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Dinosaur Place


Dinosaur Place

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, 06370 , CT

The Connecticut River Valley isn’t the best place in the world to find dinosaur fossils; scientists, however, have long looked to the area as one of the best places in the world to find fossilized dinosaur tracks. Now you can walk in the “footsteps of the giants” at this deliciously cheesy adventure park that appeals to the five-year-old in all of us. Exhibits include wooded paths where you can walk amidst replicas of T Rex and all his scaly cousins, as well as mines where little ones can “prospect” for gemstones, keeping any they find, and exhibits of dinosaur skeletons, geodes, and fluorescent minerals that glow under black lights. It’s not quite Jurassic Park, but it’s enough to send your family paleontologist into spasms of Jurassic joy.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Great family outing. Spend the day

by ckbucks

i brought 2 of my grandsons , ages 7 and 11. They had a ball. We hiked, saw and studied life sized dinosaurs , climbed huge play equipment and marveled at the volcano that erupts…
A Glorified Hike

by alitravels27

You will pay through the nose to enter this establishment, and that is no matter when you go (peak, mid, off season). Our family decided to splurge not knowing the exact fee structure, but knowing…