Dinosaur World

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Outback bowl

If you're coming to Tampa for the Outback Bowl, why not take in some dinosaurs to go wtih your football? Our Florida location is in Plant City and just about 20 minutes from Tampa. Spend some extra time in this great area and come see us!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

All across Texas

Check out this great website to learn more about the great state of Texas and of course our Dinosaur World location in Glen Rose, Texas. There is a great picture that scrolls across the top and you can also click on the "Glen Rose" icon to learn more about Glen Rose and the great attractions there such as Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Dinosaur Valley State Park and of course, Dinosaur World. http://www.allacrosstexas.com/

Monday, December 28, 2009

New shipment tomorrow

Tomorrow the Kentucky location is receiving a truckload of new items for the giftshop. Take a look at the below picture. We're ready to start stocking full of fun new dinosaur items. I'll post soon some examples of the new items as soon as we put them out. New stock for the new year! Yeah!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

christmas schedule

The Kentucky and Texas locations will be closed only on Christmas Day. The Florida location will be open every day. So, enjoy your beautiful Christmas and then walk off all the food with a trip to Dinosaur World the day after!

The Kentucky location hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 central time. The Texas location hours are 9 to 5 central time. (every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving Day). The Florida location is open every day from 9-5.

Monday, December 21, 2009

bring our dinosaurs to you

If you can't make it to see our over 150 life size dinosaurs, don't worry, we'll come to you! Did you know that we offer outreach programs in the winter? If you have a group that would like to learn about dinosaurs with authentic fossils, we'll come see you.
Our program is titled, "Dinosaurs: Time, Teeth, Types". It is curriculum based and lots of fun. To learn more about our outreach program, click here http://www.dinoworld.net/dino-start003text.php?page=6 and scroll down just a bit.

Friday, December 18, 2009

what to do with relatives?

I'll have some relatives down this weekend. I have to find some way to entertain them. Here's an idea - take them to Dinosaur World.
  • We're open every day except Christmas Day (but the Florida location is even open that day).
  • We're affordable - $12.75 adults, $9.75 ages 3-12, under 3 free, if you have a group of 12 or more and call ahead, it's only $6 per person
  • If you have a buch of dogs coming with their owners to your house like I do, bring them too! Friendly pets on leashes are always free
  • We have a walking path for you to burn off the holiday calories.
  • We're a good stopping point if you're traveling- we're halfway between Louisville and Nashville on I-65 and between Tampa and Orlando on I-4, and just an hour or so from Dallas/Fort Worth
  • We're fun! Where else can you see over 150 life size dinosaurs?!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What should we do for 2010?

I'm in the process of planning the special events for 2010. I would love to hear from you. What do you want us to do in 2010? Send an email to dinosaurworld@scrtc.com with the subject "promotional ideas" and let me know. Your thoughts are important to us!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Season pass winners

Congratulations to the winners of our season pass contest from our email newsletter! Thanks to the hundreds that entered the contest. The question was "what is the difference between a Ankylosaurous and a Nodosaurus"? The difference is the Ankylosaurus has a bony club at the end of its tail and the Nodosaurus does not. We have both these dinosaurs at our park. The other question was "what does the name 'Velociraptor' mean"? The answer is speedy thief. And, we have lots of raptors at the parks.

The winners are Jennifer Trellu of Clearwater, Florida - Gary O'Daniel of Bardstown, Kentucky - Nick Jacobe of Altamonte Springs, Florida. These were the first three to email the correct responses.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I wanted to blog today about my son's favorite dinosaura, a Pterodactyl...

PTERODACTYLS means "Winged fingers". These dinosaurs were a group of flying reptiles that ranged in size from having a wingspan of a few inches to over 40 feet. They were lightly built with hollow bones, long, curved necks, long skulls, and small bodies. They had large brains and good eyesight. Some had short tails, some had no tails. Some had light-weight, bony head-crests, some did not. The crest may have acted as a rudder when flying or may have been a sexual characteristic. Some pterodactyloids had fur on their bodies. Their wings were covered by a leathery membrane. This thin but tough membrane stretched between its body, the top of its legs and its elongated fourth fingers, forming the structure of the wing. Claws protruded from the other fingers. Pterodactyloids could flap their wings and fly with power, but the largest ones probably relied on updrafts to help in flying.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


It's really cold in Kentucky! Check out this picture of our mammoths! Ok, this wasn't taken today, but it was taken last year about this time. But, we're still open every day, so brave the weather and take in the sites! And, it is Kentucky, so you could get 60 degrees and 20 degrees in the same week.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

empty shelves

It's an exciting time in Dinosaur World's giftshop. We have shiny new shelves lining the whole back wall of our 5,000 square foot giftshop in Kentucky. They are just waiting for the new items to come in for next year. I'll keep you posted. We still have like 3,000 square feet for Christmas shopping, so no worries in that department!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

great gift idea - dino poo

I'm starting to get nervous about all the Christmas shopping I still have to do - but I can help with yours! If you have that person on your list that has everything, give them a big suprise with some authentic dinosaur poop (officially called coprolite). We actually sell this in our giftshop. Scientists studied corpolite for many reasons, one was to see what it was made of to tell what the dinosaur ate. It's actually quite pretty, and looks like marble a bit. Our prices start around $25 for small pieces. If coprolite isn't quite up your alley, come in to see what else we have, or visit our online gift shop = http://www.elce.nu/dinoworld/dinoshop.cfm

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I'll be out for a bit attending a tourism meeting, but don't worry, the staff at Dinosaur World will take great care of you when you visit. Don't forget the dinosaur lover in your family. Stop in our very unique giftshops for a present. Or, you can shop some of the favorites online = http://www.dinoworld.net/dinoshop.htm

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December happenings

Well, the $2 off pet month discount is over, but don't worry, you can still bring your friendly dogs on leashes anytime to Dinosaur World year around.

If you took advantage of the August Double Dino Days in Florida or Kentucky, now's the time to take advantage of those. If you visited Dinosaur World in August, you received a free pass to come back in December. So, come on and visit!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day to everyone from Dinosaur World! Here's our holiday schedule...

Kentucky = We will only be closed on Thanksgiving Day (so our staff and dinosaurs can spend time with their families). We are open every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day) from 8:30 am to sunset central time.

Florida = We are open every day of the year from 9 - 5 (that goes to 9-6 in the summer).

