You probably know all about the world-famous theme parks in Central Florida, but on your next visit, why not explore a classic family attraction as well?
Plant City’s Dinosaur World, only a 20-minute drive from Tampa, is a great attraction where you can learn all about these incredible creatures in an interactive, family-friendly environment. The mystery of dinosaurs captivates everyone, and a visit to Dinosaur World is a perfect opportunity to be both entertained and educated. The 20-acre outdoor museum features more than 200 life-size dinosaur replicas – and that’s just the beginning of what you can discover there.
After exploring the outdoor park and partaking in the unique photo opportunities on the grounds, make your way to the indoor exhibits. At the Dino Gem Mine, families can search for hidden treasures like raw gemstones and arrowheads. Children are especially delighted by their unique discoveries! The fossil dig is also lots of fun. You can sift through sand and find shark’s teeth and some ammonites, a fossil of a prehistoric squid-like creature that lived inside a coil-shaped shell. As an added bonus, you are welcome to take your finds home as a souvenir.
A crowd favourite part of visiting Dinosaur World is the fantastic display of animatronic dinosaurs. They are housed indoors with sound effects and lighting. You can walk through and see the different dinosaurs move with lifelike eeriness. These dinosaurs seem very real.
Dinosaur World is a perfect adventure for families seeking lots of fresh air and interactive education. While the kids play and run about, they won’t even realize how much they are learning!