The dinosaurs are something that interests everyone, for the most part. There's something about the idea of a prehistoric beast larger than a house roaming the earth, or giraffe-like reptiles chomping on leaves from the tallest trees. With this imagery in mind, it's also easy to see why prehistoric-themed dino parks are such a hit with adults and kids alike.

There's one park, in particular, that caters to the entire family and, luckily, it can be found across three separate states. When it comes to themed attractions that are doing the dinosaurs justice, families need to look no further than Dinosaur World.

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Home To Life-Sized Dinosaurs

The general consensus on Dinosaur World is that it's a fantastic place to both see and learn about these incredible prehistoric creatures. It doesn't necessarily always sink in just how tremendous they were when they once roamed the earth and at these parks, guests will feel like they're in a real-life Jurassic Park setting... without the Orlando park ride scares, of course.

With a wide variety of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, guests can wander down various nature trails that will take them through the 'habitats' of these animals. Each location also features a gift shop and special events, as well, which immerse guests even further into the Jurassic experience. Among hoards of triceratops and standing below the towering heights of a brontosaurus, one just might find their new favorite family-friendly attraction.

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What To Expect At Dinosaur World

During a visit, guests will experience a variety of things inside of this park:

  • Hundreds of life-sized dinosaur replicas, indoors and outdoors
  • Interactive exhibits for kids
  • Dinosaur-themed playgrounds
  • Animatronic animals at the indoor exhibits
  • Natural area hikes that include boardwalks as guests stroll through dinosaur habitats
  • An expansive gift shop offering all things dinosaurs, geodes, artifacts, games, and toys

Guests will also receive 15% off at the local Hampton Inn Plant City when purchasing tickets to Dinosaur World, which makes trip-planning that much easier!

Inside the museum, guests will learn even more about the dinosaurs with exhibits that seemingly come to life before one's very own eyes. This is also where fossils and prehistoric artifacts can be seen on display, detailing the lives of certain species and how they lived on earth. One of the motion-activated displays that can be found in the museum is the T-Rex, which is both thrilling and mesmerizing to watch. Additional animatronics include Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Pterodactyl. At the Florida location, specifically, guests will find fossils that are local to the state. Meanwhile, at the Kentucky location, guests have the chance to see casts of real fossils, while Texas is home to additional animatronics such as Amargasaurus, Coelophysis, Iguanodon, Pteranodon, and the Velociraptor.

Dinosaur World In Plant City, Florida

  • Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM, Daily
  • Admission Pricing: Adults $19.95 | Senior 60+ $17.95 | Children aged 3 - 12 $14.95 | Children 2 and under - Free
  • Excavation Passes: Adults $29.95 | Children age 3 and older $21.95
  • Annual Passes: Adults $49.95 | Senior $44.95 | Children age 3-12 $34.95

Dinosaur World In Cave City, Kentucky

  • Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Daily
  • Admission Pricing: Adults $15.75 | Senior 60+ $13.75 | Children aged 3 - 12 $13.75 | Children 2 and under - Free
  • Excavation Passes: Adults $21.95 | Children age 3 and older $19.95
  • Annual Passes: Adults $29.95 | Senior $26.95 | Children age 3-12 $24.95

Those visiting the Kentucky location will also be able to visit the nearby Mammoth Cave, which is home to one of the largest cave systems in the world.

Dinosaur World In Glen Rose, Texas

  • Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM, Daily
  • Admission Pricing: Adults $15.75 | Senior 60+ $13.75 | Children aged 3 - 12 $13.75 | Children 2 and under - Free
  • Excavation Passes: Adults $21.95 | Children age 3 and older $19.95
  • Annual Passes: Adults $29.95 | Senior $26.95 | Children age 3-12 $24.95

Visitors should note that each museum does allow outside food as there's no food served on the premises. In certain locations, pizza delivery is also an available option. A picnic lunch is encouraged so that guests can 'dine with the dinos.' The general admission rates apply to all areas of the park except for the excavation activities, which are currently on hold at the time of writing. Admission to the museum, the outdoor nature walks, and the gift shop are all included in the ticket price. Entrance to the Boneyard is also included and entails an interactive fossil exhibit. Additionally, children are permitted to use the playgrounds outside until closing, and the park is handicapped-accessible.

Those who purchase a membership to any Dinosaur World will also have discounted access to additional attractions around the area. The only location that does not participate in this is Dinosaur World Texas. For a full list of participating attractions, they can be found on the Dinosaur World website under 'Reciprocal Agreements.'

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