Texas = We will only be cloased on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, all other days of the year, we are open 9-5 (and 9-6 in the summer).


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


New juvenile dinosaurs have come home to Dinosaur World in Plant City just in time for the holidays. The Chasmasaurus family has grown by adding 3 babies and 2 juveniles. The Styracasaurus family has also grown with twins, both babies and juveniles. These young dinosaurs join other members of their family including adults. It is this family type display that makes the exhibits more impressive. The dinosaurs were made on site by artists employed by the museum and based on scientific research. Dinosaur World is continuing to grow, adding new exhibits yearly. These new dinosaurs were brought out in time for Christmas to enjoy time with visiting families for the holidays.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanks Highland Elem.

A big thanks to all the students who came to Highland Elementary Day at Dinosaur World in Kentucky! The school's PTO made it possible to give $5 admission to all students and their parents. It was a beautiful day and everyone had fun. We're glad to work wtih local schools. We have great file trips, outreach programs, and more. Visit www.dinoworld.net for more information.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Indoor fossil dig

We just got in a great new indoor fossil dig for Kentucky. It gets a lot colder here in the winter than it does in Texas or Florida. So, we do an indoor fossil dig in the winter for Kentucky. It's now a nice, big, prehistoric looking crate full of sand and loaded with fossils. This is still free for ages 3-12 with paid park admission. And you still get to take home 3 of your favorite fossils.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

we're growing again

If you come to the Kentucky location and notice some changes in the giftshop, don't worry becuase we're growing again! We're getting ready for a whole bunch of new items for our giftshop. We have a divider up over a portion of the store, but no worries becuase we still have like 3,000 square feet of really cool dinosaur stuff for you. I'll keep you posted on when the new items get here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanks Grandparents!

Thanks to all the grandparents that came out the last two weekends with the grandkids! We celebrated family time with grandparents weekends. We'll do this again soon. In the meantime, get out and enjoy the outdoors with your family! Remember, Dinosaur World is open every day year around (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day in Texas and Kentucky). So, if you need an activity with the family, we'd love to see you!

Friday, November 13, 2009

beautiful weekend

It's going to be a great weekend! It will be near 70 degrees in all three of our locations - even in Kentucky which is rare this time of year. So, get out and enjoy it! Bring your pet or your grandkids for a discount and enjoy the family and the dinosaurs!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The Kentucky location has all kinds of goodies for our November dog month at Dinosaur World! We have Iams pet products gifts, very cute "Bark less, wag more" stickers, low cost spay and neuter coupons, grooming information, discounts for pet supplies and more. So, bring your pet, get $2 off admission and check out our goodies.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm Back!

Ok, I'll admit that I haven't really been on vacation since my last post. But, I have been catching up from vacaton since my last post. There's a saying, "There's no such thing as time off, just time rescheduled." But at leat it's fun. How many other people can say they work with over 150 life size dinosaurs?

Have you brought your dog to Dinosaur World yet? What are you waiting for? If you bring your dog in November, you get $2 off admission!

Grandparents, bring your grandkids this coming Sunday - November 15th and they can get in free! (up to 4 kids). We were thinking that November means family and so we thought we'd help with some family time.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Things to remember

I'll be on vacation next week (yeah!) but our wonderful staff will be here to make your visit even more wonderful. We have a few special events coming up you'll want to remember...

FREE KIDS ON HALLOWEEN - Children ages 3 to 12 that come to Dinsoaur World in costume on Halloween day will receive FREE admission (and some candy) during regular business hours. For safety purposes, the children must be accompanied by an adult. We ask that you limit the children to four per adults.

GRANPARENT'S SUNDAYS - The first two Sundays in November are grandparent's Sundays. Children accompanied by their grandparents will receive FREE admission on these two days. (November 1st and November 8th). We ask that you limit the children to four per couple.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Congrats to our winners

Congratulations to Mary Willsey of Tampa, Heather Cannarella of Valrico and Diane Smallze of Holiday. These ladies each won four passes to the opening performance of "Walking With Dinosaurs". Thank you to all who participated.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Aren't these trilobites cool? Trilobites are extinct, hard-shelled marine animals that lived in the seas even before the dinosaurs. Trilobites were very common and very diverse; over 15,000 species of trilobites are known. Some trilobites crawled along the sea floor, some swam, and others drifted with ocean currents. The different trilobite species probably had different diets; some were herbivores (eating plants), some were detrivores (eating decayed material) and some were scavengers (eating carrion). We have these trilobites on sale in our giftshop and in display in our prehistoric museum.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Outreach Programs

If you can't bring your class on a field trip to Dinosaur World, let us bring our dinosaurs to you! Our Kentucky location offers outreach programs that fit into Kentucky's core content curriculum. "Dinosaurs: Time, Teeth, Types" brings authentic fossils and lots of fun into the classroom. The program can fit kindergarten thru 6th grade. Smaller groups are better, we can do up to 50. Prices start at $200. Call 270-773-4345 for more information.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Glad to see you!

It's fall break time for many and it's great to see so many of you all here. If you're not here yet, our dinosaurs are waiting for you! We're open year around, but it's great to get out and enjoy when you have those little breaks!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Register to win

Register to win a family four pack of tickets to see "Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular" at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. Send an email to (dinosaurworld@scrtc.com) with the subject "register to win" including your name, phone, email and address. We will notify the one winner on October 12. The tickets will be for opening night on October 14th at 7:00 pm.

Link to this website to learn more about "Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular". http://www.dinosaurlive.com/

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Shop Here

I did some Christmas shopping for my 4 year old today. Christmas is only 3 months away. UGH! We can help you out. Do your Christmas shopping at Dinosaur World. Our Kentucky and Texas locations have breath-taking giftshops of over 5,000 square feet. Our Florida giftshop is very cool too. You can find everything from 50 cent toys to $7,000 fossils. Everything for the dinosaur lover in your family!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Next week is Fall Break for many students. We'd love to see you guys at Dinosaur World on your time off! I know that it's hard for many parents to take a lot of time off now, but if you want something fun and educational for a fall break trip stop by and say hello to our dinosaurs. We're open year round and fall is a great time to be outdoors.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

raptor teeth

Although Jurassic Park depicted raptors as larger dinosaurs, they were actually about the size of a large dog. We have authentic raptor teeth and replica claws on display at our museum. Our Florida location released a "raptor pack" just last year including Oviraptors, Velociraptors and a Dilophosaurus.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Here's a bit of dinosaur trivia for you... Did you know that some plant eating dinosaurs had gastroliths? A gastrolith is also called a stomach stone. It is a rock held inside a gastrointestinal tract. They were used to grind food in the dinosaurs that needed a bit of help digesting the plant material. In our Prehistoric Museum, we have authentic gastroliths that came from the stomach of some of these huge plant eaters.

