Do You Have A Dino-Loving Child? Add This To Your Summer Bucket List!


Do You Have A Dino-Loving Child? Add This To Your Summer Bucket List!My family and I recently visited Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky and my dino-loving four-year-old had the BEST time. The drive is 3 hours 26 min from Knoxville, Tennessee. While there isn’t much to do in Cave City other than Dinosaur World, you pass through a few cities such as Bowling Green and Glasgow. Dinosaur World is open daily 8:30AM to 5:00PM (CST) and it’s a ton of fun!

Upon arrival, we parked (they offer free parking) and entered through the gift shop, which is where we purchased our tickets (you can also purchase them online and in advance). As we exited the gift shop, there was a fun dinosaur themed playground with picnic tables. If you want to bring lunch, it’s a great place to eat. You will follow the sidewalk path where the fun begins.

You will see over 150 life-sized dinosaurs with a surprise around every corner. The prehistoric museum has collections of dinosaur claws and eggs, mammoth bones, and more! 

You can add on special activities such as the fossil dig and dino gem excavation, where you purchase a bag or bucket of minerals and gems or dinosaur bones and coprolite. You will take it to the mining sluice, and watch the water wash away the dirt to leave your finds. There is also a geode cracker where you will choose from four sizes of geodes. Everything is extremely affordable. The geode cracker ranges from $5.95 to $16.95. The fossil dig activity is $3 plus tax and the gem excavation prices vary from $11 – $39.50. 

Ticket prices are $17.95 per person plus tax. Seniors (60+) are $15.95 plus tax. Children (3-12) are $13.95 plus tax and children under two FREE. Plus, active duty military receive FREE admission with a valid active duty ID.

Parent expectations are important. This is a smaller park with a very affordable entrance fee. It only took us an hour to walk through the dinosaurs. We had to stop and take a picture with what felt like every single dinosaur that there was, but for a very imaginative four-year-old, this was “the best day ever.” He went back to school to tell all his friends about the cool dinos he saw.

Dinosaur World is a must-add to your summer bucket list!

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Kailey Ryan
Hi, my name is Kailey. I am a Registered Nurse turned high school Health Science Teacher. I am a proud wife and mom of 1. My sweet Brady (any football fans?) was born in August 2018. I am a Knoxville native and absolutely love the area. Where else can you drive to a beach, major city, or mountains in less than 6 hours? I married my husband in May 2017, we have known each other since he was 16. I love all things true crime, Disney, crafts, and Mexican food . If we aren't at work you will find us traveling or planning our next trip. We have a passion for traveling and our goal is to visit all 50 states. I do also work as a travel agent. I absolutely love planning vacations for families. I have been a travel agent since 2016. At the end of the day all we have left are memories, I make sure each and every family creates lasting memories. I'm most certainly not an expert on being a mom, but I hope to add some experiences and outlooks being a "millennial mom".


  1. Are the prices you listed correct? That seams like a big difference between regular tickets and senior tickets.


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