Cave City, Kentucky
Telephone: (270) 773-4345
Talk about a Jurassic park. With more than 150 life-size dinosaur models creeping about and cavorting among the lush setting, a posted “Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome!” policy, and a picnic area that you can even have local pizza delivered to, Dinosaur World is a dog and kid’s dream come true. At the authentic fossil dig, kids can play paleontologist. A museum displays everything from dinosaur eggs to raptor claws, and the gift shop sells plenty of educational toys and books for your budding scientists to continue their adventures at home. The child-size triceratops hat will even fit a smaller dog, but don’t ask how I know that. Dinosaur World Kentucky is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The company also has a Florida location about an hour from Orlando and a brand-new park in Texas about an hour from Dallas/Fort Worth – both dog-friendly.