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16 Dinosaur Parks You Should Add To Your Bucketlist

Any Jurassic Park fan? If you plan a trip with a Dino theme, look no further. GoWhee compiled a list of great parks showcasing dinosaurs, fossils, and other prehistoric attractions, to make your next vacation ROARR!

16 Dinosaur Parks You Should Add To Your Bucketlist

There are so many Dinosaur parks for kids in the world. From parks with Jurassic park-themed roller coasters to realistic dinosaur fossil exhibits and life-like Dino sculptures… These places are full of fun, and learning opportunities, for kids of all ages.
If you are planning the ultimate vacation or are trying to find a really cool local place for Dino-loving kids, we have your back!

Here are the best Dinosaur parks, roadside attractions, and where you can find major fossil outdoor displays in the world, selected by traveling parents like you!

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Go all out and get special themed snacks, a car-friendly fossil dig, and dress to impress with your favorite dinosaur-themed outfit.

Rainy Day? No Problem, head over to this list of the best natural history museums with indoor fossils and life-size dinosaurs to make a backup plan.

For older kids and teens, make it more engaging by watching the classic Jurassic Park movie before going, and make sure to visit one of the theme parks recommended below.

Dinosaur Provincial Park Canada, one of a great dinosaur parks for kids
Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta Canada.

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1. Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Unnamed Road,, Iddesleigh, AB T0J 1T0, Canada

In the Dinosaur Provincial Park, you can find dinosaur fossils still in the ground and a visitor center/museum. The landscape is amazing. There is a nice 3 km scenic route that you can either walk or drive.

Info: Adult $4, free for 3 and under. – Food nearby – The museum/visitor center and some trails in the state park are wheelchair accessible.

Good to Know: Take time to head a little North to Drumheller to keep the fun going. The town has many large Dinosaur replicas throughout.

2. Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States

400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

At the Exhibit Center, you can see one of North America’s largest real dinosaur tracks. This park also offers more than two miles of nature trails to hike with the kids. In the museum, you can find dioramas, fossil collections, and interactive exhibits.

Info: Adults (13 and over) are $6  and Children (5 and under) are Free. The trails are open daily, year-round, weather permitting.

Good to Know: There is nowhere to buy food at the park, but there are many restaurants in the area.

3. Ogden’s George S Eccles Dinosaur Park, Utah, United States

1544 Park Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

With more than one hundred dinosaur sculptures, this place will make any dinosaur statue parks fan happy. Each sculpture is very realistic, full-sized, and is based on actual dinosaur skeletons. These artfully made creatures come alive with robotics and a state-of-the-art sound system.

Info: Adults $7, Children (2-12) $5

Good to Know: The ticket gives you access to two other museums onsite. They are The Stewart Museum of Paleontology and The Ogden Museum of natural history.


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4. Dinosaur Valley State Park, Texas, United States

Glen Rose, TX 76043

Discover dinosaur tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River, where the prehistoric creatures roamed long ago. Families can also camp, swim, fish, and paddle in the river, ride a horse or visit the interpretive center. There are also 20 miles of trails to explore.

Info: Adults $7 for the day, Children 12 and under FREE – campsites available

Good to Know: Contact the park for trail status and dinosaur track visibility before your trip. The dinosaur tracks in the riverbed are not always visible

5. Prehistoric Gardens, Port Orford, Oregon, USA

36848 Highway 101 South Port Orford, OR 97465

When road-tripping through the highways of Oregon, make sure to stop by The Dinosaurs at Prehistoric Gardens, a real-life field museum with a rainforest and 23 dinosaurs in total. The dinos are scientifically correct restorations. They are as authentic and real-looking as possible. Each dinosaur exhibit has a plaque with fun facts about each dinosaur, including a complete T-rex exhibit.

Info: Adults $12, Children (3 – 12)  $8, Littlefoots (2 and under) Free – The graveled path is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Good to Know: The self-guided tours allow you to see the dinosaurs at your own pace.

6. Dinosaur Gardens, Ossineke, Michigan, USA

11160 U.S. 23 South Ossineke, MI 49766

Dinosaur Gardens helps kids see how it was back when the dinosaurs roamed. The walk takes you by the enormous life-like creatures. There is something for everyone on this property, such as walking tours, putt-putt golf, miners’ sluice, a fossil dig, a frozen yogurt bar, and a dinosaur-themed gift shop.

Info: The Dino Pass for all the activities is $20. Children under 3 are Free for most activities. Dinosaur Gardens is dog friendly.

Good to Know: The trail on the Historic Walking Tour is hard-packed gravel, great for wagons, strollers, and electric wheelchairs. There is a van-seated guided tour option for those with walking disabilities.

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Other Dinosaur Parks in Europe and Australia

7. Dino Experience Park, Gouda, Netherlands

Sluisdijk 15, 2809 NA Gouda, Netherlands

Kids can walk around and explore this huge park while learning through play about dinosaurs. There is even a Dino adventure mini-golf course and a playground to let their energy out. Info: Wheelchair accessible – stroller-friendly – restaurant onsite – outdoor seating. Good to Know: This park is best for younger kids. They will love the huge playground area

8. DinoPark, Algar, Spain

Partida Segarra s/n, 03510 Callosa d’en Sarrià, Alicante, Spain

Kids will love this amusement park, where they can learn about the Dinosaur world while also having fun. There are robotic models of life-size dinosaurs, kids paddling pool, a paleontological playground, and a 3D Cinema. This is a park great for kids of all ages. Info: Adults 15 euro, Children (4-12) 10 euro, Children under 4 Free – Ticket price includes 3D Cinema – Free parking – Refreshments onsite Good to Know: Kids take part in a dinosaur dig in the sand, with brush and shovel, at the Paleontological Playground.