If you're like me, you're asking how do scientists know these aren't just regular smooth rocks? Because they've been found so many times in fossils of dinosaurs that scientists say they are not just a coincidence. And, because some animals have gastoliths today.

It's neat to hold a stone that's been in a dinosaur stomach. See all the cool things you can do at Dinosaur World?!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Florida membership discounts

Year memberships are available at all our locations. The cost is only two admissions, so if you're going to visit us more than twice in a year, consider a year memebership. You can even apply the membership to the first visit. The price is $25.50 for adults, $19.50 for children.

Florida year pass holders can enjoy 1/2 price admisison to MOSI thru the end of the year. Beginning in January, Florida members can also enjoy 50% off Fantasy of Flight admission. And, 1/2 price admission to Weeki Wachee Springs in Flroida too!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tampa Bay Fun

Check out this video about some fun things to do in Tampa Bay! Including Dinosaur World of course! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KGHXWHhh0k

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Triceratops fact

Dinosaur Fact = Did you know that the enormous, thick bones of a Triceratops skull meant that is was far more likely to survive fossilization than most? You can see an excellent example of this in our skeleton garden...

In 1988, a creature was found in a rock bed

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy first day of fall!

Today is the first day of Autumn, so I picked today to announce on the blog about our "Free Kids on Halloween". Any child ages 3-12 that comes to Dinosaur World in costume on Halloween day, will receive free admission. This is valid at all three of our locations.

Monday, September 21, 2009

New website

www.dinoworld.net and www.dinosaurworld.com

Now you can visit Dinosaur World on two websites. We've had www.dinoworld.net since the beginning, but just got www.dinosaurworld.com. They are mirror images at this time. Look around and let us know what you think.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Free gift for kids!

Here's a hot tip! Click on this link for a free gift for kids to Dinosaur World in Kentucky. Print it out and come visit! http://www.mammothcave.com/coupons/2009-CMA-coupons.pdf (You may have to scroll thru the coupons to get to Dinosaur World. But they are all great attractions!)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Little extras

It's those little extra interactive exhibits scattered here and there throughout Dinosaur World that makes our outdoor dinosaur museum so special. Below is a photo of our giant jigsaw puzzle. You'll notice around every corner our attention to detail that makes us stand out from other parks. From the cool bathrooms to giant puzzles to touch and tell exhibits. We're super cool!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Best bathrooms around!

I was recently approached by a writer who was compiling information for a book on "best bathrooms". She heard that our bathrooms were unique. I told her that our entire park was unique and that included the bathrooms! I thought this would be a fun fact to share with you all. So, just in case you haven't seen our bathrooms, here you go...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you Kentucky for a unbelievable "$1 dinomite day" this weekend! The official count is in and we had 4,670 people on Saturday enjoying our dinosaurs! Thank you for a very successful day and thank you for your support throughout the year!

The next special event will be on Halloween Day. Any child in costume will receive free admission to any of our three Dinosaur World locations.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Big Day Tomorrow!

Dinosaur World in Kentucky will celebrate the biggest special event of the year tomorrow - $1 Dinomite Day! Residents of Barren and surrounding counties in Kentucky will receive $1 admission with proof of residency (such as license or bill stub). That's $1 admission for Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren counties. All others are welcome as well at regular admission price of $12.75 for adults and $9.75 for ages 3-12. See you then!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

$1 Dinomite Day in Kentucky

This Saturday (September 12) is $1 Dinomite Day at our Kentucky location!

Residents of Barren and surrounding counties will receive $1 admission with proof of residency to Dinosaur World on Saturday, September 12th during “Dino-mite Day”. Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties in Kentucky will receive admission to Dinosaur World for only $1 in order to say “thank you” for the continued support of the park. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the local people who support us throughout the year. All park exhibits will be open to visitors during “Dino-mite Day”. These exhibits include the Dinosaur Walk with over 100 life-sized dinosaurs; Fossil Dig, Prehistoric Museum, Movie Cave, Boneyard, Mammoth Gardens, playground, picnic areas and more. Also visit Kentucky Action Park, Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum and Cave Country Go Karts for special discounts on September 12th. These Cave City attractions are working together to bring one special day to local residents!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

50 Places every kid should see!

Dinosaur World was included in a recent article titled, "50 Places Every Kid Should See.” This was written for AirTran’s inflight magazine, GO. Here is a link to the article: http://www.airtranmagazine.com/features/2009/06/50-places-every-kid-should-see. We're honored to be included with other truly spectacular places!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

If you're sitting at home in front of the computer thinking about what to do with the family today since you're not working - I have an idea - I bet you'll never guess - Come to Dinosaur World!

We're open every day of the year but Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day - so we're open today and we'll waiting to see you!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Road Trip!

This weekend in Kentucky is the annual Corvette Caravan. So, welcome corvettes! For those of you in Texas and Florida - Bowling Green, Kentucky is the only place those beautiful cars are made. The National Corvette Museum and assemble plant is about 30 minutes away from our Kentucky Dinosaur World. We'll welcome all corvette's and their owners.

"Let's take a road trip!" is something my friends and I would say in college all the time. Now, that I'm a mom, I still take lots of road trips, just the method changes a bit. Dinosaur World fits into all road trips. So, be it in a corvette, caravan, camero, charger or camry, we're fun for all!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Labor Day

I'm still getting caught up from being off a week. So, if you and your little ones need a break from the stress of starting back to school, take the opportunity to visit Dinsoaur World over the holiday weekend.

Our dinosaurs, our fossils, out skeletons, our mammoths, and our employees are waiting to see you! The weather will be perfect. Bring the kids and the dogs and enjoy Dinosaur World!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm back!

I'm back from a great vacation in Charleston, South Carolina! I love vacations big and small, so that leads me into saying... why not take your family on a mini vacation to Dinosaur World?!

Since I've been gone, we've added a new indoor fossil dig to the giftshop in Kentucky. During the winter months, we hold an indoor fossil dig instead of the outside one due to the weather. This new indoor fossil dig is very preshistoric looking and has much more room for lots more fossils. All our locations are open year around.

