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Dinosaur World, Glen Rose

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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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  • This place is amazing. We never knew anything like this existed. What you see for the small fee you pay is totally worth it. We drove over an hour to get here and truly loved every minute if it... 
    This place is amazing. We never knew anything like this existed. What you see for the small fee you pay is totally worth it. We drove over an hour to get here and truly loved every minute if it...  more »
  • This is a great activity for children 10 and under. We took our 5 year old who loves dinosaurs and he was ecstatic! I recommend that you go early (Opens at 9:00) to avoid the heat and any crowds... 
    This is a great activity for children 10 and under. We took our 5 year old who loves dinosaurs and he was ecstatic! I recommend that you go early (Opens at 9:00) to avoid the heat and any crowds...  more »
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  • Such a great place to take kids who love dinosaurs, and perfect for when you just want to get out of the house and be outside. The walking trail is paved and an easy walk with several places to rest along the way. My toddler absolutely loved it this time around and keeps wanting to go back. I will say that the playground impressed me the most. It has the best toddler playground we’ve ever been too. It’s hard to find playgrounds suitable for toddlers to play on but the one at Dinosaurs World is great! This will be a regular place for us to go visit on pretty days. Slightly pricy, but I think worth it to get out of the house and enjoy the day.
  • It was a nice place to take my grandson for spring break. How ever, when tickets are purchased y'all need to tell people that's it's a good two hour walk. Elderly persons like myself almost did not make it all around the park walking. Or better yet have a golf cart on the track to pick up people that can not walk the full track around the park Thank you. Ms. Farmer

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