Henderson, Louisiana: Prehistoric Park

12 swampy acres shelter two dozen lifelike dinosaurs, some of which blink their eyes, breathe, and bellow. Opened in 2016 by the guy who owns the RV park next door.
1135 N. Barn Rd, Henderson, LA
I-10 exit 115. Drive north on Hwy 347 for a half-mile. Turn right onto N. Barn Rd. Follow it one mile to Prehistoric Park; entrance on the left.
W-Su 9-5 (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Adults $12.
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This attraction has a half-mile paved path with dinosaur sculptures stationed along the way. There are informative, but typo-riddled, signs at each spot with information about the different species. We went on a hot summer day and most of the path had some sort of shade from the trees, which made it bearable. There are loud dinosaur sounds broadcast on hidden speakers that seem to be taken directly from the Jurassic Park movies and which were just a little bit scary for our six-year-old who otherwise thought the whole experience was pretty great. At the end of the path you enter a large building; its anteroom has four very loud animatronic dinosaurs, and then double doors lead you to a large gift shop.

[Katie, 08/07/2019]

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