Wander among life-size reproductions of more than 100 prehistoric creatures from the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods in this 5-acre fantasyland playground. The smallest is about the size of a turkey and the enormous tyrannosaurus rex is 30 feet high, 49 feet long, and weighs about 7 tons. Other cold blooded friends include a 33-foot-long parasaurdophus (a duck-billed dinosaur), a triceratops, and a winged lizard, or pteranodon. There's even a replica of a 65-million-year-old volcano. Also on-site is the Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Museum, with exciting hands-on exhibits of the latest dinosaur finds from Utah and around the world. It includes a sand pit where budding paleontologists can excavate real dinosaur bones. Other activities include gold-panning (fool's gold), hunting for gems in a cave (real gems), and laser shows on weekend afternoons. Allow 2 hours.
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