The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, Oakdale

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#4 of 6 in Theme Parks in Connecticut
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  • I have been here twice with my fiance, it's a great walk/hike and the dinosaurs are super fun to take photos with. If you still play Pokemon go each exhibit is a stop/gym so there is actually a lot of...  more »
  • The bouncy playground was a big hit for our 9 year old and 5 year old. Remember to bring socks to wear or you'll have to buy them for the kids for this attraction as kids must remove their shoes and w...  more »
  • The cost to enter the park was pretty expensive considering that adults and children pay around $20 each. The kids did have fun on the playground and maze. We also did the gold mining (additional cost...  more »
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  • Adult pays $20 to bring a kid for $20 for a cute place with dinosaurs. Be sure to bring socks and water shoes, otherwise you aren't able to use the two main attractions. The store of course will sell you overpriced low quality socks and water shoes for an additional cost. A few playscapes, a maze, a water pad and a well groomed trail with a few cool dinosaur statues. The food place was closed. Nothing for adults or older children. It is a nice place, but we will never return. I would recommend against this place. There are other alternatives with more for less.
  • Took our 3 year old and he absolutely loved it! Saw lots of complaints about pricing but we thought it was extremely comparable to other museum type activities in the state. Obviously not something you'd do every weekend, it's an experience. Beyond the dinosaur trails and playground, the visit inside the digging area and gold mine was very neat for kids. I probably wouldn't do the gold mining for under 5, concept was hard to understand for my 3 year old. But the gem dig was very cool! The kids can take home whatever they find for 'gold' and gemstones within 10 minutes. There are packages with longer time to purchase, but I thought 10 min was plenty for my 3 yr old. There's also a completely dark mining cave for older kids, they get a hard hat with light on it to find the stones. Also, walking out, we couldn't resist having a few geodes opened. My son loved it and the mystery of what's inside was a lot of fun! We left with some cool treats, spent about 2 hours there, and thought the value was extremely worth it. For anyone wanting to experience this place for less, visit outside their peak summer season and the pricing is much less. The entire property is very well maintained and the gift shops have a lot to offer for dino lovers.
  • To damn expensive, and really over rated not much to see. And if you don't get there early forget it they say that the closing time is 6:00 and it a ghost town at 5:00pm. Good luck
  • What a great place to take kids. The dinosaur statues were awesome, lifesize, and many I had never heard of. The splash pad was so much fun. And several playground structures....what a great day!
  • The worst part was paying and it wasn't that bad. Make sure that you wear your socks that day because there is a jungle jim. This has to be my favorite place. I will definitely return.

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