Friday, August 21, 2009


No posts from August 22 to Aug 31st. Your friendly Dino Diva will be on vacation! yeah! There are a few things you're not going to want to forget while I'm gone. I'll be gone, but our great staff will still be here to take good care of you!
  1. AUGUST DOUBLE DINO DAYS = Don't forget to visit us in August because you'll get a free pass to come back any day in December. So August admission equals free December admission. We're open every day year around except Christmas Day and December is a great time to visit to get dinosaur gifts! This is for Florida and Kentucky locations.
  2. KENTUCKY $1 DINOMITE DAY = On Saturday, September 12th, residents of Barren and surrounding counties in Kentucky will receive $1 admisson with proof of residency. That's Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties in Kentucky.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

welcome pets

Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome free at Dinosaur World. We're an outdoor dinosaur museum, so we're perfect for your for legged friends. And with our great locations on I-4 in Florida and I-65 in Kentucky, we're a great stopping point to streach legs of people and pets.

We love dogs so much that we've designated November as pet month. Pet owners who bring in their pets receive $2 off admission at any of our 3 locations.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

birthdays with dinos

What could be more fun than having your birthday with over 150 life size dinosaurs?! Party rates are $6 per person for groups of 12 or more with advance reservations. And, the birthday child receives a complimentary annual pass. This price includes all park exhbits. You can come decorate anytime. We have dinosaur party items available too.

If you have a child ages 3-12, and it's their birthday, they will receive free admission on their birthday. Try to bring something showing it's their birthday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Every wonder what the tallest dinosaur is at Dinosaur World? It's the Ultrasaurus! It was estimated to be about 82-100+ feet long, about 50 feet high, weighing 55 to 130 tons. Only a shoulder blade (scapula), some vertebrae, and a partial hip have been found. Some scientests believe that these fossils may be bits of a huge Brachiosaurus and a Supersaurus instead of a new species. So there is some controversy that there is actually an Ultrasaurus. But you can see one at Dinosaur World!

Monday, August 17, 2009

after school play

School's starting back for everyone. Here's an idea - reward your little cutie with a trip to Dinosaur World! We have great playgrounds in addition to all our dinosaur exhibits. Get a year pass (for just $25.50+tax for adults and $19.50+tax for children) and come play after school for a while. Or, just drop by - the Kentucky park is open until sunset while Florida and Texas are open till 6:00.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hey teachers!

Schools started in many places and will be starting soon for others. Why don't you start the year off right with a fall field trip to Dinosaur World? Rates are only $5 per person with advance reservations for schools. All field trips tie into core content state standards. Here's examples...
Program of Studies: SC-P-STM-S-1 – Students will use senses to observe and describe properties of material objects (color, size, shape, texture, flexibility, magnetism)
Corresponding Activity - One exhibit at Dinosaur World is the “touch and tell”. This is part of the Prehistoric Museum. At this exhibit, students use their sense of touch only to feel the shape of a small dinosaur. Then, using their sense of touch only, they must decide what dinosaur they just felt. The teacher can lead a discussion on the importance of the sense of touch. The point should also be made on how the senses compliment each other and how senses take over when one is absent. The teacher can ask the question, “Would a different guess have been made if another sense was used?”
Benchmark - SC.K.E.5.1: Explore the Law of Gravity by investigating how objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.
Corresponding Activity – In the Fossil Dig, point out how the sand falls thru the sifters. Explain that gravity is pulling the sand thru the sifters. Let the students put the sand in the fossil cup. Point out that unlike the sifter, which allows the sand to fall thru, the cup is holding the sand from falling.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

$1 Dinomite Day in Kentucky

I've been busy preparing for Kentucky's annual "Dino-mite Day" where residents of Barren and surrounding counties receive $1 admission to Dinosaur World with proof of residency (such as a driver's license or bill stub). This includes the Kentucky counties of Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren counties - which are all the counties that touch Barren. The event this year will be on Saturday, September 12. We do this to say "thank you" to our locals for their support throughout the year. Thanks!

Friday, August 7, 2009

August weekend

If you're trying to squeeze in a fun, family weekend before school starts - do it now! What can you see? (exhibits may very at each location)
  • Dinoaur Walk - over 150 life size dinosaurs in a natural setting
  • Boneyard - unearth a life size dinosaur skeleton
  • Prehistoric Museum - lots of fossils!
  • Movie Cave - watch an educational dinosaur movie in a unique setting
  • Mammoth Garden - mingle with our new mammoth herd
  • Carnivore Boardwalk - enter if you dare
  • Skeleton Garden - see our replica skeletons
  • Deinonychus Island - cross over into our raptor island
  • Giftshop - over 5,000 square feet of cool dinosaur stuff
  • Playground and picnic area and more!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Spiny's teeth

One of my favorite dinosaurs here at Dinosaur World is the Spinosaurus. In addition to this Spinosaurus exhibit on our Dinosaur Walk, we also have Spinosaurus teeth on display in our Prehistoric Museum. Did you know that some scientists believe the Spinosaurus may have eaten fish. Their teeth are more pointed as opposed to the T-Rex teeth which were more serrated. -- See how much you can learn at Dinosaur World?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mammoth rides!

Last July (2008) a mammoth herd moved into the Dinosaur World Kentucky location. One of the babies in the herd is particularly friendly and allows kids to climb and ride. If you look closely while driving down I-65, halfway between Nahsville and Louisville, you can see the mammoth heads peaking out over the trees.

Monday, August 3, 2009

on the air

I love radio! This morning I visited two local Kentucky radio stations to talk about our upcoming "double dino days". During "double dino days" visitors come in August and then receive a free ticket to come back in December. Radio is the perfect way to reach local people in your area. Check out the stations that I visited below...
http://www.beaverfm.com/ and http://www.allhitwuhu107.com/

Friday, July 31, 2009

Free dinosaur world tickets!

Come visit Dinosaur World in August and receive a free ticket to come back any day in December! That's one free ticket for every ticket purchased! WOW!
(only valid in Kentucky and Florida location - and we're only closed on Christmas Day)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My little dino!

