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Dinosaur World

711 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127
270-773-4345
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Cave City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, NV
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Marietta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This family run attraction is well worth your while. The family has researched the dinosaur species and constructed life size replicas, each displayed with its facts. There is also a playground and a "fossil pit" for the kids to unearth their own fossils. Good time with good people.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I have driven past this place for over 20 years and we finally sopped in. It was a blast. It was $13.00 a piece and just had fun, getting pictures next to the life sized dinosaurs. Great museum and gift shop which we purchased a memory from

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Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Having been to the rundown Dinosaur Land in Virginia, we were not too sure going into this place. Especially when we walked in and saw the prices. BUT, what a great place! It is well-kept, clean, and the staff is great. The dinosaurs are in great shape, and the place also has a small museum, cave theater, mining sleuth, playground,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you like dinosaurs, it's worth the visit. They really are life-sized, and posed in great setups with multiple dinosaurs per exhibit. They are plaster and do not move, but if you are at all interested in dinosaurs or have kids that are, it's the place to go. A few extra things for the kids to do as well, at... More 

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