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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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Not for all ages

The park is small but very clean. Great place to bring little ones who love dinosaurs or if they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kimberly M
Fun for all

We spent the day with our 3 year old niece and 2 year old nephew. They have a lot of fun things to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Hartford, Connecticut
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Fun Family Activities Encounter over 40 life-sized dinosaurs on our 1.5 miles of Dinosaur Trails in our unique dinosaur park, monkey around at Monty's Playground, get lost in our A"Maze"asaurus, and cool off at the Splashpad (New England's largest zero-depth water playground)! If you get hungry, fill up at Monty's Munchies or grab a sweet treat at the Ice Cream Shop. Whether it is an outing with the family, or your child's birthday there are fun family activities for every age.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1715
+1 860-443-4367
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The park is small but very clean. Great place to bring little ones who love dinosaurs or if they are under the age of seven. Admission is very pricey (104.00 for four people) and we were done in just under an hour. All activities are...More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day with our 3 year old niece and 2 year old nephew. They have a lot of fun things to do for the little ones and adults. The crystal shop is gorgeous and the antique store has a lot of cool finds....More

Thank riamh_briste
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited over a year to come to dinosaur place, and we were sad to find out the place is geared for toddlers. Admission for 2 kids (ages 6&8) and 2 adults was $104. That's just to walk trails lined with dinosaur statues, allow kids...More

Thank suburbanfolk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place for pre schoolers. There are lots of dino statues and a playground. The price is a bit steep for the actual attractions but, if your little one likes dinosaurs, it is fairly quiet. When we visited it closed at 2...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome! We came with our grandson who is six and he LOVED all of tje different things to do especially tje Splash Pad and Monty's Playground. Tje staff was very pleasant and the food both at Monty's Munchies and in the shops was practical...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family found this gem by accident and would visit again in a heartbeat. Something for everyone including beautiful walking trails, larger than life statutes of dinosaurs, and interactive stations throughout to keep visitors engaged.

Thank goperroo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hesitated when we saw the steep admission ($23.95 in peak season for adults and kids) but this was worth every penny of it! There are three wooded trails with life size dinosaur statues accompanied by signs along the way. Streams, ponds, swampy areas add...More

Thank RoyM1336
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We went today for the first time. It was an hour away from us but the place was so worth the drive. To begin with, fathers were free today. So 25 dollars saved. They have so much to do. Water splash zone. Bouncy cages and...More

1  Thank Anuj B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had the most wonderful experience with our children at the Dinosaur Place. The prices are reasonable- from admission to the gift shop. The staff are friendly and helpful. The entire park is immaculate. There is about 1.5 miles of walking to encounter of 30!!...More

1  Thank Meredith S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I don’t think words can properly express my anger and disappointment with this facility but I will try. My husband and I wanted to go to the Dinosaur Place with our 3.5 year old daughter because she was super excited to see some dinosaurs and...More

5  Thank weezer364
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Suzanne G
6 March 2017|
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
Calla M
27 December 2016|
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
11 September 2015|
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