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Address: 11160 US 23 South, Ossineke, MI 49766
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+1 989-471-5477

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This is a classic tourist site! It's 81 years old. The dinosaurs were all very well maintained and painted nicely. The paths are easy to walk and the forest grounds well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We took our 2 year old grand son here for his birthday. a few of the exhibits were broken. The putt putt golf was challenging for the adults in our group.

Thank joseph l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I came here while on vacation. We absolutely loved it. There's a lot of detail, and it's very cool. This was def one of my daughter's favorite parts of our trip. We loved it. I would def recommend this. Admission is pretty inexpensive which is definitely a score

Thank rachaelNBrett
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a classic tourist site! It's 81 years old. The dinosaurs were all very well maintained and painted nicely. The paths are easy to walk and the forest grounds well maintained. Loved the history bits and old pictures. It might not look like much from the roadside, but surprisingly nice! Our kids loved it!

Thank SJAA1998
connie55ossineke, Owner at Dinosaur Gardens, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The girls loved walking around and posing with each of the dinosaurs. Great place to take your kids if they are into dinosaurs.

Thank Mś L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This place was great! We went to see it during a vacation in the area. We took the walking tour of the sculptures then we played a round of mini golf. The life size sculptures were fantastic, great photo ops. The mini golf was challenging at times. We had a great time at this place. I would recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Our children absolutely loved the dinosaurs and all there was to offer here. Seeing the great size of the giant animals was a learning experience for all!! Reading the facts about when the certain dinosaurs were around was nice.

Thank Shannon B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

My husband visited here when he was on vacation as a young boy. We decided to take our grandchildren here. More than fifty years later it is still a fun place to visit. The kids took pictures by all the dinosaur. It is a great road side attraction. W

Thank Jean R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! Fun for the kids. Awed by the ingenuity and forethought of an artist from over 50 years ago! Putt putt course was fun and more challenging than expected, although my daughter had more fun checking out the crayfish in the little stream running past the mini golf area. Snack prices reasonable.

Thank Momtoexchangestudent
Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Was here 50 years ago and glad to see some of the same stuff I remembered from back then is still standing and in good condition.This place is very cool and way under rated!

1 Thank Lori P
Senoia, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Our little girls loved the dinosaurs, which have been/are being restored. We took the guided carriage tour and had a fun time eating our popcorn and listening to our awesome guide. She provided a lot of information with a twist of humor! We will be back next time we are back to Michigan. We also enjoyed a lovely lunch at... More 

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