PLANT CITY, FL (WFLA) – Thanks to Hollywood’s latest hit, dinosaurs are all the rage this summer, and there’s a great local getaway that will take you ‘back in time’ and won’t break the bank: Dinosaur World in Plant City.
Many have seen the big T-Rex just off I-4. Inside the park, you’ll find even more surrounded by lush landscaping as you walk through the park’s exhibits via elevated boardwalks. Whether you’re looking up or down, you’re sure to see dinosaur replicas, complete with educational information for young and old visitors.The little ones can have an activity-packed day as they dig up dinosaur bones, or search for gems in the ‘mine.”It’s something neat to get out of the house cause it’s close to home, easy to get to and the kids have access to everything..not waiting in lines here is good,” said area mom Angela Robens.
There are some serious finds at Dinosaur World. The indoor museum section has real fossils and other artifacts of the extinct giants. Also in the museum, animatronics bring dinosaurs to life. While activities such as the gem mining aren’t included in the base admission price, the top tier admission includes all activities and will cost a family of four (2 kids, 2 adults) a total of $83.40.
Park representative Angelica Roque says families are encouraged to save by bringing their own lunch and snacks.
“We do encourage them to bring in their own picnic style lunch. We have picnic tables throughout where they can sit, enjoy the scene and enjoy their lunch,” said Roque.
All summer long, watch News Channel 8 Today (M-F 4:30-7AM) to discover Great Summer Getaways that a family of four can enjoy for $108 or less.