I couldn't help but post a picture of my little dino! He says at least once a week, "Mom, I have a great idea. Let's go to Dinosaur World!" I finally took my camera with me. I get lots of photos while officially on the clock. But this time, I took lots of photos of him. So, what are you waiting on? Bring your little dinos out to visit!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Before school

It's almost back to school time! Don't let the summer pass without visiting Dinosaur World! We're open every day year round (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day) from 8:30 am central time to sunset. So come see us!

In August it's Double Dino Days - visit in any day in August and come back free in December. September 12 is county days were visitors of Barren and the counties that touch Barren (Allen, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren) can come for $1 admission with proof of residency. October is dog month where pet owners receive $1 discount if you come in with your dog. We have lots of "excuses" to come see us. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Monday, July 27, 2009

dino poo?

We have many unique fossils at Dinosaur World. Most are housed in our Prehistoric Museum. One of the most "fun" fossils we have is coprolite or as my blog title hints toward - fossilized dinosaur dung.

Coprolite (meaning "dung stone") is fossilized feces (animal waste). And no, coprolite does not smell bad - it had undergone a fossilization process. A close examination can help determine whether a specimen is a coprolite or just a rock. If the specimen contains fossilized bits of crushed and partly-digested organic material, it is not a rock, but a fossil.

Coprolites record the diet, feeding behavior, and habitat of prehistoric animals. Paleontologists can study the contents of a coprolite to see what one meal of an animal consisted of. For example, if the coprolite consists of partially digested plant material (leaves, seeds, bark, roots), the animal in question was probably an herbivore (plant-eater); if the coprolite contains bits of animal material (crushed bits of bones, sinew, claws), the animal in question was a carnivore (meat-eater).

Information about the plants and animals in the coprolite can tell you about the animal that produced the coprolite. For example, if bits of a swamp-dwelling creature were in the coprolite (eaten by the carnivore), then the carnivore probably also lived near a swamp. Also, if the bones in the coprolite are from a juvenile of a species, you know what a prey animal of the carnivore was. By examining the contents of the coprolite, you can also determine if the animal chewed its food, or wolfed it down, letting stomach acids and/or gastroliths (stomach stones) digest the food.

It is very difficult (usually impossible) to determine which animal produced the coprolite. You can perhaps tell what animal it came from if you find the coprolite in a bone bed (a fossil site in which many skeletons of the same animal are found). Otherwise, it would be very hard (practically impossible) to tell which genus it came from.

Coprolite comes in many shapes and sizes (depending on the animal it came from). Its color depends on the type of soil and minerals in which it was buried (this determines which minerals were absorbed/replaced in the specimen). Coprolites from many animals have been found, including dinosaurs. Dinosaur coprolites up to 16 inches in diameter have been found.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We make 'em!

Did you know that we make all our dinosaurs here on location? All our dinosaurs start with Styrofoam and then have a fiberglass spray put on top. They are then molded and painted. Swedish Artist Joakim Svensson takes the lead on our creations. All our dinosaurs are scientifically accurate. We have many consultants prior to our finished product. We hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

5,000 square feet of dinos!

We're unloading new stock in our giftshop now. We have over 5,000 square feet of dinosaur fun in our Texas and Kentucky locations. Our Florida location will soon be expanding to equal this. You can find everything from 50 cent dinosaur stickers to authentic dinosaur eggs worth thousands. We're a dinosaur lover's paradise!
You can shop online for some of our most popular items = http://www.elce.nu/dinoworld/dinoshop.cfm

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Love those welcome centers!

I just returned from placing a dinosaur display at the state welcome center in Franklin, Kentucky. This is on I-65, just as you pass the Tennessee line coming from Nashville. Now motorists can see dinosaur claws, skeletons, a T-Rex head model wearing a Dinosaur World hat (how fun!) and more.

A big shout out to the state welcome center employees. They are vital to the success of Dinosaur World. They answer all kinds of travel questions including those about our dinosaurs!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Free dinosaur!

Here's a hot tip! Click here for a link to a coupon that gives kids a free dinosaur!
You may have to scroll thru a couple coupons to get to ours. But, it's an enjoyable scroll that will let you see other fun things to do while you're in Kentucky!

We try to keep our rates low enough for families to enjoy ($12.75 for adults, $9.75 for ages 3-12) without causing too much pain in the pocketbook. So, you won't find many discount coupons out there. But, we do offer a really cool free gift at the link above. It's a dinosaur figurine for the kids. They really do enjoy it! So, come see us and leave with your very own dinosaur!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hosting events at Dinosaur World

The Kentucky location of Dinosaur World hosted the Cave City Chamber of Commerce membership meeting last night. We had lots of fun with good friends and fun. I did a Q&A session about Dinosaur World. The first right answer I got to my quesitons, got cool Dinosaur World goodies. We had about 70 people at the meeting and had yummy BBQ catered from a local BBQ place - Rosie's Kitchen.You can host your event at Dinosaur World too! We do everything from Birthday parties to Corporate events. We can work with whatever you need to make your event a sucess. We catered in a meal for this event. We've hosted everything from pet adoption days to foster children events to farming meetings. Contact us today about hosting your event.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Video from Fox News

The Fox station from Memphis, Tennessee (a great town and station!) visited Dinosaur World last week. Here's the fun segment they shot...


Thursday, July 9, 2009

summer camps

Summer is the time for those great day camps with activities, friends and fun. We have many organizations that bring their camps for a trip to Dinosaur World. We'd love to see your kids! The rates are only $6 per person for groups wtih advance reservations. We have educational activities to accompany your trip.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Steggie's Brain

Did you know that the brain of a Stegosaurus is about the size of a golf ball?! Compare that to one of his tail spikes, which is about 4 feet long. And, he could grow up to 30 feet long and 9 feet high. So, poor ole' Steggie was not that bright.

In our indoor Prehistoric Museum you can see an example of this fact. We have a tail spike of a Stegosaurus and beside the spike we have a golf ball on a tee. Seeing these together makes the fact hard to forget. - That's what we're all about - having fun while you learn!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

We're on TV again!

Today Fox News out of Memphis came to our Kentucky location. They spent an entire afternoon enjoying our life size dinosaurs. Visit www.myfoxmemphis Thursday July 9 to see their footage.

