White Post, Virginia: Dinosaur LandClassic dinosaur park featuring over two dozen colorfully-painted, old-style brutes -- including a prehistoric crawl-in shark and a photo-op King Kong.
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Dinosaur Land is fun for all! A free book is provided with paid admission.[Betsie, 07/01/2012]
There are photo ops aplenty hidden back along the trails and among the trees...but no one should exit without sitting in King Kong's palm.
Admission to Dinosaur Land is $4 for kids, $5 for adults for spring 2012. Very cute/fun. Worth the stop. Creative![Brooke, 05/28/2012]
The thrill of Dinosaur Land has proven to be quite romantic. When I was a kid I loved the many creatures that "live" there, so as a young adult it was a no-brainer to bring my boyfriend back for the Dinosaur Land experience. As we ran around the park, there were many photo ops where Ben could save me from the brutal beasts. The park has an ageless effect on its visitors, where kids and adults become equals in the attempts to bring their newfound creatures to life. I have many fond memories there, but what will always stay with me is my time with King Kong. The ape of all apes was no match for us, but in the end we made a truce.
I would like to thank Dinosaur Land for bringing America a piece of '60s childhood wonder, that "children" of all generations can enjoy.[Joy, 08/19/2008]
Dinosaur Land - Squirrels
A couple times while I was walking through Dinosaur Land, I heard skittering noises above me and looked up to see a squirrel poking its head out of a dinosaur's jaws.
I suppose the squirrels there have figured out the defense mechanism of scaring off enemies by hiding inside what appears to be a fearsome predator.[Dean Jeffrey, 11/29/2007]
Dinosaurland - now called "Dinosaurland Inc." - has repainted all its animals (with variable results; for example, while the giant Octopus looks better than ever, the giant shark looks like it's been tagged by a street gang). By the way, when visiting Dinosaurland, be sure to visit Mr. B's BBQ, just north of Dinosaurland on 340.)[Willie Zaza, 04/30/2004]
- 3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy., White Post, VA
- I-81 exit 307, then east on Hwy 277 for five miles. Or I-66 exit 6, then north on US 340/522 for seven miles.
- Memorial-Labor Day, 9:30-6; off-season 9:30-5:30; closed Jan., Feb. (Call to verify)
- Adults $6, Under 11 $5
- RA Rates:
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