December 01, 2010
Today, we took a great trip to Glen Rose, Texas’s very own Dinosaur World with our 18 month old twins, and Keagan, our 3 ½ year old. Dinosaur World is located inside the Dinosaur Valley State Park, an approximate 2 hour drive from Dallas. After the drive to our exciting destination, we rendezvoused with a group of friends who also hail from Dallas. The main attraction is a long walking trail with large life size replicas of over 100 dinosaurs made out of fiberglass. They are strikingly real and very impressively detailed, the kids loved it! The excited three year olds teamed in packs, screaming out different dinosaur names. “Look, Triceratops! Let’s go see the T-rex!” As a bonus, they had a wonderful playground, and a great picnic area to accommodate our group.
Even as an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed the park. It sparked my imagination and reminded me of my childhood; I don’t think I’ve ever seen these dinosaurs at such incredible sizes! The life-size Brachiosaurs were incredibly tall, seeing them in person is quite breathtaking.
The twins especially loved the tour of the park, they kept us busy chasing them back and forth across the trail. Keeping up with 18 month old twin boys is not always consistent, but it sure is a ball of fun!
Next time you’re looking for a great travel idea you don’t have to seek excitement across continents, you can look in your very own backyard!