Memphis is about 3-4 hours away. This makes me think again of our great location. Kentucky is just one hour from Louisville and Nashville, 1.5 to Lexington, 3 to Cincinatti, 4 to Indianapolis, 6 to Chicago and Atlanta. We have a great location! Florida is just 20 minutes from Tampa, 1 hour to Orlando. Texas is just 1 from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and 3 to Austin. Come see us! It's worth the drive!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Toes in the sand

You don't have to go to a beach this summer! Come to Dinosaur World and you can still play in the sand! And even better than looking for sea shells, you can uncover a life size dinosaur skeleton! In our "boneyard" exhibit, guests can enter a unique structure into a sand pit where a life size dinosaur is buried.

If the "boneyard" is not enough sand for you, try our Fossil Dig, where visitors can sift thru sand in search of authentic fossils to take home. Put your toes in the sand and see over 150 life size dinosaurs!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Red, White and Blue Dinos!

A red, white and blue Stegosaurus?

It's been 100 years since dinosaur tracks were found in the Paluxy River at what is now Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. The city celebrates this finding as part of the 4th of July Parade. Dinosaur World is celebrating this fact with a float in the parade - a red, white and blue stegosaurus! The parade will be at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 4th. Don't miss our unique entry!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Duke the dog visits Dinosaur World

Dinosaur World is a pet friendly park. Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome. Click here to read about Duke the dog visiting Dinosaur World in Kentucky!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Don't forget the 4th!

It's Monday, the start of another great week at Dinosaur World! Don't forget to visit Dinosaur World for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend! Bring the whole family. We're always open when you have family coming in to visit. We're open every day of the year. (Well, almost, the Texas and Kentucky Park are closed Christmas Day and Thanksgivind Day only). Florida and Texas are open daily 9-6. Kentucky is open from 8:30 am to sunset central time.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dinosaur Trees

I haven't posted since Monday. I've been busy enjoying these great visitors to Dinosaur World!

Our Kentucky location just planted ten Dawn Reedwood trees. These are special becuase these are one of the only trees with the strength and growing power to be around in the days of the dinosaurs and still flouish today. They can grow up to 100 feet tall and six feet in one year. We are now marking the trees at the park so you can see them when you visit. Come say hello to the ancient tree that thew the dinosaurs!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thank you dad's!

Thank you to all the dad's out there that came to visit Dinosaur World on Father's Day during our free dad's promotion. We had a great turnout with many hundreds of dad's visiting us. Thank you for sharing your family with us.

Here's some of my favorite family quotes...
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the live of a child.

Treat a child as though he already is the person he’s capable of becoming – Haim Ginoti

Friday, June 19, 2009

Free dad's on Father's Day

Don't forget = Free dad's on Father's Day! Just bring the kiddo's. Grandpa's count too.

big orange t-rex

One thing's for sure - you can't miss our big orange T-Rex on the side of the interstate! When you see these guys, you know it's time to exit. the top picture is on I-65, exit 53 at Cave City, Kentucky, halfway between Nashville and Louisville. You can see this from the northbound. Also in Kentucky, if you look close, you can see the new Mammoth herd. But, there a bit more off the road.

The picture below is on I-4, exit 17 at Plant City. It's another icon for the area. We wouldn't want you to miss the turn! Our Texas location is off the interestate. But the entrance is equally impressive. And, it's just in front of Dinosaur Valley State Park. So, you can see our life size dinosaurs then go see some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world at the state park. They are all great trips!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Live TV

I just left our local Bowling Green, Kentucky ABC television affiliate WBKO. I had a segment on their Mid-day Live show to discuss our "FREE DAD'S ON FATHER'S DAY" special event. So, bring your dads or granddads in with the children and receive free admision on father's day.

I also brought two authentic dinosaur eggs. This was a nice fit becuase there were lots of expectant fathers in prehistoric times too! You can see authentic dinosaur eggs, raptor claws, dinosaur teeth, and many other fossils in our indoor Prehistoric Museum. It's just one of our many great exhibits.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

cave area student tours

Yesterday, I blogged about our educational programs. We have joined with other educational and fun attractions in Kentucky to form CAST (Cave Area Student Tours). Check out the website at http://www.kygetaway.com/cast.htm You can learn even more if you have fun while doing it!

Monday, June 15, 2009

school curriculum

We take pride in Dinosaur World of our educational value. Our field trips are core content related with supporting educational activities available. Below is an example of one of our educational activities and how it ties into core content. Contact us and we'll get you a copy of our educational enhancements for each location. We also have "A teacher's guide to Dinosaur World".

Kentucky Program of Studies: SC-P-STM-S-1 – Students will use senses to observe and describe properties of material objects (color, size, shape, texture, flexibility, magnetism)
Corresponding Activity
One exhibit at Dinosaur World is the “touch and tell”. This is part of the
Prehistoric Museum. At this exhibit, students use their sense of touch only
to feel the shape of a small dinosaur. Then, using their sense of touch only, they must decide what dinosaur they just felt. The teacher can lead a discussion on the importance of the sense of touch. The point should also be made on how the senses compliment each other and how senses take over when one is absent. The teacher can ask the question, “Would a different guess have been made if another sense was used?”

Thursday, June 11, 2009

iconic american treasure

Disney's family.com named Dinosaur World and "Iconic American Treasure".


So, what are you waiting for? Don't take for granted what's in your own backyard! Get out and see this iconic American treature today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


We are seeing more and more mutli generational family trips here at Dinosaur World. We have lots of family camps too. Today a great extended family came in with bright yellow shirts with painted handprints all over them that said "Anderson Camp Gramps". And lots of kids travel with their grandparents. This is a nice tradition. I have fond memories of trips with my grandmother. Book your family reunion or "camp gramps" with us for just $6 per person with advance reservations, or just bring the grandkids!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dinos on TV

I just left the local ABC TV affiliate for our Kentucky location (www.wbko.com). On their "AM Kentucky Live" show this morning, I discussed our upcoming event - Free dad's on Father's Day. I also took some authentic dinosaur eggs. You know, there were lots of expectant father's in prehistoric times too!

I took a Hadrosaur egg. Hadrosaurs are duck bill dinosaurs. They have teeth, but there are more like cheek teeth, which are better suited for plant eating. I also took a Therizinosaurus egg. These are very unique dinosaurs becuase they have huge front claws. Scientists believe these were used to dig for insects to eat.

