Five of the Best Places to See Dinosaurs in the U.S.

Dinosaurs are certainly one of the most impressive animals to have walked our earth, and even though they have been extinct for millions of years, the desire to learn more about these creatures is alive within young kids and adults alike.  Interestingly enough, there are plenty of places across the United States where visitors can experience the majestic power of dinosaurs, from skeletal remains to live re-enactments.  If you’re searching for a great place to see dinosaurs on your next road trip, the team at Duraflap drill-less mudflaps suggests that perhaps one of these destinations will be perfect for your family.

  1. The top spot on our chart goes to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.  All of the Smithsonian museums are paid for by taxpayer dollars, so there is no admission fee to take your entire family to any of their stunning exhibits.  In the main hall, you’ll be greeted by a life-size giant elephant, but walk just a little further, and you’ll be immersed in a zoo of skeletal dinosaurs on display.  Some of the fossils, like a T-Rex bone, are available for visitors to touch.  What kid wouldn’t think that’s pretty cool?
  2. There’s no question our second choice spot goes to Jurassic Park Discovery Center at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  Your family can try to escape from velociraptors on their thrilling VelociCoaster or take a few scholarly notes in their dinosaur exhibit hall.  There’s something for everyone to feel for what it would be like to live the experience portrayed in the famous movie.
  3. You may not think of dinosaurs in Chicago, but they are there.  Our third choice goes to the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.  The Field Museum is renowned for being one of the top natural history museums in the world, and you may recognize it as the home base for the main character in the movie, Indiana Jones.  Wear comfortable shoes because your family will be exploring nine acres of exhibits, including a close-up encounter with Sue, the largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton ever discovered.
  4. For some light-hearted fun, add Cabazon Dinosaurs in Cabazon, California, to your road trip itinerary.  Don’t recognize the name?  The park was featured in “Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure.”  You won’t need binoculars as you roam the realistic landscape to view more than 15 types of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures in their natural habitat.  At the end of the trail, kids can enjoy a movie about dinosaurs and participate in a mini fossil dig to look for dinosaur bones.
  5. Last but not least, we recommend making a pitstop at the iconic Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota.  You can’t escape billboards and bumper stickers advertising this legendary road trip destination.  Wall Drug itself is a kitschy outpost on a long stretch of highway about an hour away from Mount Rushmore.  Kids of all ages enjoy stretching their legs to see several fiberglass animals, but none is as famous as the 80-foot giant dinosaur on the property.

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