9. Australian Dinosaur Trail, Queensland, Australia

Lot 1 Dinosaur Dr, Winton QLD 4735, Australia

The route takes you through the towns of Winton, Hughenden, and Richmond. Families can discover Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, Porcupine Gorge National Park, and Flinders Discovery Center. This trip offers families a range of experiences that you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Info: Accommodation and food are available all along the route. Prices vary depending on the activities you choose. Good to Know: This is an extensive road trip through the Australian Outback. It will take you about 5 days to complete the loop. Planning ahead will be key!

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10. Exploria, Le Mas-d’Azil, France

Forêt de Castagnès Route de Sabarat 09290 Le Mas-d’Azil, France

Exploria is one of those amazing dinosaur fossil parks, buried in nature with tons of activities to keep little hands busy. If you are looking for digging sites with shade and want to learn about the local biodiversity, this prehistoric forest is the one to go.

Info: Tickets start at $10/adult and $8/kids. – Only open in season. – Great shaded picnic tables available – Composting Bathroom on-site.

Good to know: This is a great spot for younger kids since they have a shaded playground and a fully stroller-accessible path throughout.

11. Prehisto Dino, LACAVE, France

Sole des Boulangers, D247, 46200 Lacave, France

Prehisto Dino Parc is built around the evolution of species, from the dawn of the Earth to the Neolithic era. Walk through a natural prehistoric forest and follow a trail punctuated by 150 life-size representations with sounds and movement.

Info: It takes about 1hr to 2hr (with cave) to visit the dinosaur theme park – Tickets start at $8/ adult and are free under 5 years old. – Dogs are allowed on site with a leash.

Good to know: The park offers a push for the Neolithic experience further, thanks to its real cave visits and reconstructed Neolithic village.

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12. Il Mondo della Preistoria Park, Simbario VV, Italy

Località Curcio, 89822 Simbario VV, Italy

Surrounded by lush greenery, the World of Prehistory displays the most complete collection in Italy. This dinosaur park features detailed labels illustrating the main events relating to each geological period (weather, animals, plants…). Thanks to its science-based exhibits, It is a great place to bring kids learning about the prehistoric era at school, in homeschooling, and in world schooling programs.

Info: Tickets are $7 for anyone 3 years old and up. – The park is only open between April and October – Small snack bar onsite. – Bathrooms available.

Good To Know: It takes an average 1hr to enjoy the park so plan something else to complete the day.

13. Dinosaur Stampede National Monument, Winton, Australia

Opalton QLD 4735, Australia

This list of the best dinosaur parks couldn’t be complete with the only known dinosaur stampede on the planet. Kids can see the impressive collection of Over 3,300 dinosaur footprints scattered over the rock face and learn the history of the disappearance and recovery of said footprints.

Info: Tickets to visit the national monument starts at $30 per adult and there are discounted family pass available. Part of the site only is wheelchair accessible. There are prevision for the LGBTQ+ community such as gender-neutral bathrooms.

Good To Know: The monument has a guided tour only (45 min) but the Lark Quarry Conservation Park is open from 8.30 am to 5 pm and is self-guided.

14. The Münchehagen, Rechburg, Germany

Alte Zollstraße 5 D-31547 Rehburg-Loccum

The Münchehagen prides to showcase over 300 life-like, accurately sized dinosaur replicas. Kids can see what famous dinosaurs like Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, and of course, the Tyrannosaurus rex looked like. The park is beautifully laid out with a long circular path split into different eras.

Info: Adult tickets are 15 Euros – Dogs are permitted on leash – There is a restaurant onsite – The park is only open during the spring/summer/fall season.

Good To Know: Thanks to their partnership with the local university and research center, the park offers also the National Geotope ” Dinosaur Tracks” with over 300 real fossilized dinosaur tracks.

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15. Jurapar, Krasiejow, Poland

ul, 1 Maja 10, 46-040 Krasiejów, Poland

For families looking to have it all, this outdoor dinosaur park is the perfect place to add to your trip. This dinosaur world offers an interactive educational area with an indoor museum and educative exhibits, mixed with a fun modern take on the Jurassic period with roller coasters, time travel tunnels and 5D cinemas, and more.

Info: Park tickets start at PLN 99 and many discounts are offered – Campsite and other accommodations are onsite – They offer a 1PLN ticket for kids birthdays (3-16).

Good To Know: If you go during the summer, you can also enjoy the beach which has more rides, food, and a lifeguard.

16. Roarr, Norwich, United Kingdom

Lenwade, Norwich NR9 5JE, United Kingdom

With 85 acres of fun, Roarr is the largest dinos-themed park in the UK. It offers tons of rides, outdoor and indoor play areas, a splash park, a theater, places to eat, and even a secret animal garden. It is also open all year long with events and special holiday exhibits.

Info: Tickets start at 19 pounds/adults, and they offer annual passes and discounts for second visits – Roarr has a whole program for all abilities, including a special bracelet for assistance at rides, a quiet room to help overstimulated kids, and a play space for sensory seekers.

Good To Know: The park has an environment-conscious pledge, including solar energy-run buildings, no single-use plastic policy, and even a pollinator-friendly landscape.

Prehistoric Roadside Attractions To Add To Your Dinosaur Parks Trip

Dinausaure Mini Golf -Raptor Falls

1912 Portland Rd, Arundel, ME 04046, USA

Dinausaur Trail Playground

1381 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1, Canada

Dinosaur Museum

8973 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA

Dinosaur Park Playground
41 Altezze Dr, Truganina VIC 3029, Australia

Cabazon Dinosaurs – World’s Biggest Dinosaurs
50770 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230

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