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“Nice for little kids!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dinosaur World

Dinosaur World
5145 Harvey Tew Rd., Plant City, FL
+1 813-717-9865
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$145*
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Plant City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Dinosaur World is a self guided outdoor museum with over 200 life size dinosaurs in a natural setting. Dig for fossils in the Fossil Dig, uncover a life size dinosaur skeleton replica from under the sand in the Boneyard, visit Exploration Cave for a guided tour with a Paleontologist and try your hand at trivia during the Triviasaurus Rex Game Show! Check out the museum with real artifacts and animatronic dinosaurs and our NEW Florida Fossils Museum! Pan for real gems and minerals at the Dino Gem Mine and CRACK YOUR OWN GEODE at the Geode Cracker!
Auburndale, fl
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“Nice for little kids!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My two older boys (10 & 11) get bored quickly with the dinosaur statues. However, they are not true dinosaur enthusiasts and that would make a huge difference. The grounds are well maintained - but after a couple of hours we are ready to leave.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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“A wonderful half day of family fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have driven by this place many times and never stopped, glad we did on our Christmas Break. My 6 yr old twin boys loved it. It was very nice, clean and educational. The area was great for learning, playing and enjoying lunch as a family. The kids enjoyed getting to dig for fossils, it was a nice treat to be able to take their findings home. It was a little pricey, but, overall worth it.

Visited December 2012
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Parrish, Florida
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“Better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Been meaning to go here for a long time and it was far better than we expected. Very well done attraction with very detailed life-sized dinosaurs.

Visited December 2012
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Hernando, Fl
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“Are the Dinosaurs Really Extinct?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Happened to go to Dinosaur World the other day quite unexpectedly, but we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the attraction and the fact that our two little grandsons were totally involved in seeing all the different types of dinosaurs on display as well as the very appropriately written descriptions on the walls.

Very nice playground and beautiful gift shop.

Too bad there is no restaurant on the premises - we had to search the area for a place to have lunch, though we noticed that lots of people brought their lunches with them and used the plentiful tables and benches.

A little surprised that people were allowed to SMOKE in the area near the playground and picnic tables and the fact that you were allowed to bring your dog in.

Visited December 2012
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Ulster County, NY
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“Good Dinosaur fun for kids of all ages!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and I have driven by Dinosaur World several times a year for years, each time vowing to stop in on the next trip. Finally we did, and we had a blast. The park is clearly designed for families, and for sure kids should love the place. We did. We arrived around noon on Christmas Eve, so the park was very sparsely attended - for us, as big plus. The museum surprised us, we weren't expecting authentic fossils and found the exhibits well organized and explained. But we were there for the cheesy fun, so our favorite part of the museum came at the end with the animatronic dinos. Love 'em. Then we followed the walk to see the giant dinosaurs among the tropical foliage. Even in my wildest hopes, I could not have anticipated the carnivorous walkway with it's ominous sign warning that it might be too graphic for young children. Those dinosaur eating dinosaurs were just great, each one better than the last. Not sure too many kids would be afraid, despite the signs. Overall, Dinosaur World had a 60s theme park feel from a more innocent time. Fun for all, inexpensive, good gift store..... unless you crave the hyper-stimulation of CGI graphics or the lines of Disney, you should enjoy Dinosaur World.

Visited December 2012
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