Owning a pet pterodactyl is considered to be both a completely rewarding experience and fundamentally impossible. Attempt to outsmart extinction with admission to Dinosaur World in Glen Rose. Based on the explorers' ages, purchase up to 12 of the following Groupons:
- $4 ticket for children ages 3–12 (a $9.75 value)
- $6 ticket for adults ages 13 and up (a $12.75 value)
Dinosaur World creates heart-thumping exhibits with more than 100 life-sized beasts. Interwoven with tree-lined paths, these looming mammoths stand conveniently still for photographic moments, and each provides a new nugget of prehistoric knowledge. If seeing is believing, then feeling is beyond reality itself at the fossil dig site, where future paleontologists dig and potentially take home authentic fossils such as dino bone fragments, shark teeth, fax machines, and more. For anyone older than 12 or younger than three who wants to dig, the price is $2 extra. Dinosaur World also hosts a massive full-scale boneyard, where curious children can collectively dust the shoulders of a once-fierce creature grown tame since its extinction.
In between devourings of knowledge, take a break for a picnic on-site, or test the evolutionary endurance of any active toddler on the children's playground. With a wide range of dinosaurs to see and a wide selection of contemporary prehistoric toys available in the gift shop, Dinosaur World is a rare opportunity for families to study the Earth's past without experiencing the terror of time travel. Leashed pets are welcome at Dinosaur World for no additional fees.
Though the creatures on display at Dinosaur World don’t need much space to roam, plenty of care has been taken to furnish them a comfortable habitat. They peer imposingly from the hillsides of Kentucky, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields. Although a life-size mammoth or T. rex might be hard to miss, little visitors might still jump with delight at noticing a baby dino suddenly appear from behind a bush. Giant brachiosaurus necks arch high above treetops, while toothy meat-eaters and spiny stegosauruses roam the world below. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete models reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like and what styles were trendy in the Mesozoic era.
The first Dinosaur World location was a former alligator farm in Florida and five years later another one was opened in Kentucky. As Swedish-born Christer Svensson began to fill it with statues, he consulted with experts around the world to not only create realistic reptiles but to surround them with fun, educational activities. Kids can sift through sand to find shark’s teeth, gastropod shells, and trilobites in a fossil dig, get to know some lizards a little better on the playground, or examine ancient eggs and raptor claws in the museum.