We have lots of amazing fossils at Dinosaur World There two eggs are just examples of what can be found in our Prehistoric Museum.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Birthdays with dinos

Lots of summer birthdays coming up! Have your's with over 150 lifesize dinosaurs! Party rates are only $6 per person with advance reservations. The birthday child also will receive a free annual pass. The price covers all park exhibits. You can reserve tables in the playground area and have fun!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Video on Dinosaur World

Click on this link to see a great piece on Dinosaur World by Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Bluegrass and Backroads". This is focused on our Kentucky location, but all the parks are very similar. That's your very own dino diva in the flesh talking!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

1/2 price tickets

Our Texas location is partnering wtih the Dallas/Fort Worth Star Telegram's 1/2 off marketplace. You can get $51 worth of tickets for only $25! If you're going to be in Texas, click on the link below and take advantage. I know people say often "limited time only", but seriously, the offer ends Friday. We're listed with lots of other fun things to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

How far will you drive?

Here's a quote I just read from the survey that's on the back of the map you get when you visit...
"We drove 2 days just to get here and my kids want to know when we can come back." - Erin Baldwin, Livonia, MI
These positive quotes make my already fun job even better. This also brings up a good point. Children just want to have fun and enjoy some experiences with the ones they love. So, what are you waiting for - get out do dinsoaur world! You can choose - Kentucky, Florida or Texas.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Free dads

It's June first, this month marks the beginning of summer and the month we celebrate dear ole' dad. So, in honor of fathers, Dinosaur World is giving FREE ADMISSION to all dad's on father's day when accompanied by their child. This goes for granddad's too. What a fun way to celebrate father's day! Bring a picnic and have fun with the family!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Did you know that our Texas and Kentucky giftshop location has over 5,000 squre feet of everything dinosaurs?! That's a lot of dinosaur stuff! We have everything from 50 cent notpads and bouncy balls to $6,000 fossils. For sure, something for everyone. Our Florida location will be adding a new giftshop soon. If you can't make it to the shop, we have a few of our popular items on our website you can order. = http://www.elce.nu/dinoworld/dinoshop.cfm

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Better than Disney?!

Check out this comment that was listed on our survey...
"The setting was great. We enjoyed everything. My son loved it. This park got more ooh’s and aah’s than Disney!" - Bradley Pahm, Evergreen Park, IL
YEAH! You have to come see for yourself if you agree. One thing I promise, we'll exceed your expectations. Children don't need lots of money, rides, stimulus, etc to have a good time. They just want some quality time with their families to make memories to last! We can provide that!

Every visitor gets a map to the park. On the back of the map are some survey questions. This was where the above quote appeared.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

All new dinos!

Our Florida location is sporting all new dinosaurs! They're all complete. They were amazing before, but the detail is greatly enhanced with the new face lifts. Check out the raptor below. If you haven't been to our Florida locaiton in a while, here's your excuse!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Free military

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! A big "thank you" to all our military for serving. Without you, there would be no freedom! Active military with ID are always free at Dinosaur World. Military dependants receive $1 off as well. Visit www.mammothcave.com to see more military discounts in the Kentucky location area.

Friday, May 22, 2009

new trex

This is a photo of our new T-rex in Florida. We celebrated our 10th anniversary this winter and it was time to give some face-lifts. Our T-Rex was one of the first ones to get the makover. If you think they were cool before, check it out now. The detail is improved greatly. Just like everything else in life, we're getting better with practice. Stand under this guy and look up. You swear he's going to drop his head down and eat you! So cool!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

On tourism

I just got back from a Kentucky Tourism Council conference. I was learning tips on how to make Dinosaur World and even more awesome place! This made me think that fun people work in tourism. And traveling is fun. So my advice to everyone is to get out and have some fun. Money may be tight, especially in these economic times, but it doesn't take an expensive trip to create some memories with your loved ones.

One of my favorite quotes is "Forget not that the winds long to play with your hair". – Kahil Gibran. So get out and enjoy life - preferably at Dinosaur World, but definitely somewhere!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"On Dinosaur World"

Memorial Day is this weekend. We're busy adding staff to make sure everyone is well taken care of at Dinosaur World. I'll be working... that's how it is in the tourism industry, we work when most others have their holidays so you guys can all have a great time. So, wherever you go this weekend, try sending some kind words to those serving you - it will make you feel good too!

Let me leave you with a poem from one of our visitors...
“On Dinosaur World” – Norm Vitting – Glen Rock, NJ
There’s a place quite far from home
Where lifelike, scary dinosaurs roam.
Some just stand.
Some are in fights,
But convincing enough
To keep you up nights.

T-Rex and stegos,
Brontos galore,
Compys, Ankylos,
And Raptors and more!

They peek over trees,
Through shrubbery thin,
So real do they look,
You jump out of your skin!

Tho, I’m not quite a saint,
And not much of a sinner.
If these things were real
I’d surely be dinner!

You gasp and you pant,
You run out and then
You say, “that was fun,”
Let’s do it again!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We're a top parent pick!

We've been nominated for Best Tampa Tourist Spot in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards! We need your help to win! You can vote for us once a day, every day, from now until July 15 at http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks/tampa-fl-usa/best-tampa-tourist-spot! Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

visit us in florida

Dinosaur World has 3 locations: Plant City, Florida - Cave City, Kentucky - Glen Rose, Texas. Click on the link below to see why you should bring your family to Florida.
Plan to visit Florida and Dinosaur World!

Friday, May 8, 2009

2 new dinos!

Check out our two new dinosaurs in Kentucky! The top is a Silvisaurus, also known as the "forest lizard". The second is the Huayangosaurus, which is a type of Stegosaur with the plates on its back. We keep growing for our visitors!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

calling all scouts

Dinosaur World has badge earning opportunities designed for Brownies and Junior Girls Scouts. We also have badge earning opporutnities for Cub Scouts rank Tiger, Wolf and Bear. The activities were designed so that the leader could follow the suggested guidlines on your own time and enjoy the park at your own pace. We're a great place to have fun, learn, and earn some badges! Check out information here = http://www.dinoworld.net/dino-start003text.php?page=6

Monday, May 4, 2009

Field Trips to Dinosaur World

May is the prime field trip time for Dinosaur World. Teachers are getting in their field trips before school ends. A field trip to Dinosaur World fits in perfectly for the breaks around end of the year testing. We're educational and fun and activities fit into core content curriculum.

Click below for a "Teacher's Guide to Dinosaur World" or call us and ask about our core content educational activities. http://www.dinoworld.net/pdf/TeachersGuide.pdf

Friday, May 1, 2009

lots to do in area

Dinosaur World is worth the drive, but just in case you need more of an incentive, check out this link on things to do in the Mammoth Cave National Park area = http://www.allied-media.net/videos/CaveCountry.wmv.

