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!