Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Angi Trent
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
If you have a love, interest, or obsession for dinosaurs, this is defiantly the place for you!!! You won’t believe how realistic each display is! The detail of the dinosaurs is spot on!! You are gonna want to reserve no less than 3-4 hours of you time to enjoy this park and take the time to enjoy the experience. There is a shelter if you wanna enjoy a nice place to sit down and have a break, lunch, or picnic with your family. There is a trash can at the shelter and a pot-o-let close by. No way to wash your hands so bring water and soap if you so desire.

We come here all the time and it’s a favorite for our grandson who has a great love of dinosaurs. You really need to come see this place!!

Admission is free but, remember, if you give, it goes to help the park grow and become better and better!

The park is an outdoor adventure with cleared dirt/gravel paths. Everything is natural..including the trees and natural foliage that surrounds the paths. If you are prone to mosquito bites, bring the spray!! There are many of those pesky little critters there!
Written September 4, 2022
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Tracy W
8 contributions
Dec 2021
Amazing park! This is my little guy's favorite place to go. His older brothers enjoy going as well. Tons of dinosaurs in a natural setting. There are also little signs that tell about each of the dinosaurs. The detail on the dinosaurs is amazing. My favorite is Blue from Jurassic World. My little one loves the dig zone. Each year it gets better. They don't charge for admission but ask for donations. One guy builds all the dinosaurs by hand and uses the donations to pay for supplies and maintenance.
Written January 5, 2022
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sailrmerc2
Oak Ridge, TN26 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
We went here on a trip from Knoxville because it is listed as a southern oddity. For a free visit, this is great. The dinosaurs are very realistic and fun, and the scenery is pretty and not super-manicured, so everything looks very realistic. Kids older than 9-10 probably would not find it as entertaining, but for younger kids, there are a couple of interactive play areas and a gift shop as well. It’s very cool that someone did all of this out of a hobby and has it open for free visits (donations only).
Written August 28, 2021
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA834 contributions
Aug 2020
As a fan of roadside attractions, I've been to my share of dino parks across the country. This is by far the best dino park in the country and easily beats the gated admission dino parks on quality. You'll find this one not too far off the main roads around Bristol. You just pull in and explore. This park is so much bigger than you would think when you hear of a backyard dino park. It wanders through sets and wooded trails. The quality of dinos is really special. If you've been to any traditional dino park, they are usually hard statues that fade over time. These are wrapped in a realistic exterior that blends into the woods nicely. As you wander the park, Jurassic Park tunes and dino roars play in the background. This is well worth a detour from far and wide. While it may be free, leave them a donation because it is well deserved. I can only imagine the October haunt has the same creativity as this operation. Go check out the best dino park in the country and enjoy. A+
Written August 10, 2020
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jeax2
Peoria, IL203 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
What a fun stop! We went in with very low expectations - I mean come on, homemade Dino statues in a backyard? But it was so much fun. Dozens of realistic sculptures, educational signs next to each one, a wooded walking path, and even a little booth showing how the sculptures were built.

Free admission (donations welcome) and a little gift shop (on the honor system via lockbox or via PayPal to an email address posted on the wall) - our son loved it. As an adult I absolutely appreciated the level of dedication to a hobby and enjoyed it too.
Written June 17, 2021
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Stein048
Salem, WI49 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Awesome little dinosaur park! Recommend taking the detour off the main road to stop here - lots of dinosaurs, each with info on them. Fun for any dinosaur lover. Noteable dinos here are Big Al, Blue and Bumpy!
Written March 25, 2021
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Matatu7777
New York City, NY81 contributions
Dec 2020
While on our road trip back to the Northeast from Atlanta, I found this park on Roadside America. My kids, 5 years old, love dinosaurs so we decided to stop by. The location is unassuming, but wow, full of surprises after entering the backyard gate. I travel quite a bit and I love art galleries and museums, so to me these dinosaurs were art. I had fun taking pictures of them in the snow. Will come back again in the summer. It’s a nice hike in the woods for the little ones too. I think there is like 70 dinos, it’s a nice sized park.

The place runs on donations. The upkeep of the dinosaurs is impeccable, it must take a lot to maintain. Highly recommended.
Written December 30, 2020
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,904 contributions
Jun 2021
Went on an early Tuesday afternoon, so it wasn't too busy. It is definitely "off the beaten path," located in someone's "backyard," a considerably *big* backyard. There is a small parking lot, with warnings to stay out of the neighbors' properties. It didn't appear that parking on the road would be that good, but fortunately, there was still room for us in the parking lot.
It is totally donation based. For what you see, be generous. This place is worth it. No animatronics, but it still was great! All the dinosaurs were well made and were placed in natural settings, and this is no Disneyland. The pathways are dirt or gravel, and involve a short stairway or sloped pathway. It is not really handicapped accessible, although maybe someone in a wheelchair might be able to navigate it with assistance. My wife is limited in how far she can walk, and does not handle uneven terrain well, so after seeing a little bit of the upper section, I brought her back to the car, since she had had enough, and I went through the larger bottom section by myself, albeit quickly. One of my favorite photos from the whole 41 day cross country trip we took, is from this place. It's one of my wife standing near a T-Rex. It's one of her favorite photos too, even though it wasn't one of her favorite places.
If you have *anyone* in your family who loves dinosaurs, do *not* miss this place.
Written October 20, 2021
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PaulBeve
Ridgeway, SC376 contributions
Jan 2020
Went in January on a nice COLD day. Had the whole place to ourselves. Kids aged 3 and 6 loved it. All the dinosaurs have information plaques if your kids allow you time to read. They were running all over the place. Some of the things were closed down for the winter but that was fine. It is FREE and we did leave a donation. Warmer months probably a better time to visit.
Written January 23, 2020
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It's definitely a cooler time of year to visit, but I'd hate for anyone in the area not getting to see us if they want to. Thanks for visiting and for donating! We appreciate it!
Written January 24, 2020
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Michelle T
Jacksonville Beach, FL30 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Our second trip to backyard terrors, it’s definitely worth a visit, especially for Dino lovers. Great photo opportunities. We did get bit up by mosquitoes and a wasp bite, so bring bug spray.
Written August 4, 2022
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