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Dinosaur World

Opens in 30 min: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great fun for 3 yr old. Well kept and friendly service. Would be nice to have sounds effects (drown... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Annette H
Great for young children

My husband, almost three-year-old and I visited Dinosaur World on our long weekend visit to Mammoth... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
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711 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8437
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is an okay place to go. It would be nicer if the dinosaurs were painted more realistically. (One Dino had spots, another tiger stripes.) It's very kid orientated, unfortunately, so some adults might get bored. Since I live in the area, I've been here...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paige P
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The family and I enjoyed our visit to Dinosaur World. The gift shop is huge and reasonably priced. It was raining when we arrived but there are a few indoor and covered activities which was nice. The walk through the dinosaurs goes along a concrete...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great fun for 3 yr old. Well kept and friendly service. Would be nice to have sounds effects (drown out the highway noise)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annette H
Reviewed October 20, 2018

If you have a dinosaur lover, I highly recommend! My toddler had a blast, all I heard was "Look', 'Wow" I loved that the dinosaurs statues was on a walking trail, we were the first ones in, and seen deer running around the exhibit. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ashley C
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Not only the kids loved it but we did as well! Beautiful landscape. Very clean and affordable. Pet friendly is a huge plus!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christy M
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

My children (4, 9, 11) loved this place! Especially the 4 year old...his favorite part of vacation!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

We took my three year old nephew for an early birthday present. He loves dinosaurs but was far from expressed with any of these dinosaurs unfortunately. The exhibit is extremely dark inside which of course makes it hard to see the fossils and bones etc....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Longleggedlovely1
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Our kids (5 & 8) loved this so much they wanted to go back another day. We probably could have spent longer here than we did (about 2 hours.) The dinosaurs are impressive. Our daughter enjoyed being our "tour guide" introducing each one. The "fossil...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DaBearsWISC
Reviewed September 7, 2018

My husband, almost three-year-old and I visited Dinosaur World on our long weekend visit to Mammoth Cave. My son had a wonderful time. The dino trail, playground, and excavation site were his favorites. Because of his age, my son was free so we did not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DottieLu
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit with young grandchildren or adluts. Very educational for young, middle aged, or senior folks. Nice walking area to visit over 200 exhibits

Date of experience: May 2018
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from Paige P | Reviewed this property |
Neither wheelchairs nor strollers are available for rent. You'll have to bring your own.
Cindydericklynn F
July 17, 2018|
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October 5, 2017|
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Response from Sassygardner | Reviewed this property |
With children under 12, I'd suggest 2 hours visit time on a pretty day to wander leisurely through the woods and really see the dinosaurs, as well as playing in the playground and, if not too hot, viewing the movie and... More
Travel Forum Posts
Dinosaur World (4 Replies)
Hi All Anyone been? Its not on the attractions list here on tripadvisor so wondered if it was worth going to. Thanks Sam (London, UK)
September 02, 2005|
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You can get a rough idea what it's like by looking at their web site if you haven't already. Never been there, however, I've seen the web site and it looks like it's very much for little kids - Persoanlly, I choose to pass on visiting.
Jenny B
Orange County, California
Road trip - West Coast and Keys (4 Replies)
Hi, We plan a trip to Florida next spring break and I was wondering if someone have comments on my itinerary. I'm looking more for "don't miss that" or "it's way to far to do that in one day" :) You know what I mean? My itinerary is mostly done, but since I will go there, I don't wanna miss something around the corner that I was not aware. Also, I change hotel from Fort Myers and St. Pete (or Clearwater) because it's seem too far for me to always stay in the middle of everything I want...More
August 14, 2014|
Response frombornwithwheels|
Your itinerary is pretty good. A couple of tips. Snorkeling from shore in the keys is not that great, no reef close to shore so not much to see. A snorkel trip to Looe Key would be better. Your should research the Florida Keys and Key West forums on the many other things to see & do while there. Unless you really want some beach time I would skip Sombrero Beach. You will have better beaches on the gulf coast. Weeki Wachee is a small park, nice springs there, rent tubes and lockers early in...More
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1-2 day Trip w/ 2 and 5 yr old in September. (3 Replies)
I know going in that Eureka is not really for young kids. So, I'm thinking of taking my kids up for a day and possibly staying a night in Eureka with them. Any suggestions on good places to stay and things to do. We'll probably walk around down town for small bit as there are mostly just shops and that won't last long. My main reason for going is to take them to see the statue of Jesus. Does anyone know if the Passion Play still has that Dinosaur Exhibit that was there 4-5 years ago? ...More
August 10, 2011|
Response fromflame70|
Forgot to comment on the Quality Inn hotel. They do still have the dive-in movies. We've stayed there twice now. The last time was back in May. Nice hotel, comfy beds.