Road Trip : Dinosaur World

There isn’t much surviving in Cave City, Kentucky that is worth seeing anymore. Dinosaur World is one exception. With over 150 life size dinosaurs, the park is a great detour for the young and the young at heart.

Photosaurus at Dinosaur World KentuckyEntrance to Dinosaur World Kentucky

Dinosaur World, Kentucky is located on Interstate 65, Exit 53 in Cave City. It’s kind of hard to miss the “Photosaurus” that stares at you from the side of the highway. Dinosaur World Kentucky is the second of three parks built by the Svensson family. From their website:

“The dinosaur models, up to eighty feet in length and based on the latest scientific discoveries, are made of fiberglass, steel, and concrete. The dinosaurs are arranged in groups of as many as eleven of a single species, in a variety of settings.

Nestled among a lush assortment of native vegetation, the dinosaurs are so believable that some visitors claim to see them moving through the shadows cast by the many native trees.”

We had a great time being silly and posing with all the critters. The stroll around the park is a great way to stretch your legs after being on the highway for any length of time.


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Dinosaur World contains a small museum of fossils and the children in your group can also participate in a “seeded” fossil dig where they might find shark’s teeth, ammonites, gastropods, and other treasures. You can duck into one of the “caves” to view a short video about dinosaurs. Of course you enter and exit through their gift shop which has a decent selection of souvenirs and dinosaur related gifts. Bring a picnic lunch (no food services available) and take your time to enjoy your stay.