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Dinosaur World

5145 Harvey Tew Road

Dinosaur World is the name of three outdoor museums, one in Plant City, Florida, one in Cave City, Kentucky, and the third in Glen Rose, Texas, where visitors can see up close and life size the amazing creatures that once ruled the Earth.

Life sized models of dinosaurs welcome families and classes to learn, have fun, or just enjoy a quiet encounter with the lifelike animals. Dinosaur World is the brainchild of Swedish businessman Christer Svensson, who has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. Svensson and his family moved to the United States. Attracted to central Florida, where he and his wife and children had vacationed many times, Svensson purchased a former alligator farm as a home for his ancient reptiles. To develop the best park possible, he consulted with the manager of a similar open-air dinosaur museum in Germany, as well as with internationally known authorities on prehistoric life. With a great deal of information, planning, and hard work, the Svensson family created a pleasant environment in which to entertain and inform their visitors. Less than five years later, Dinosaur World opened in Kentucky. The Texas park followed about 5 years after that.

The dinosaur models, up to eighty feet in length and based on the latest scientific discoveries, are made of fiberglass, steel, and concrete. The dinosaurs are arranged  in groups of as many as eleven of a single species, in a variety of settings.

Nestled among a lush assortment of native vegetation, the dinosaurs are so believable that some visitors claim to see them moving through the shadows cast by the many native trees.

A giant T-Rex waits to greet visitors at each location. It’s hard to miss this prehistoric giant on the main entryway in Plant City, Florida, Glen Rose, Texas and Cave City, Kentucky.


Jason Waits

Monday, July 2, 2018
Cool spot. Took my 4 year old and he loved it. VERY CLEAN and well maintained grounds. I’ve seen this place from the interstate a million times since I was a kid and excepted a tired looking park targeted toward kids. Dinosaur World is the opposite of that. Pay the extra for the jewel mining. Not that expensive and my kid loved it. Two playgrounds in the park but are open and exposed to the sun. If it’s hot not very fun to be on. Cool place.

Julia Munoz

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Really interesting place and a great value. The walking areas are shaded so the Florida heat is bearable most of the time. The exhibits are cool and the kids can do lots of hands-on things. You can leave and come back all you want on the same day. The staff is top-notch. Not too far from Orlando and if you’re doing Orlando on a budget, this is a great option. Our 7-year-old son AND our 6-year-old daughter loved it.

S Perez

Sunday, July 1, 2018
It was really neat- way better than I thought it would be. Little kids would really like it. I went with my nephews and they thought it was neat. Lots of interactive exhibits and really animated staff members. Good way to kill two hours. Lots of shading and water misters so it isn’t unbearably hot.

Pam Rhody

Friday, June 15, 2018
Great afternoon adventure for my 5 y/o grand. The park was very well-maintained and most walk areas shaded from the intense Florida sun. The gem mining was at the top of the list as far as activities. Lots of beautiful colored rocks in each bag of dirt. The fossil dig was okay but fossils were pretty tiny. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Also a plus, the many shaded picnic areas. BYO food and drink perfectly okay here unlike most other theme parks. And lastly the prices were extremely reasonable. Even the items in gift shop were reasonable.

Glen Atwell

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Fun stop for the kids who like dinosaurs. Gem, geode, fossil dig activities (extra cost but fun). The park is fun and plenty of places to sit when the kids are busy doing the hands on stuff. Informative interactive family outing. Staff are pleasant and accommodating and gifts were not too expensive.

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