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The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village

1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1715
+1 860-443-4367
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The Dinosaur Place

We finally went to the Dinosaur Place and had a great time. We did all the activities available... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NatSav66
,
Windsor, Connecticut
via mobile
A nice way to keep kids vested in an outdoor hike

Visited offseason (April). I think the comparison base for the Dinosaur should be a visit to a... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Santihunt
,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1715
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finally went to the Dinosaur Place and had a great time. We did all the activities available ( The splash pad was not yet opened). The facilities were clean. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The dinosaurs and trails were amazing. We had a...More

Thank NatSav66
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Visited offseason (April). I think the comparison base for the Dinosaur should be a visit to a standard park. By that measure, this is a really nice experience, where you get to merge nature with some nice activities for kids in the 3 to perhaps...More

Thank Santihunt
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Scenic, calm, and fun. My family truly enjoyed our visit. While it was a bit pricey we really enjoyed our time here. Would like to see a lower price point or more for you money - but it was something different to do and was...More

Thank WorkinMamaBear
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have been here a few times its a big old park you walk through, and they have statues of dinosaurs. it will take between three and four hours to walk through this park. they have many dinosaurs. they even have a volcano, which erupts....More

Thank Kris W
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My 2 kids and I went to the Dinosaur Place today for a fun spring break day trip. We we're planning on going to the zoo but came across this place while searching the internet. We had a wonderful time, the staff was great and...More

1  Thank M S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The perfect place for a dinosaur-obsessed 5 year old (our grandson) AND his 28 year old uncle (our son and also dinosaur-obsessed). But recommend for everyone and any age. The museum and mining and panning activities (indoors) were a huge hit. And across the street...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I took my 7 year old here one day on his Spring Vacation from school. We went right for 10:00 when they opened and were able to get right into Discovery Depot to do the Panning for gold in Thunder Creek and mining for Gems...More

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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.

Thank Bostonian2011
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...More

1  Thank carib_vacation
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...More

Reviewed 24 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 doMore

Thank Gary D
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...More

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Suzanne G
Hi, planning a trip in April. What are the hours for the Dinosaur Place? Also,iIs the Discovery Depot open only on weekends or during the week? Thank you!
7 March 2017|
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Response from Jake O | Property representative |
Hi Suzanne, thank you for reaching out! The Dinosaur Place is open daily (beginning March 25, 2017) from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The last entry is allowed into the park at 5:00 p.m. The Dinosaur Place is open rain or... More
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Calla M
We're looking to do a "weekend getaway". I'm pregnant, but no kids for hubby & I yet. I feel like he would really enjoy this though. Is it open during the winter months? What if it is snowing or raining? Is there enough shelter or things to do indoors?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Jake O | Property representative |
Hi Calla, thank you for reaching out. The Dinosaur Place is open April through November each year, rain or shine. We do have other attractions at Nature's Art Village that are indoors including our Discovery Depot, The PAST... More
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GHamlet42
Is this site appropriate only for children? We had hoped to go to see the dinosaurs and to visit the antique shop but as a couple of childless senior citizens, we feel this site may be too costly and kid oriented for us. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
11 September 2015|
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Response from Jake O | Property representative |
Hi GHamlet42, Nature's Art Village is a destination for all ages! The Dinosaur Place is geared towards children, but we have many childless guests who enjoy the pristine nature trails and impressive life-sized dinosaurs. The... More
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