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Dinosaur World

711 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, Kentucky 42127 USA

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“They're alive and They're Hungry!”

A giant Tyrannosaurus Rex stands alongside the Interstate outside of Cave City, Kentucky, letting visitors and passersby know that Dinosaur World is not far. An outdoor museum of prehistoric animals, Dinosaur World Kentucky helped this spot along I-65 earn the title of "best exit" by Southern Living magazine.Tourists walk along a trail that winds its way through the forest and watch for various life-sized dinosaurs that are scattered throughout the park. More than 100 dinosaurs, each with an explanatory sign, can be found here. The designers of Dinosaur World Kentucky - this is just one of three such parks in the United States, with others in Glen Rose, Texas, and Plant City, Florida - have also filled the grounds with faux dinosaur eggs and raptor claws.The park also has a playground and a fossil dig for kids. Parents and older children can relax in a covered picnic area while the youngest ones dig for authentic fossils. There's also a gift shop that offers a selection of eggs, fossils, educational materials, toys, books, and more.This park, and the two others like it, is the brainchild of Swedish businessman Christer Svensson, who moved to the United States in the early '90s with his family and purchased a former alligator farm in Florida to create the first Dinosaur World. Svensson has been in the entertainment business for more than 30 years and he knew a winning idea as soon as he had it. All of the dinosaurs models are made on-site by employees of the parks and measure up to eight feet long. They're constructed using Fiberglas, steel, and concrete.

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Reviewed by
amy.r.park

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 13, 2014

it was pretty interesting. the fossil dig was a little too juvenile for my 10 and 12 year old. but a well kept place and cool to see so many life size dinosaur

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Reviewed by
jessdeluca

  • 3 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
June 5, 2014

What a great place!! The people working there were super nice and it was a great experience! My 5 year old loved it!!

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Reviewed by
Coreyz3

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
February 9, 2017
Rated 5.0

Cute place worth the stop. My boys were a little too old at 12 and 14, but they would have loved it when they were 10 and younger. As it was, we had a nice walk through the woods with the cool dinosaurs that broke up our long drive.

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Reviewed by
Kathleen Olesinski

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 29, 2016
Rated 3.0

Kids got a kick out of it

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Reviewed by
RotmanFamily2014

  • 8 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0

Dog friendly! We loved the paved trail beneath a canopy of trees where life sized dinosaur statues stood in the under growth. There were dozens of dinosaurs, a different species around every turn. The place is kitschy to be sure and the statues were not museum quality but the walk and wonder of it all was great fun. 2 people cost $30.

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JakobSkovgaard1

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 24, 2016
Rated 2.0

Big disappointment if you think you're going to see proper true skeletons from dinosaurs.
It's a nice walk in a park with plastic animals in well to true dimensions. But it was not worth the almost 50 dollars it costs a party of two adults and two kids.
Playground was alright for smaller kids.
Go there if you're fine with some brief introduction to Dinos, but if you have been to a nature museum like in Toronto or London don't expect to see the same level of real bones and how they are displayed in full statues as there. This is small scale.
Authentic scenery in the nearby town.

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Reviewed by
sylence.campbell

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 30, 2014
Rated 3.0

It was really cute, plus it's very pet friendly and that means a lot to me

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stagedoor13

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 17, 2014
Rated 3.0

3 stars for adults. 4 stars for kids!

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Reviewed by
agemuerte

  • 7 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 2, 2014

Get off this exit ! PERIOD!

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Dinosaur World

711 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City, Kentucky
42127 USA

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