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Dinosaur World, Glen Rose

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Specialty Museum · Museum
Life sized models of dinosaurs welcome families and classes to learn, have fun, or just enjoy a quiet encounter with the lifelike animals.

Dinosaur World is the brainchild of Swedish businessman Christer Svensson, who has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. Svensson and his family moved to the United States. Attracted to central Florida, where he and his wife and children had vacationed many times, Svensson purchased a former alligator farm as a home for his ancient reptiles. To develop the best park possible, he consulted with the manager of a similar open-air dinosaur museum in Germany, as well as with internationally known authorities on prehistoric life. With a great deal of information, planning, and hard work, the Svensson family created a pleasant environment in which to entertain and inform their visitors. Less than five years later, Dinosaur World opened in Kentucky. The Texas park followed about 5 years after that.

The dinosaur models, up to eighty feet in length and based on the latest scientific discoveries, are made of fiberglass, steel, and concrete. The dinosaurs are arranged in groups of as many as eleven of a single species, in a variety of settings.

Nestled among a lush assortment of native vegetation, the dinosaurs are so believable that some visitors claim to see them moving through the shadows cast by the many native trees.

A giant T-Rex waits to greet visitors at each location. It’s hard to miss this prehistoric giant on the main entryway in Plant City, Florida, Glen Rose, Texas and Cave City, Kentucky.
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  • What a fun time. Dog friendly too. Just enough on the plaques to inform without feeling like it’s a school lesson. Definitely worth the money. Spent about 90 minutes there and will be back with the...  more »
  • If you love dinosaurs or have kids that do then a stop at Dinosaur World is a must! They have a small museum but it is full of information and has dinosaur figures that move and make noises. Kids...  more »
  • Kids loved it here. It was really hot, but they had a nice play area with benches and an area with water mist going which helped with the heat. The entire place is filled with information about each dinosaur while walking around. The kids were able to dig for fossils and feed the fish. The gift shop has tons of cool items for kids and adults too.
  • I recommend Dinosaur World to all families! The dinosaurs look very realistic and there are information plaques about each one you see. The gift shop has a vast selection of items. The staff is very nice, especially after the walk through when you have a tired toddler. My family and I will definitely be back! Make sure your little ones love dinosaurs!

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