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“Fun, but quick.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dinosaur World

Dinosaur World
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Cave City
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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“Fun, but quick.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

My wife and I took our 3 year old son to dinosaur world on the 4th of July weekend. He loves dinosaurs more than anything in the world. The tickets were 12.75 each for the adults and 9.75 for our son. He enjoyed digging for fossils and playing in the dinosaur bones...that held his attention for 10-15 minutes. The rest of the park was filled with many life-size dinosaurs. He enjoyed looking for the dinosaurs he knows, but would not stay long at each one. There is a little playground area at the end....my son actually enjoyed that more than anything else. Overall, he had a good time, but we only spent a little over an hour there. Would be better for kids just a little bit older.

Visited July 2011
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Granger, Indiana
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“A surprisingly awesome stop on our adventure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

After traveling for a number of hours, we decided to stop in Cave City, Kentucky for a bit. We decided that Dinosaur World would be a fun stop and boy were we right! The life size dinosaurs were terrific and they were very nicely displayed! The information about each of the dinosaurs was great, as well. Unfortunately it was super hot the day that we stopped there, or else we would have stayed longer. I definitely recommend Dinosaur World!

Visited July 2011
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Springboro, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great stop on a long trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

This park was a planned stop on a long car trip. I have a 5 year old daughter and a 1 year old son. It was a very hot day and it helped that the majority of the dinosaur trail was shaded. The dinosaur statues were interesting and not too scary for the kids. My kids loved the fossil dig. They did not care for the museum or movie cave (probably due to their ages). The playground equipment was nice, but very hot, as this area is not shaded. The staff was nice and the restrooms were clean. Overall, we were pleased with our visit.

Visited July 2011
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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“Great for young-at-heart Dinosaur lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

Dinosaur World looks a little like a Pigeon Forge (read: touristy) trap when you drive up. It exceeded my expectations. My husband is a big dinosaur lover, and we had fun walking along the shaded trail. There are 150 life-size dinosaur replicas in the park. We actually had fun because we disobeyed the rules and jumped over the rope to pose for photos with the dinosaurs. (It's a good thing we were there on a slow day!)

One downside is that Dinosaur World does not have any food - beyond two vending machines - in the park. You can order pizza to be delivered, and there's a picnic area. I wish there had been some food, even if it was just a generic concessions stand type of thing.

The gift shop was great because one-half of it was dedicated to actual dinosaur fossils. These were expensive, but we did pick up some affordable fossil book ends for a friend's wedding gift.

We didn't experience the problem that another person had with staff. (Though, honestly, I understand why they're not allowed to let guests into the park, where restrooms are located, before they pay.) Everyone was friendly and helpful. All in all, we probably won't visit again, but we enjoyed it for what it was.

Visited May 2011
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Great for Toddler”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2011

This was a good place to visit with our almost-3 year old. They have a play area that she enjoyed a lot, and the dinosaur trail is an interesting experience. The path runs through a nice wooded area, well-shaded and easy to walk. We did not bring a stroller, but one would have worked well on this path. I thought the dinosaurs were well-made, and each different species had a plaque telling about it.

Visited May 2011
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