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U.S. Attractions for Dinosaur Lovers

Take a trip to Fruita, Colorado, and you may want to stop by the Dinosaur Journey along the way ”“ a perfect site for dinosaur lovers. In this article, you will also encounter two other fascinating places to visit if you are interested in dinos and prehistoric creatures.

Dinosaur Journey ”“ Colorado

It is here that visitors are treated to a hands-on, interactive museum that highlights information on some of your favorite inhabitants of the prehistoric world. The dinosaurs at this attraction are robotic with Dilophosaurus, Utahraptor, T-Rex and other creatures coming to life. Real bones of prehistoric giants are on display, as well as cast skeletons of Camarasaurus, Camptosaurus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus and the Mymoorapelta.

Another highlight of the museum is the large skull of a Triceratops that was revealed in October 2011, which is believed to be one of the largest specimens of its kind ever found. This dinosaur experience is found at the Museum of Western Colorado. It is located at the appropriately named destination of 550 Jurassic Court in Fruita, Colorado.

Peabody Museum of Natural History ”“ Connecticut

In New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, visitors who check out the Peabody Museum of Natural History will find many different dinosaur exhibits to enjoy in the field of dinosaurs. O.C. Marsh was the first professor of paleontology in North America, and later became the first director of the Peabody Museum after urging his uncle (philanthropist George Peabody) to donate towards the creation of the site. The museum was founded in 1866 and grew in size ”“ thanks to the efforts of Marsh, who gathered many items for their collection.

Some of the most famous finds in the world of dinosaur hunting have found a home at the Peabody Museum, including dinosaurs that Marsh has played a role in naming, such as the Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Brontosaurus. Another standout at the museum is the murals of Rudolph F. Zallinger, which are titled, The Age of Mammals and The Age of Reptiles.

Thanksgiving Point ”“ Utah

A trip to Lehi, Utah is not complete for a dinosaur lover if you don’t stop by Thanksgiving Point, which offers visitors a chance to come close to a Brachiosaurus or the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex. Here, you may enjoy an assortment of exhibits, watch an entertaining movie, or participate in a paleontology class. This is a chance for children to spend the night at one of the largest dinosaur museums in the world in a program titled “A Night with Rex.”

Thanksgiving Point is home to the largest collection of permanent dinosaur remains and exhibits. The museum has more than 120 skeletons, 63 interactive exhibits, and hundreds of smaller fossil remains on the premises. Some of the exhibits that you can look forward to viewing, includes:

·    Specimens that date back to the Precambrian to the late Triassic period in the first hall.
·    The second hall offers Jurassic period creatures with two huge skeletons of the Supersaurus (one of the longest dinosaurs) and Brachiosaurus (one of the tallest animals that lived on land in regards to geologic history)

·    Some of the most popular dinosaurs are found in the third hall, such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, and the pterosaur called the Pteranodon.