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“Great piece of Americana at the right price”
Review of Dinosaur Land

Dinosaur Land
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Owner description: A special interest site that features a collection of almost life-sized dinosaurs, including a 70-foot octopus!
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is a roadside Americana icon, and if you know what to expect, you know that it is what it is.

What it is:

A great place for kids to get out of the car and run around, read factoids about dinosaurs while roaming through large statues

Weathered - but that's part of the charm. I am sure it's hard to keep everything painted and new at the low prices they charge, but it also lends to the old treasure of America feel

Educational - great for homeschoolers - take your Dino guides and trek through the park and find dinos that match what you are studying

Nutty - A large shark, King Kong - you can take a picture in a shark mouth and in King Kong's hand for unique Facebook profile pics for a while

What it is not:

Expensive - $5 for adults, $4 for kids - and you still want to complain? We've paid 5x that much for terrible aquariums and attractions that have hyped up websites and savvy marketing. The Dinosaur Land website gives you some insight - not really high-tech and just inexpensive fun. If you want to get the kids out from in front of the TV or XBox, $4 is pretty worth it

Upscale - yeah, some paint is peeling and there are some dinosaurs that rotate "out of service" for maintenance - but it's better than closing for good, as so many roadside attractions have

We especially love the ladies that work in the shop, which is chock full of everything from statues to collectibles, Native American toys and treasures and, of course, dinosaurs - great learning materials and workbooks to take home - and it's not that expensive.

If you are in Winchester, stop over - it makes a great day with the Children's Discovery Museum and it's only 17 minutes away.

2  Thank gracegarden
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Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Great gift shop, great dinosaurs!!! It takes about an hour to get through. The people that run it are down to earth and very nice. Worth the beautiful trip from DC!!

1  Thank Jenhrynko
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I couldn't believe that after all the years that I have traveled to different classic roadside attractions that I didn't get here until now! If you want to keep the past alive then get here and give back! It's worth it believe me! The hospitality of the employees and the atmosphere of the local area was a nice plus on this trip. I will definitely have to bring a few people back to this awesome well preserved treasure!

1  Thank Jake V
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

ok obviously this is a cheesey little park and the dinosaurs look like paper mache...but it was fun..only takes 20 minutes to walk thru and there is a large variety of different kinds of dinosaurs...however i dont believe that king king and a giant praying mantis were actual dinosaurs hahahahahahaha...doesnt even matter its just good cheap fun and the gift shop is way cool

1  Thank Eric H
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you ever had the pleasure of a Route 66 trip as a kid - this place will bring back the memories. From the cedar wood souvenirs in the gift shop to the King Kong at the end of the dino walk - delightfully hokey yet still entertaining and educational for children. Knew about it for 25 years but just finally used the g'kids as an excuse to go. Very much worth the $20 for three adults and two kids. We all enjoyed it and hope you will too.

2  Thank Tasmandevil
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