Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dinosaur World

I've seen the sign. I've always been curious.

On Gasparilla Saturday, while everyone poured in to Tampa for the "Mardi Gras"-esque event, we headed out to that I4 exit and time traveled back 65 million years. We were pleasantly surprised.
Two main reasons why we went: Jackson loves dinosaurs and it beats all the other amusement parks in the area by half.
We started out just walking around the park. It has at least one hundred large life like dinosaur statues. Don't worry it's just a statue. Okay, so maybe they were life like but they were large like. Jackson pointed out that a lot of herbivores had sharp carnivore teeth - very unrealistic.

We found Lilly's dinosaur. They had a fossil dig, where the kids were able to dig in a pit for fifteen minutes and were able to keep 3 real, teensy, fossils. There was also a larger sand pit with a dinosaur skeleton underneath that we worked at uncovering for about a half hour. The last area we visited was the playground, and even though it was old, it was very large and the kids could've stayed and played another hour but then the rain came. Overall, we were there for a couple hours and had our moneys worth of fun. I highly recommend it if you have a child who is into dinosaurs and if you don't you should go there when your very bored, need to get out of the house and don't want to spend a lot of money.


Lu and Bran Muffin said...

i am so glad you scoped this place out! you did one of those things you've always were curious about.

Brie Williams said...

We LOVE DinoWorld! My dad always takes the grandkids there and we always have fun! We should meet up there some time:)

Anthony said...

I liked the squirrel nests too.

Karen said...

I'm so glad you've started blogging again. I've missed seeing updates of you and your cute family. We're planning on visiting FL in the summer. We'll have to plan to get together.


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