Dinosaur World visit with kids

Photo courtesy of Dinosaur World website711 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City, KY

Just 10 miles from Mammoth Cave National Park, Dinosaur World in Cave City is a great place to stop and play while traveling I-65. While walking (or probably running!) along the well-groomed paths, kids come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs complete with displays with their names, era, etc. Says parent reviewer Kristy of Appleton, WI, They not only have life-size dinos along paths in the woods, but also a fossil dig area, playground, museum, and picnic areas. We loved it¦it was cool to stand next to the dinos! (There’s also a Dino World in Plant City, FL and Glen Rose, TX.)

Distance off the interstate: Directly off the interstate.

Hours and Admission Prices: Open 8:30 am until sunset every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Prices: $12.75 for adults, $9.75 for children ages 3 to 12, $10.75 for seniors over 60 (friendly pets on leashes – free!)

Food Services: From the official website: there is no food service at Dinosaur World, however, we have excellent picnic areas. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy one of the local fast food or dine-in restaurants and bring the food back to the park picnic areas.

Website: http://www.dinoworld.net/

Directions: Right off I-65 at Exit 53 – you can even see some of the dinosaurs from the interstate!
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About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.




  1. Man, wish we had one of these pitstops nearby. Might be worth just going there. My kids would totally “dig” it!

  2. wow, it sounds fantastic. My mad about dinos son would love it!

  3. My kids would absolutely LOVE that place! One of these days I plan on getting to Mamoth Cave and I will keep it in mind.

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