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!