The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art: Photo Tour

Tyrannosaurus Rex at The Dinosaur Place in Connecticut

Kim Knox Beckius

Connecticut Attraction Features Large as Life Dinosaurs

Read my review of The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art in Oakdale, Connecticut, and you'll understand that while kids love the place, it gives parents an acute case of sticker shock. Still, once you get past shelling out $79.96 for a family of four to walk the Dino Trails in the summer months (as of 2013), you will definitely find the experience engaging and memorable.

In these photos, I'll show you the variety of indoor and outdoor activities families can enjoy at The Dinosaur Place. The highlight is, of course, meeting life-sized dinosaurs face-to-face... or, in many cases... face to scaly tree-trunk of a leg. These dinosaur sculptures have been crafted with fascinating attention to detail, and signage throughout the park-like 50 acres of walking trails and water features provides fascinating insight into these extinct giants. If you're on a budget, the Dino Trails are the complex's one must-see, particularly if your household includes little dinosaur fans.

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

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An Evolving Attraction

Nature's Art
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

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The Coolest Shop in Connecticut

Nature's Art Coolest Shop in Connecticut - Triceratops Skeleton and Dinosaur Fossils
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

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Jackpot Mine

Dinosaur Place CT Indoor Activities - Kids Can Mine for Crystals Inside Jackpot Mine
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

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Identifying Gems and Stones

Identifying Gems and Stones at Nature's Art
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

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The Bone Zone

The Dinosaur Place Bone Zone
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • The 10 Most Influential Paleontologists
  • How Paleontologists Choose Dinosaur Names
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Pan for Gold

Pan for Gold at Thunder Creek at The Dinosaur Place in Connecticut - Indoor Fun for Kids CT
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

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Dinosaur Maze

Dinosaur Maze at The Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

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The Main Attraction

Brachiosaurus at The Dinosaur Place - Life-Sized Dinosaur Models are Main Attraction
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

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Follow the Dino Trails

Dinosaur Place CT Dino Trails
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

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That's One Big Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus Picture The Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com

  • 10 Facts About Brachiosaurus
  • Brachiosaurus Pictures
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Sizing Up Dinosaurs

Big Dinosaurs at The Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

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They Weren't All Giants

Dinosaurs Were Not All Giants - Photo The Dinosaur Place Oakdale Connecticut
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

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Dilophosaurus

Dilophosaurus Picture - Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • About Dilophosaurus
  • 10 Facts About Dilophosaurus
  • Dilophosaurus Pictures
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Coelophysis in Motion

Coelophysis in Motion - The Dinosaur Place in Connecticut
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • About Coelophysis
  • 10 Facts About Coelophysis
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An Eruption That Fizzled

Volcano at Dinosaur Place Dino Trails in Connecticut - Photo
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

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How Do You Say Suchomimus?

Suchomimus Dinosaur Picture - The Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • About Suchomimus
  • Suchomimus Pictures
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The Largest Raptor

Utahraptor - The Largest Raptor
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • 10 Facts About Utahraptor
  • Utahraptor Pictures
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Mysterious Agustinia

Agustinia Dinosaur Picture - The Dinosaur Place CT
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • About Agustinia
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Scary Euoplocephalus

Euoplocephalus Dinosaur Picture - The Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • About Euoplocephalus
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Not Too Intimidating

Connecticut Attraction for Kids - The Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

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Singular Styracosaurus

Styracosaurus Picture - The Dinosaur Place in CT
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • About Styracosaurus
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Mama Parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus Mother with Eggs - The Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • 10 Facts About Parasaurolophus
  • Parasaurolophus Pictures
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Before Dinosaurs

Dimetrodon Picture - The Dinosaur Place
© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art is a one-of-a-kind family attraction in southeastern Connecticut, where kids enjoy hands-on fun and dinosaur encounters.

From Dinosaurs @ About.com:

  • About Dimetrodon
  • Dimetrodon Pictures
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