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Prehistoric Gardens

Gold Beach, OR 97465
+1 541-332-4463
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Kind of cheesy, but fun.

Yes, it's a tourist trap, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The dinosaurs are kind of... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Shapley_Hunter
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Thebes, Illinois
Fun and Educational

Not just for kids. We enjoyed our walk in the rainforest with the prehistoric creatures. We are... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
waterkidd
,
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the Prehistoric Gardens is great for young and old alike. Just 17 miles north of Gold Beach lies an untouched prehistoric garden complete with 23 life size dinosaurs set among a lush 300 year old Oregon rainforest. The self-guided tour allows you to casually stroll along the path and discover what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Family owned and operated since 1955, this eco-friendly attraction is a must see! Pet-Friendly! Dogs are allowed to take the tour for FREE as long as they are on a leash.
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Gold Beach, OR 97465
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"prehistoric times"
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"gift shop"
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"plant life"
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"roadside attraction"
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"bright colors"
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"educational fun"
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"jurassic park"
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"stretch your legs"
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"million years"
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"road trip"
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"natural setting"
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"fun stop"
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"beautiful forest"
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"love dinosaurs"
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"works of art"
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Yes, it's a tourist trap, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The dinosaurs are kind of cheesy, designed (I suppose) to be not overly frightening to children. Their size is accurate, even if their details are not. The foliage is interesting, and the historical...More

2  Thank Shapley_Hunter
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Not just for kids. We enjoyed our walk in the rainforest with the prehistoric creatures. We are seniors, toured early morning and had the place to ourselves. Fun, don't miss it. Very well done!

1  Thank waterkidd
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The gal pals and I stopped here for a giggle. We're all big dino fans. And they had a lot of big dinos. OK, preserved in concrete, but still quite impressive for accuracy and size. They have taken the time to repaint the critters bright...More

1  Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Even better than we expected! Charming, delightful little place. Really informative labels throughout, and the dinosaurs are adorable.

1  Thank Holly H
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The family went and it was nice. The dinosaurs needed to be repainted and the gift shop was very spendy. Over all we had a great time it was just expensive and needed repairs.

1  Thank Amanda L
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This place was so much fun for our boys, 5 and 8. They didn't want to leave! It takes 15-30 min to walk through and is a nice distraction for kids after spending hours in the car.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Somewhat outdated and definitely overpriced, we travelled with a 6, 4, and 2 year old who were highly entertained. However, when we finished one loop around the Gardens, which took about 20 minutes, the 4 year old wanted to go again! That was a good...More

3  Thank charlottemimi
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

It's in Port Orford, OR so not sure why it says Gold Beach on here. Our 3 year old loved it and we loved it because we loved watching the excitement in our son. It was about 3 blocks and takes about 20 minutes or...More

1  Thank lynsiewilliams
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

For what it was I'd charge 5 for kids and 10 for adults. It can be completed in about 20 min. It was clean and my son was into it for about 10 min then I lost him. I would, however, recommend this for grand...More

1  Thank Jacob L
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Prehistoric gardens is very small and you can get through it pretty quickly. My 3 year old granddaughter absolutely loved it. The very nice lady in the gift shop gave her a map and she reveled In finding the dinosaurs on it. There are information...More

1  Thank Joanie503
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Nancy L
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Response from Kiki M | Property representative |
Hello! Here are the Admissions; Adults — $12.00 Children (3 to 12 yrs) — $8.00 Seniors (60+ yrs) — $10.00 Littlefoots (2 and under) — FREE Thanks :)
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