It will be raining in much of the country this weekend, but remember Dinosaur World is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day) from 9:00. We're here rain or shine, so bring your jackets and enjoy the outdoors!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

New signs and sick days

Great news for all those traveling south on I-65 to our Kentucky location! The I-65 brown interstate sign is back up! We're easy to find. If you didn't turn when you exited at Cave City, then you'd run right into a big orange T-Rex. But, with tough signage laws in Kentucky it's hard to give advance notice prior to the exit if you don't know where you're going. Our sign was approved years ago and had been doing great, but was damaged in a wreck in January. It's now back up! This is the good new for the day.

For our Texas friends dealing with school closings due to illness, as long as your well, come visit while you're out of school!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hot Dogs at Dinosaur World

You know you've made it big when the Oscar Mayer hot dog mobile comes to your attractions! Picture below is the big, mobile hot dog leaving the parking lot. They gave out some goodies. But I thought is would be even better if they had a portable hot dog stand in the car! I have always loved hot dogs. Our prehistoric carnivores loved the dogs, but alas, no veggie dogs for my herbivores!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

dino face lifts

Our dinosaurs are getting face lifts! Picture below is master artist Joakim Svensson overseeing the process with a new Dromiceiomimus at our Kentucky location. Some of our dinosaurs are over 10 years old and were requesting new looks. Just like everything else in life, techniques improve with practice, so we're bringing these improvements to our guests.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 22

Yesterday I lead an area familiarization tour at our Kentucky location. We took a bus (donated by the Mammoth Cave Hotel) of approx. 40 area tourism employees to as many top attractions as we could pack in one day. The goal is to education front line tourism employee on all there is to offer visitors in the area. The best way to answer the "what is there to do here" question is to have done it yourself. Then you'll know exactly what you're recommending. Tourism works best when we all work together to keep visitors in the area as long as possible.

See everything the area has to offer!
In Kentucky = www.mammothcave.com
In Florida = www.visittampbay.com
in Texas = www.glenrosetexas.net

Friday, April 17, 2009

April 17

I haven't written all week. I've been in several meetings discussing tourism trends. It seems like attractions are doing well, but hotels, restaurants and meetings are down. In tough economic times this is the trend. We work too hard to not take a break, but we're forced to scale back a bit.

Just remember, it's important to create memories with your children. You don't have to go on fancy trips to exotic locations. Kids just want your time. Dinosaur World offers educational family fun at affordable prices ($12.75 adults and $9.75 for ages 3-12) and you can every bring your dog for free!

Get out and enjoy your family. If your looking for more to do, check out www.mammothcave.com in Kentucky - www.visittampabay.com in Florida - www.glenrosetexas.net in Texas and make it a weekend trip!

Friday, April 10, 2009

spring break weekend

This is the last weekend of big spring breaks - so what are you waiting for? Get out here and enjoy the dinosaurs!

I swear a 2 year old came up to me and asked if I had a Pachycephalosaurs. I looked at his mom in amazement. Then I said, "I bet you don't know what that is." He ran over to a display and brought me one. - for those of you that don't know a Pachycephalosaurus, it's a very distinct dinosaur wtih a head that looks like he's wearning a helmet. The 2 year old said it was his favorite. Kids love this place!

Here's a link for more on Pachycephalosaurus. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinos/Pachy.shtml
This is a great website for basic information on dinosaurs.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Here's a great video that shows one of our interactive exhibits...
The Boneyard is an exhibit at the Florida and Kentucky locations where visitors can unearth a life size dinosaur skeleton in a unique setting. It is coming soon to Texas. We have lots of interactive exhibits in addition to our over 100 life size dinosaurs. Check out our website for more information = www.dinoworld.net

Thanks to all the spring breakers who are coming into the parks! We're having lots of fun with you!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

interstate signage

If you're driving down I-65 between Nashville and Louisville (exit 53) or on I-4 in Florida between Tampa and Orlando (exit 17), you can't miss our big orange dinosaur on the side of the interstate.
Texas is of the main road a bit on Park Road 59, just in front of Dinosaur Valley State Park. We're hard to miss on the interestate. However, if you're coming southbound on I-65 from Louisville, our state brown sign was damaged on a car accident. so, you won't see the dinosaur until you've passed the exit. I wanted eveyone to know so you wouldn't have to turn around!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

USA Today - must see

USA Today named Dinosaur World as a must see while in Tampa!
I'm very excited about this. I know we're great and it's nice to be confirmed by such a high profile newspaper. But don't take our word for it - check it out yourself! All our locations are very similar.

This is twice for a mention in USA Today in a short time. They named us as one of 51 new recommended attractions in their May 23rd issue last year. The paper picked one new attraction for each state. Our new Texas park was thier Texas choice - and that's a big state!

Monday, April 6, 2009

April 6

It's spring break in a lot of places. What better place to spend it than with over 150 life size dinosaurs? So bring the kids on down and create some memories at Dinosaur World.

I do the marketing for all 3 locations, but my home base is Kentucky. This weekend it was a beautiful 75 degrees. Now, it is 37 and it snowed this morning. It will be rough again tomorrow but then back to the nice 60 degree spring weather. Don't let that keep you away from our Kentucky location. We're open all the time. Our mammoths look great in the cold. Check this out! See! We're great in any weather! Now, you obviously won't see this in Florida or Texas. So don't worry about that.

Friday, April 3, 2009

my first blog

I'm entering into a new venture wtih this blog, so please be patient with me as I learn. I'll post as often as I can. As I get used to it, the blog will get better and more frequent.

Check out our April newsletter to learn what's going on this month... http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/265803/940864523b/TEST/TEST/

The biggest news is April homeschool month. All homeschoolers and their immediate families will receive the group rate admission - $5 in Kentucky and $8 in Florida. (we're waiting to add special events to our Texas location untill we've been open one year there). We have lots of homeschoolers visit Dinosaur World and we hope this helps meet their needs. I've learned homeschoolers travel in smaller groups than our public schools. So, I hope this helps. If you're a homeschooler, let me know the best way to reach you and what would help you the most. (dinosaurworld@scrtc.com )You guys are harder to reach becuase I've had to search a lot of different groups. But I'm trying!