Although regularly elected to the Triassic Supreme Court, the Awkwardsaurus has been neglected from study due to its trapezoidal spikes, prominent overbite, and tendency to wear fanny packs. Learn about the forgotten dino and other prehistoric creatures with today's Groupon: for $6, you get two admission passes (a $12 value) to The Dinosaur Park, located in Cedar Creek.
An outdoor museum for dino-crazed children and Jurassic-curious adults alike, The Dinosaur Park brims with realistic life-size dinosaur replicas, crafted with accurate skin color and physical features. Featuring more than one dozen displays, the park provides intriguing education with each portrayal of these voracious vertebrates, many of which are indigenous to Texas and the southwestern United States. Check out the 6-foot-long velociraptor or the 40-foot-long T. rex, each complete with highly detailed skin variations and wearing "I'm With Extinct" T-shirts. Children will delight in the park’s activities, including finding fossils on the dino dig or following footprints leading to hidden items on the prehistoric hunt. The Dinosaur Park opened in 2005 to perpetuate the prehistoric passion of two young dinosaur enthusiasts, developing into an adventurous experience that's complete with a playground, picnic area, and dinosaur store filled with T-shirts, DVDs, and other gifts.
The Dinosaur Park
Featured on AustinBoredKids.com, The Dinosaur Park was sparked by the passion of two tiny dinosaur enthusiasts. One 3-year-old boy’s interest in dinosaurs evolved into a passion so strong that it also took hold of his younger sister, leading their parents to hatch the plans for what would soon become The Dinosaur Park. In an outdoor museum setting, a path leads the way through exhibits that include life-size dinosaur replications donning skin and color variations that give a better idea of how these prehistoric giants lived and survived their awkward teen years. More than 15 replicas inhabit the woods, including a 28-foot triceratops, a 6-foot velociraptor, and a 40-foot T. rex. The displays also include Texas-native dinos such as the iguanodon and the coelophysis. Other activities such as a playground, a fossil dig, and a gift store await visitors after they walk the trail.