The Ultimate Dinosaur Travel Bucket List
Ready for a roaring good time? Even if you're not dino-obsessed, the following places around the world still promise adventure, fun, and some pretty awesome photos. If you're more into the geeky side of our prehistoric friends, we've got museums and interactive exhibits for hands-on learning. Only down for dinosaurs when they're related to Hollywood? Then you've got to check out the Jurassic Park attractions. Even if you just want something for the 'gram, there's something ahead for you, too. See seven places around the world for dinosaur fun.
Henn na Hotel in Tokyo, Japan
You've never been to anything like this robot dinosaur hotel before. Instead of people, the concierge is guarded by multi-lingual animatronics that help check you in and out and even store luggage for you. The dinosaur-themed hotel's name translates to "strange," and that's exactly what it is.
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Cabazon Dinosaur Museum in Palm Springs, California
If you've ever road-tripped to Palm Springs, you've most likley stopped or at least driven by the massive T-Rex and Apatosaurus casually standing roadside. The World's Biggest Dinosaurs Museum in Cabazon also features a dinosaur garden and robotic friends.
Kauloa Ranch in Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi
Kauloa is a private nature reserve where Jurassic Park was once filmed. Visitors can take a movie tour through the famous location that's also home to several other well-known movies and TV shows, or adventure out on ATVs.
Jurassic Land in Istanbul, Turkey
The 10,000-square-meter Jurassic Land is equal parts educational and entertaining. Expect to see fossils and model skeletons in addition to animatronic dinosaurs that seem a little too real for comfort. Think of it as a museum slash theme park with laser tag.
National Dinosaur Museum in Canberra, Australia
The country's largest collection of dinosaur fossils lies at Australia's National Dinosaur Museum. On top of a dinosaur sculpture and animatronics garden, you'll also find a fossil dig and dinosaur bones and footprints.
Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida
Universal Orlando is home to the iconic Jurassic Park River Adventure Ride that features a T. Rex and an 85-foot drop. Definitely expect to get wet on this one. While Universal Studios Hollywood also has the ride, it doesn't have the Jurassic Park Discovery Center like Orlando. The interactive center features a fun dinosaur egg nursery where you might be able to catch a baby Velociraptor hatching.
Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut
This is where the dinosaur-obsessed can really geek out. Dinosaur State Park is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Inside their geodome are footprints made by theropods 200 million years ago. The park also features an arboretum with two miles of forest, swamp, and other habitats.