The Dinosaur Trails & Caves

50+ Life-Sized Dinosaurs

The Dinosaur Trails

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Included with your admission to The Dinosaur Place, encounter over 50 life-sized dinosaurs spread among 1.5 miles of easy to walk nature trails. Encompassing 60-acres of pristine Southeastern Connecticut woodlands, this Jurassic-era exploration will deliver a fun-filled day of unplugged education, discovery, and adventure for the entire family. Encounter a life-like interactive animatronic Dilophosaurus at Cowl Cave. And check out our newest exhibit, Carnivore Cavern.

Take a family photo under the belly of the 40-foot tall Brachiosaurus, large enough to drive a car under! Hug the armored Euoplocephalus, a dinosaur covered with bony plates and spikes from head to toe, including armor on its eyelids! Discover the longest fingernails ever found on Earth with the claws of the Therizinosaurus, stretching more than 3 feet long!

Along your fun adventure, make sure to visit the “What am I?” touch and learn activities located throughout the trails. Reach in and compare the shapes, sizes, and textures of a variety of natural objects including dinosaur teeth, seashells, and more! 

If your curiosity gets the best of you, be sure to inspect the caves along the trails… you’ll be in for quite the SURPRISE!

When you hit Raptor Bay, a seven-acre man-made lake, you may feel the vibrations of the rumbling volcano, but don’t get too close… if the wind is just right, you may even get wet! The trail is home to a variety of wildlife creatures, so keep your eyes open and you may catch a glimpse of turtles sun-bathing on the rocks or an osprey soaring through the sky.

Finally, take a break in one of the many scenic picnic areas located along the trails. Spend some quality family time having lunch, an ice cream, or just enjoy the view!

November 2021