Tyler has been obsessed with dinosaur since I can remember. I am not really sure why it took us so long to head out to Bastrop, Tx – to check out this pretty neat Dinosaur park; but I am glad we did. After stopping to eat at one of our favorite food trucks: El Coqui, we drove down to Bastrop to check out what this park was all about…and we were not disappointed.
The Dinosaur Park
” The Dinosaur Park features a unique outdoor museum setting. While most museums have dinosaur skeletons, our realistic life-size dinosaur exhibits show skin and color variations to give a better understanding as to how they looked when they were alive. These static statues range in size from the 2-foot long Compsognathus to the 85-foot long Brachiosaurus. As you walk through a tree-lined nature trail the dinosaurs sit back from the trail, situated among plants, trees and rocks, making it easy to imagine real dinosaurs in a natural environment. The Dinosaur Park is an educational and fun place, where everyone can learn about the majestic animals that ruled our earth for over 150 million years” … check out more on their website click here.
One of the things that I loved the most was the “i-spy a saurus”game. The kids had to look for hidden items throughout the trail, it was pretty fun. Most of the trail has shade, but I do recommend you take a bottle of water.
There is lots of dinosaurs to see and pic opts. They also have a nice little picnic area, so bring a pack lunch and enjoy lunch at the grounds. There was also a nice playground area with swings.
We had a nice little afternoon adventure and will definitely be back, with our dinosaur loving kiddos!
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This looks like so much fun. I think I would enjoy this more than my children would.
We all had a blast exploring the park!
The dinosaurs looks so real! I bet your family had much fun!
We had a blast. They had a couple animatronics, which made it even better!
What a color place! It looks like you had a great time! My kids would love this!
Amanda, It was such an awesome place.
This looks like a lot of fun. What a great learning experience it could be too!
Chelsea, it was a huge learning experience for me, my son is a Dino expert. ;) lol!!!
This looks like so much fun! I love that they show what the dinosaurs would have looked like. It’s hard to explain to kids that they are just going to see the bones. This looks like a lot of fun and it’s on my list of places to visit now whenever we make it to Texas!
This looks like so much fun! My 2.5 year old is obsessed with dinosaurs and if we didn’t live so far away I would have to take him for a trip to see the dinosaurs.
There’s a similar park in SLC that my sister takes her kids to, and they love it! They can dig up bones and everything. :)
That is such an amazing place to visit, it looks like a lot of fun and I am sure my kids would love to see that place.
This looks like an awesome day! I love how fun this looks and how happy y’all look :) Dinosaurs rule!
Looks like you had a great time! I would love to take my daughter in a dinosaur park since she loves reading about dinosaurs! I enjoyed reading your post!
That is so cool that she enjoys reading about Dinos. My son is like that too, he reads any Dino book he can get his hands on. so it was really neat to see how much he enjoyed this park.
My kids are obsessed with dinosaurs, they would go bananas if we took them here. It looks like the perfect place for little archeologists to explore!
It sounds like your kids are like my kids, and yes! they would go bananas for sure!
This looks so much fun. I am well over 30s and I would still want to go and check this place out. Your photos goes to show how wonderful it must be. Thanks for sharing!
Right?! It was a really fun place for all ages. I was pleasantly surprised.
We live in TX and I have never heard of this park until now! Our family loves dinos (especially my 5 year old sister) and I’m guessing this would be a great family field-trip!
I would have loved a place like this a child – heck I would love to visit now!! Thanks for the post, will add it to the list of places to visit.