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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
sjc20077

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  • 110 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
June 22, 2017
Rated 2.0

Not worth the price to our family. We paid $50 for 2 kids and 2 adults. There is a small neat museum and the dinosaur walk was pretty cool but then you are done. We spent maybe an hour here. Would've done the fossil digs but they only do them every 90min. We had just missed one when we got there and we weren't going to wait another 45min doing nothing. Cute place, just way overpriced for what it was.

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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
  • 8 Helpful
June 05, 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
LindseyRobinsonHarper

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 03, 2018
Rated 4.0

4 year daughter loved it definitely a good stop for little ones

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jeremiahadamgrogan

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  • 0 Helpful
June 19, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great place kids loved it!

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Reviewed by
wneese1978

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 22, 2017

We’ve stopped in previous years and the boys loved it. I was surprised by how much they still enjoyed taking pictures and posing with the few that you could get on.

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Reviewed by
Jenasys

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  • 0 Helpful
July 10, 2017
Rated 4.0

Dog friendly and allows RVs to park! Wonderful fun!

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Reviewed by
Coreyz3

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
February 09, 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

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 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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Dinosaur World

711 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City, Kentucky
42127 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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