Natural Bridge, Virginia: Dinosaur Kingdom II

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Address:
5781 S. Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA
Directions:
I-81 exit 180 or 180A. Drive south on US Hwy 11/Lee Hwy for a little over two miles. Entrance on the left, across the road from Natural Bridge Zoo.
Hours:
Summer daily 10-6, May and Fall Sa-Su, call to confirm.. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
540-464-2253
Admission:
Adults $12.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Dinosaur Kingdom II.

Dinosaur Kingdom II

It's Yankees vs. dinosaurs in this alternate history view of the Civil War. The South wins! Another crazy attraction from Mark Cline, builder of Foamhenge. Opened July 2016.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/30/2016]

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Dinosaur Kingdom II

This is truly a feat of man and worth even a large detour to see. You have the Civil War, dinosaurs, mythological beasts, monsters, blobs, and an epic water gun fight with Bigfoot. Tack on an old west town, trails, AR and a maze, and you still can't imagine how awesome this is. Do it!

[Kat, 06/11/2021]

King Kong.

Wizard and Dragon

The (former Foamhenge) wizard and a guitar-strumming dragon statue are at Dinosaur Kingdom II, with King Kong. King Kong is not crushing an airplane any more. I'm not sure what he's holding.

[Kathleen, 04/11/2021]

These statues were formerly at Mark Cline's Enchanted Castle Studio. He likes to move his artworks around, so they may not be here for long.

Dinosaur Kingdom II

Awesomely weird! I guess I slept through history in high school, because I don't remember dinosaurs being involved with the Civil War. There are a few QR codes placed along the trail in the park and when you scan one, an Oscar-worthy YouTube video pops up. There are also interactive exhibits at the beginning and a 10 minutes documentary about the dinosaurs involvement in the war. [Geoff Gingerich, 07/08/2018]

Dinosaur Kingdom II.

Dinosaur Kingdom

Natural Bridge has been a less terrifying place since 2012, when a fire destroyed the Haunted Monster Museum and closed the adjacent Dinosaur Kingdom -- a one-of-a-kind attraction where Confederate dinosaurs attacked Civil War Yankees. Despite the fire, all of the dinosaurs were saved by their creator, Mark Cline, and he's just announced that he hopes to open "Dinosaur Kingdom II" in June 2016.

Mark told us that the Confederates/dinosaurs theme will be expanded in the new attraction. "The Confederates will be 'borrowing' animals from Natural Bridge Zoo to combat the Yankees on dinosaurs," he explained. "An epic battle scene at the end will pit elephants, buffalo, and rhinos against horned dinos! I'm even throwing Stonewall Jackson into it. What a glorious mess it will be!"

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/21/2015]

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In the region:
Optimus Prime, Roanoke, VA - 36 mi.

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