Dinosaur World

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!