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Dinosaur World

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Address: 711 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127
Phone Number: 270-773-4345
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Great spot for children

Had a great time with the family, even in winter there was plenty to do for 1-2 hours. The place was clean, well kept, and staff was very nice. Will definitely visit again if in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
ZAlanWOod
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had a great time with the family, even in winter there was plenty to do for 1-2 hours. The place was clean, well kept, and staff was very nice. Will definitely visit again if in the area.

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Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The dinosaurs are big and look like they came out of "Jurassic Park." It is a cool place to visit, especially for the kids. But it is a little pricey, and there is not much to do there except walk the trail through the woods and look at the dinosaurs. You can see it all in an hour or less.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The front desk guys were very helpful and energetic. It was new years day so not a lot of people were there. If you are taking older kids this is not a stop you want to make but for 10ish and under it would be a great stop. The dinosaurs don't look as real as the brochure, but if you... More 

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Fox Lake, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We took a road trip to the smoky mountains and on our way home we decided to stop here as a break from the drive. Our boys loved the dinosaurs, mining, and digging for fossils. It was a bit of a tourist trap and you ended up paying a bit more then we thought. As an adult I was not... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

So you came to central Kentucky to visit the country's largest caves but your kids want something else to do. Why not Dinosaur Word! I'll tell you why not. I went with my 3 children in August and the first thing you do is walk through their huge store which has anything imaginable to buy about dinosaurs. I thought this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This road side attraction knows how to draw kids in and take their parents' money! lol My son had a blast seeing all the dinosaur sculptures placed throughout the wooded areas and even more fun 'digging' for fossils (and taking 3 home!). However, the price is steep per person (in my opinion) and the gift store is waaaay too hard... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I were on a road trip when we saw the sign for Dinosaur World and decided to stop by and make a new memory. We didn't know what to expect, because we had no cell reception to Google the destination, but decided to check it out anyway. Dinosaur World is a hike through the woods looking at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I'm not sure why but I had low expectations the first time we came to Dino World, but it's a classy, science-based and just plain fun place. My kids are a little older now and still love it, but one of the things that makes it stand apart from competitors is how great it is even for preschoolers. Definitely something... More 

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Saint Paul, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My little girl loved it. They have a lot to see. The dinosaurs made life like. We walked the trails over 18 acres. They could give more information when you buy the extra package, for gem mining and fossil dig. I didn't know until we were at the end of the fossil dig that the children didn't get to keep... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Aside from the slight judgment from the staff work bringing our own plastic dinosaur (Dennis), this place is a gem. They have a really informative video about the lifetime of a dinosaur. They have many life size dinosaurs and mammoths that despite signs saying otherwise, you should climb! Fun for everyone!

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