Driving along I-65 S through Kentucky, it’s hard to miss the giant fiberglass dinosaur sitting atop a small hill at Exit 53. He invites the adventurous driver and family to exit at Cave City, KY and visit Dinosaur World. Reminiscent of the almost bygone roadside attractions, this is a delight to find along the modern interstate.
Opened in June 2003, this location is one of three in the United States. Glen Rose, TX and Plant City, FL boast the other two, all owned by the same individual, Swedish businessman Christer Svensson. The main attraction here is the Dinosaur Walk where one will find over 150 life size dinosaurs nestled among trees and other natural vegetation.
(pictured right, Mr. Young)
Signs are posted with dinosaur descriptions and facts. Be sure to walk up the hill beyond the Mammoth Display to have your picture taken with Photosaurus. Other onsite attractions include a fossil dig, boneyard, indoor museum, movie cave, picnic area, playground and gift shop. The gift shop offers everything from a 50 cent plastic dinosaur to an authentic dinosaur egg nest for $3600. Yes, they have sold several, mainly to companies seeking to decorate their offices with that most unusual item.