The Little Known Dinosaur Park In Connecticut You'll Want To Visit
It’s every kid’s dream to travel back to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Honestly, a lot of adults dream of living out Jurassic Park fantasies, too. At The Dinosaur Place in Montville, those dreams come as close to true as they’re going to get without a time machine.
Along 1.5 miles of nature trails, you'll encounter over 40 life-size dinosaurs. Here's the Therizinosaurus, an herbivore with the longest claws of any animal known to man. They're two feet long!
Be careful in Raptor Bay, where carnivorous dinosaurs hang out near a 7-acre lake. If you feel the ground rumbling, it's not the dinosaurs: it's a volcano! Don't get too close if you're not ready to get wet.
The herbivores relax away from the fray. How big is this long-necked plant eater? You'll have to visit to find out!
Monty's Playground features some of the coolest play technology around, including a three-dimensional climbing web that swings and vibrates with every move. Of course, the playground also features dinosaur-themed fun.
At the Discovery Depot indoor learning center, find out about the methods archaeologists have used to discover everything we know about dinosaurs.
Be sure to check out the fossil and mineral gallery, where you'll find life-sized replicas of dinosaur skeletons.
Cap off an adventure-filled day with a visit to the splash pad. It's actually the largest splash pad in New England!
How scary is a T-Rex up close? Who’s ready to take a prehistoric adventure to find out?
The Dinosaur Park at Nature’s Art Village is located at 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370
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