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The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Expensive Place

We went to the Montville, CT location on a day that rained on and off. The Splashpad was closed as... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Belvidere, Illinois
via mobile
Great place to spend the day

The playground is great but mostly for 4 and up. Make sure to bring socks or you will need to buy... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
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  • Excellent46%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“splash pad”(80 reviews)
“bounce house”(12 reviews)
“dinosaur place”(45 reviews)
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...more
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1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1715
+1 860-443-4367
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I only wish this place was around when I was a kid....but going here makes me feel like a kid again so it is totally worth the trip. You can start with a relaxing and educational walk in the woods, to view the life size...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun, decent set up, but even for peak season it was way over priced. At a place like this, adults should cost less than kids. I also found some of the dinosaur information lacking in parts and some of the activities to be...More

2  Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited yesterday with our (2) children, 6 & 20 months. This place is beautiful! We started with the Dinosaur walk, searching for the dinosaurs! My only advise on this one, its a rock/mulch walk...wear sneakers! I wore flip flops! We then spent some time...More

2  Thank YankeesGirl80
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This was a truly wonderful day for my 9 and 7 year old grandchildren. We loved this place! We only did some of what was offered and look forward to going back again to do more. It was welcoming, clean, well staffed and FUN!

1  Thank Boeuf55
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The Dinosaur Place advertised it was now peak season, but the optional activities were closed. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed walking the nature path to see the dinosaurs. They are life size, but didn't scare my six year old grandson. We went...More

1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The price of admission should include more than just a glorified playground. The price is the same for ages 3-59? How can that possibly be ? And the price for food was outrageous and there was no kids menus. $7 for a plain cheeseburger? Cmon...More

Thank JPensea
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We went to the Montville, CT location on a day that rained on and off. The Splashpad was closed as well as all food areas. It would have been nice to have left the bathroom doors unlocked in the unopened food area. At $19.95 each...More

Thank vhale1955
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The playground is great but mostly for 4 and up. Make sure to bring socks or you will need to buy them at the store. The walking nature paths are very nice. I would however recommend sneakers or closed shoes for the kids as the...More

Thank mgwis
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place to see if you or your kids are into dinosaurs. Setup is good with many trails and life sized dinosaur statues sprinkled throughout the grounds. Only issue I had was with the Cafe located just outside the main entrance to the place....More

Thank Lenny L
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I love how the statues are in the woods! There is a volcano that goes off every hour and one dinosaur sprays water. Got through this in under two hours, but if it was hotter I would’ve joined the children in the splashpad and if...More

1  Thank kcampaiola1995
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31 July 2018|
Response from Joanne A | Reviewed this property |
It cost us $100 yesterday for a family of 4, so I would guess about $125.
Daniel E
28 June 2018|
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Response from vhale1955 | Reviewed this property |
6 to 12 years old is best, but adults and teenagers can enjoy if they are interested in dinosaurs.