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Dinosaur World
711 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City
KY
42127
Tel: 270-773-4345

Directions

I-65, exit 53, Cave City, immediatly at exit, 8 miles from Mammoth Cave National Park

Where are we going today?

Welcome...to Dinosaur World!

If you are in Kentucky, you can have a family day out with a difference. In fact, you can have a family day out 75 million years in the past! Dinosaur World is FILLED with 150 life size dinosaurs that are located within 20 acres of natural setting, so you can explore on the paved walkways through the forests, looking for those different prehistoric species. Can you guess what you might come face to face with!

Located near Mammoth Cave National Park, Dinosaur World is great fun for the kids to explore, but it's also filled with other fun activities and attractions that will keep them entertained.

They can uncover the life sized dinosaur skeleton that lies under sand in the boneyard (they might be there a while - it's pretty HUGE!), or even search for authentic fossils in the Fossil Dig. What's really cool, is that any they find, they can keep and take home!

It's not just dinosaurs that reside in Dinosaur World. Those Ice Age creatures known as the Mammoths call the Mammoth Garden home, and it's the perfect place for kids to learn about these huge tusked creatures. 

Kids can enjoy more hands-on fun in the Touch & Tell area, where they can be brave and stick their hands inside a hole and try and guess which dinosaur it is, or they can enjoy an educational film on dinosaurs at the Movie Cave - certainly a unique setting for a film!

With picnic areas and a playground to top off the fun, Dinosaur World will certainly fill your day to the brim with Jurassic sized adventures - it's a ROARING time!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12.75. $18.95 including Gem Excavation
  • Children$9.75 (ages 3-12) $16.95 with excavation
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

8:30am - 4:30pm

Daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Teachers corner

Field trips are only $5 per person, and what a great way for kids to learn about those prehistoric creatures!.

I'm Hungry!

There is no food service at the park, so make sure you take a tasty picnic lunch to enjoy out with the dinosaurs!.

Healthy Eating!

Take plenty of bottled water with you .

Any Top Tips?

They are pet friendly and welcome well behaved, leash-trained puppies that want to come along for the ride! They have water stations too.

Need a little extra help?

Dinosaur World is handicap accessible so everyone can enjoy it!.

Baby Facilities

They have baby changing stations and free strollers.

Can I get one of those?

5,000 square foot gift shop of everything dinosaur is waiting for you! You will want to take your pocket money!.

What people are saying?

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    Great little stop on our way to our destination. The kids got out to run around and have some fun and we enjoyed watching them. Was it a bit expensive? Sure, but what do you expect from a side of the road, hokey tourist place. As for the gift shop, I have no idea what the prices were. We didn't buy anything. I can appreciate the time someone has put into creating this place and keeping it up. They obviously have a love for dinosaurs and it shows. No, there were no rides or moving parts. But not everyplace in the world has to entertain in...Read More

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    Such dinosaurs. Much lacking. Gift shop. Wow

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    I was expecting a lot more. Maybe some rides and animotronics. The souvenirs and entrance fee were too expensive. Even though it's a kids place, parents should find some entertainment too.

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    Maybe a little on the expensive side for adults, but this place is geared towards kids tho and all of my kids and the others there were excited and having a geat time. 1/5/13.
    The toys and souvenirs inside were comparable to toys r us and walmrt prices.
    Like said this place is really for kids they love it....

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    Wonderful time with the family for sons 3rd birthday.

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by Jennifer Granzow

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Great little stop on our way to our destination. The kids got out to run around and have some fun and we enjoyed watching them. Was it a bit expensive? Sure, but what do you expect from a side of the road, hokey tourist place. As for the gift shop, I have no idea what the prices were. We didn't buy anything. I can appreciate the time someone has put into creating this place and keeping it up. They obviously have a love for dinosaurs and it shows. No, there were no rides or moving parts. But not everyplace in the world has to entertain in that fashion. Just my 2 cents.

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