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“A walk on the wild side.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Prehistoric World

Prehistoric World
Upper Canada Road, Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 2G0, Canada
(613) 543-2503
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Morrisburg
Type: Museums
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Kingston, Canada
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“A walk on the wild side.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Visited w ith my 7 yr old grandson. A lovely walk through a wooded area with amazing sculptures of prehistoric animals.No rush you wander at your own pace. Excellent design on the sculptures. Life size so many are amazing to a child. A fun family stop.

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Vividly Life Like”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Our granddaughters, aged 5 and 9, thoroughly enjoyed our visit. So did Gramma and grampa! It really is an attraction for all ages since the two brothers who own and create all these dinosaurs to there proper scale are recording for all of us that piece of history that we have no pictures or drawings of ... only recovery of skeletal remains that form the basis of the size of these creatures.

This location looks very casually like someone's home. And it is! The display is in the acreage behind the home and is well groomed and laid out to make our day an enjoyable walk in the sunshine and then a concrete path through the woods.

Public washrooms are behind the office area of the house. Plenty of room for a picnic but you must bring all your food and drinks as there is no store on site.

We were warned that bug repellant may be needed as we enter the forest path but we did not encounter any pests on our visit. However, be a good "boy scout" and be prepared.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My sister and I took my nephew (6 years old) and my niece (4 years old) to this attraction. From where we live it was about an hour drive. We went for lunch at the chip stand down the road from the attraction - excellent food. Then we drove to the attraction. It was $10/adult and $6/child. The gentleman who owned the place gave us some bug spray just in case as the 1 km trail goes into the bush. It was my sister and her children's first time visiting the attraction. The children loved it, they loved running along the stone pathway and seeing all the dinosaurs. They were in awe at the size of the dinosaurs. Also, they enjoyed digging in the sand to find dinosaur bones. The children could have gone two or three times through the trail but we had to stop them as we only wanted to stay for short time. We were probably there for about an hour and half, which was what we had planned for. I have been to this attraction before and would recommend it for a short excursion. I wish the gentlemen would finish some of his attractions and maybe add a few more as the place has not changed in over five years. But overall it was enjoyable, especially for the children.

Visited August 2013
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“Very pricey but the little kids love the dinosaurs.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Prehistoric World is a private walk in a backyard in Morrisburg. The owner of the home has decorated their land with a multitude of life sized dinosaurs along with a little information about each one. There is also a little sandbox with some 'fossils' to find but most of them were uncovered when we went and it does not appear that anyone ever re-covers them to make the box more fun to explore. The whole 'walk' is less than a kilometer with about 20 dinosaurs to see. There is also a little picnic area and bathrooms on the site.

We took our 5 yr old to see the park today and spent maybe an hour there - which was rather disappointing given it is an hour and a half drive from our home to the site. The website listed the price of admission incorrectly (or it has gone up since then) We paid $10 for adults and $6 for kids to visit.

It is very cool for the little ones to play around the dinosaurs (but no climbing) and our son loved it but considering the length of time to get there, the price of admission and the fact that there is nothing else there, it is really not worth it to go more than once.

If you do visit, the hours are from 10am - 4pm during the summer. Bring bug repellant as the forest portion of the walk is a haven for mosquitoes ( we still got bit WITH bug spray). Also, they do not accept anything but cash and Canadian Tire Money for the admission fee so be prepared.

Visited August 2013
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