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The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village

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Address: 1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1715
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Fun Family Activities

Encounter over 40 life-sized dinosaurs on our 1.5...

Fun Family Activities

Encounter over 40 life-sized dinosaurs on our 1.5 miles of Dinosaur Trails in our unique dinosaur park, monkey around at Monty's Playground, get lost in our A"Maze"asaurus, and cool off at the Splashpad (New England's largest zero-depth water playground)! If you get hungry, fill up at Monty's Munchies or grab a sweet treat at the Ice Cream Shop. Whether it is an outing with the family, or your child's birthday there are fun family activities for every age.

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A lot of fun for small kids

If your kids love dinosaurs, this is a place to visit. Huge replicas of the animal are impressive. One dinosaur that makes noise can be scary. It is a nice stroll for a warm... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your kids love dinosaurs, this is a place to visit. Huge replicas of the animal are impressive. One dinosaur that makes noise can be scary. It is a nice stroll for a warm summer day.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The kids LOVED this place. They had a great time looking at the dinosaurs on the path, playing in the maze, and especially the T-Rex Tower climbing structure. Dinosaurs: For my dinosaur-loving kids, they enjoyed seeing all the different dinosaurs. They really should label more of the dinosaurs at the beginning and in between. There aren't enough signs so you... More 

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Jake O, Manager at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, responded to this review

Hi carib_vacation, thank you for taking the time to share such a thorough and kind review! We are thrilled to hear your children had such a great time at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village. Our staff works hard every day to make sure each guest has the best possible experience and it is so nice to see this... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very over priced the whole party was rushed and not only that I didn't get everything I paid for!!! $5.99 for a soda is ridiculous, the hosts acted like they had more important things to do

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Jake O, Manager at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, responded to this review

Hi Gary, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are disappointed to hear your birthday party did not go the way you expected. We do feel our parties are reasonably priced considering all that is included and the $5.99 soda is for an additional pitcher of soda, approximately 8 cups. It seriously concerns us to hear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One and a half mile walking trail through the woods, lined with 40 life size dinosaurs! Also a water park on season. Really interesting and fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A must see! My husband and I always stop in here if we are in the area. It's about 50 minutes from our home so unfortunately we cannot visit too often. Great toys (not just dinosaur related toys), jewelry, geodes, jewelry making supplies, and wind chimes, to name a few items offered. The best greeting cards and for reasonable prices.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Dinosaur Place is a great place for families with small children. I took my 1 1/2 year old and she loved the splash pad. I mean it's fun watching her walk and interact with water, great memeories. I recommend you bring a stroller or wagon it you plan to see the dinosaur trail it's long. My biggest concern is the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Torn between 3and 4 stars. At the end it came down to value. This is first place I've been to where the ticket price changes depending on seasons. Was over 20$per person, so with 4tickets cost little less then 100. There are basically three sections, the dinosaurs part, who you can take a walk to see the dinosaurs. They don't... More 

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Andover, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I took my grandchildren (ages 6 & 7) twice this summer. The dinosaur walk is well done and interesting, with informative signage (not over-done) and great life-size dinosaurs. We enjoyed the bounce house and playscape, which were clean and in great condition. The best part was the huge splashpad - we spent hours! Don't forget socks, which are required for... More 

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MA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited this summer with my 3.5 year old and my 1 year old sons. We were in peak season, so it cost $72 to visit the park (the baby was free). We didn't know that you needed socks for the T-Rex Tower, so that was an extra $4 and the socks were so huge that my son can probably... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We decided to plan a late summer day trip to the Dinosaur Place and ended up spending the whole day enjoying the property. The dinosaur exhibits are on wide, clearly delineated trails in a wooded area. The kids enjoyed taking pictures next to the dinosaur replicas, although signs do ask that you not climb on the exhibits. They also liked... More 

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