Calling All Dinosaur Lovers! Dinosaur Land is a Must See


If you have a dinosaur lover in your house, you have to add the Dinosaur Land roadside attraction to your upcoming plans. Find seven more places to experience dinosaurs and look for fossils below too! Dinosaur Land is so fun and is located at 3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy in White Post, VA.

Add Dinosaur Land to your roadside stop!

Dinosaur Land is a nostalgic roadside attraction that offers future paleontolgists the perfect retreat. No matter the age, Dinosaur Land is fun for the entire family. Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley since 1963, the vintage dinosaur park hasn’t changed much from its original inception. And that’s just fine. I hope to come back with grandkids one day and take the same photo of them as I did with my kids.

There are over 50 life-size, dinosaurs that are colorfully painted and two perfect photo opportunities. There’s one in a crawl-in prehistoric shark and my personal favorite, King Kong. You can sit in his hand and snap some creative pictures.

One of the fun photo opts at Dinosaur Land in White Post.

With three little boys in my household, I’ve taken them once a year. With a cheap ticket price ($6 ages 2-10 and $8 for 11 and up) it’s the perfect bang for your buck activity. Even better, there’s a gift shop. You can expect to find fun trinkets and various dinosaur novelty. We left with Dinosaur Land t-shirts (who wouldn’t want to represent this quirky spot!) and some fun toys that were played with the entire ride home.

The History of Dinosaur Land

You may be wondering, how did the dinosaurs get there? The roadside stop began as a gift shop called Rebel Korner and was changed to Dinosaur Land in 1967. A man who worked for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago created the dinosaur sculptures. The newer ones were created by Mark Cline, who has his own roadside attraction (Dinosaur Kingdom II and Foamhenge) near Natural Bridge, Virginia. It’s pretty amazing to think that Cline was inspired to create his own after a stop to Dinosaur Land as a kid. Who knows, maybe one of my boys will be doing the same! Maybe one of your kids, too!

Check out 7 More Places to Experience Dinosaurs:

  1.  Dig for dinosaur bones and teeth at Dinosaur Park in Prince George’s County.
    • 13100 Mid-Atlantic Boulevard, Laurel, MD
    • Free admission. The playground and garden is open daily. The public programs happen on the 1st & 3rd Saturday, June-Sept. from 10am-2pm and
      Oct-May from 12–4 pm.
  2. Visit the Triassic Gallery at The Museum of Culpepper History to learn about dinosaurs who roamed our area.
    • 113 S. Commerce St., Culpeper, VA
    • Open daily. Free for children and $5 for adults
  3. Experience Deep Time in The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
    • 1000 Madison Drive, NW, Washington, DC
    • Open daily and admission is free.
  4. See the dinosaur exhibit at the Maryland Science Center
    • 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
    • Open W-F from 10am-4pm and weekends from 10am-5pm. Admission varies.
  5. Dig for fossils at Purse Park at Nanjemoy Wildlife Management Area. Find more details!
    • 10200 Riverside Rd, Nanjemoy, MD
    • Open daily. Admission is $5 per vehicle plus $2 for non-residents.
  6. Dig for fossils at Calvert Cliffs too!
    • 10540 H G Trueman Rd, Lusby, MD
    • Open daily. Admission is $5 per vehicle plus $2 for non-residents.
  7. Immerse yourself in dinosaurs at Dinos Alive while they are in town.
    • 524 Rhode Island Ave NE, 20002
    • Open Wed-Sun and admission varies.

Does your child love dinosaurs? Share your favorite place to take them in the comments!


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