Especially for a dinosaur loving 9-year old.
OK, technically the T-Rex was not alive but this is probably a good thing as you don’t want your face eaten off during a fun outing.
When I heard that Jurassic Quest was coming to Lexington, Kentucky, I knew that I had to get there with our grandson. We are the two dinosaur lovers in the family although both of my grown children were also raised to love these mighty beasts. They were honestly surprised as kids when others didn’t know the names of every single dinosaur.
Not only does our grandson know those names but he has far surpassed all of us and knows the names of dinosaurs I have never even heard of.
So, tickets were obtained, plans were made, and we headed to one of the best, and most kid-friendly events I have ever attended.
The first and best advice I have for you if you are planning to attend one of these events is to get there as early as humanly possible. Like, be there when they open the place. We were there a couple of hours after they opened and it immediately began to get crowded. Especially if you want to ride the dinosaurs – and of course you want to ride the dinosaurs – get there early. I suggest you walk back all the other exhibits, even though they are amazing and you will want to stop – and get in line for the dinosaur rides. You can always go back to the exhibits.
When we first entered the area, before we even went into Jurassic Quest, we heard the sounds of the dinosaurs roaring and calling.
It was like this.
We exchanged an excited glance and then tried not to glance through the doors, wanting the excitement of entering together and having the whole experience.
And it was an experience.
The lighting was dim and moody, the sounds of the dinosaurs was amazing, and the dinosaurs themselves were absolutely incredible. The size and scope of these creations was truly impressive and it was obvious a lot of time had been given to research how they probably looked and to place them in scenarios which depicted their lives. There were even scenes of dinosaurs that had been graphically killed. How cool is that?
Our grandson was absolutely enthralled at each and every dinosaur.
I knew Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaur Rex and Triceratops but…some of these other names? Not so much. He, however, knew them all.
He actually was not as excited about riding the dinosaurs as I was about him riding one but we managed to stand in line long enough to ride the T-Rex.
The dinosaur exhibits provided plenty to see, but there were tons of other activities for kids as well. There was face painting, crafts, bounce houses, dino babies, fossil digs, and even some little cars to drive around. The dino babies were quite realistic looking puppets, and all the kids loved them.
He loved the fossil dig and was surprisingly thrilled to dig up some bones in the sand.
We finished up a great day by driving around a little car.
And the, of course, we had to stroll around and check out the dinosaurs one more time. Because how often do you get to see dinosaurs?
Not that often really.
Full disclosure: Our experience was provided by Jurassic Quest , but as always, I will share my honest opinion about any travel experiences I have.Pin It