Dinosaur Park Cedar Creek
Where is it at?
893 Union Chapel Road
From Austin, about 12 miles east of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, take Hwy 71 to Bastop and turn right onto Union Chapel Road. If you are facing Hwy 71 RV park, turn left and you will see their sign! ROOOOAAR!
Where are we going today?
It's dinosaur time! Are you ready to step back millions of years and explore the age of those famous dinosaurs?
The Dinosaur Park is a fun, fascinating and unique outdoor museum that differs from most dinosaur museums that you see.
While some museums you may walk in and see their impressive skeletons starting back at you, here you get to see what they might have actually looked like when they were alive and roaming the very country you live in!
They have realistic, and life-size dinosaur replicas which show skin and color variations to give them a better understanding as to what they might have looked like when they were actually live. Obviously they didn't have photos back in the Jurassic period (and if they did, we are pretty sure they wouldn't have been able to work the camera) so they can only speculate what they would have looked like through comparing to certain animals now. Do you think they got it right? What do you think they might have looked like?
The statues range in size from 2 feet long to a whopping 85 foot long (can you guess what might have been 85 foot long?)
Families can walk together through tree lined nature trails and spot the dinosaurs hiding among the trees, rocks and plants. It really makes it look like they are just in their natural environment!
The park is truly education and fun, where the whole family can learn about these mysterious creatures that ruled our earth for over 150 million years. (That's a pretty long time!)
Once you have finished your exploration of the trails, you can try and dig up your own fossil, enjoy the fun playground or enjoy a family picnic!
(By the way, the answer was Brachiosaurus)
Welcome....to Dinosaur Park....
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 24 months
When can we go?
10am - 4pm.
Spring and Fall open Fri, Sat & Sun. Summer just shut Mondays. Winter just weekends.
What a great place for kids to go on a field trip! With a minimum of 48 hours notice for the reservation, kids can come and learn about the incredible creatures! .
There are picnic areas at no cost to come and enjoy a nice home packed lunch! Just don't bring glass or alcohol..
Any Top Tips?
Have your birthday here! .
Can I get one of those?
The Dinosaur Shop is filled with a host of dino related gifts! .
You can get your photo with T-Rex!.
What people are saying?
by Earlita Hellums
Have a blast! Just watched Walking with Dinosaurs, so my boys loved it. :-D
by Maria Anderson
Great place to take the kids for some fun. Going thru the park is only about an hour and after they have a play area for the kids. You can even bring your own food to eat out there. Lots of choices for toys at the gift shop. Good day trip from Austin...or you can also drive into Bastrop for lunch.
by Cody Butchee
My kids loved this place a bit pricey but I would pay it again just to see my kids faces light up. And the scavenger hunt was fun for the whole family. Souvenirs were a bit over priced though.
by Daniel Needles
Great Place, under the radar. Out of the attractions in the area this was a great surprise. My kindergartener liked this better than: Kiddie Acres, Inner Space, Exotic Zoo Resort, Long Horn Caverns, Snake Farm, Wonder World, etc. The only places he liked better were the Children's museum in New Braunfels and the Waco Zoo. We went on a cooler September day. In the summer make sure to go early.
by Chad Beller
Our four year old loved the scavenger hunt and the big dinosaurs where a nice surprise around a couple corners. Just big enough to keep his attention.