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Cabazon Dinosaurs Visiting Information
- 50770 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, CA 92230
- Monday – Friday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday, Holidays – 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m
- Entry price: (Could have Changed since this Post)
- Adults – $13 (13-54)
- Seniors/Military – $10 (55+)
- Child – $11 (3-12)
- Under 2 – FREE
- Time spent:
- 3 hours
- Fast Food Nearby, and an Ice Cream Truck on certain days
- Stroller/Wagon friendly:
Our Cabazon Dinosaurs Montage
We had a great time visiting the Cabazon Dinosaurs. When we first arrived, we didn’t know what to expect. So we headed towards the small groups of people taking pictures in the front of Mr. Rex. Walking around a bit, we were surprised to find the gift store located inside the giant brontosaurus named Dinny the Dinosaur. The shop was full of Dinosaur themed toys and signage. It definitely won points for being unique.
Inside the Park
From there, we headed towards Mr. Rex’s Dinosaur Adventure. After buying our tickets, we watched a quick 1 long video explaining what the park has to offer. From the video, we learned about the two hands-on activities the kids to take part in.
- Dino Dig – This is a giant sandpit where kids dig up rocks with Dinosaur names inscribed on them that can be turned in for a prize in the gift shop.
- Gemstone Panning – You can buy a $3 bag of dirt to sift through the water to uncover hidden gems.
Our oldest daughter loved digging for the named rocks in the Dino Dig. As for the panning activity, we didn’t buy a gemstone bag for the girls. Instead, we let our oldest sift through the remnants of someone else’s bag and told her, “like many prospectors of the past, a lot of people never found anything.” It was a valuable life lesson!
Afterward, we turned the rest of the walk into a dinosaur hunt. Reading the fun facts and checking out all the dinosaur models. At one point, our daughter noticed the dinosaur tracks in the concrete and spent the next 15 minutes trying to step on every track she could find. She had a blast.
Climbing Mr. Rex at the end of the trail was the highlight of the trip. Remembering the statue from my childhood, I was even excited about climbing it. After a handful of stairs, you get split out into the T Rex’s mouth. The questionable 70’s construction brings back the nostalgia of less regulated times as you peer out the dinosaurs’ teeth to the visitors below.
On the way out, we stopped in the gift shop to exchange the Dino Dig rocks and view all the motorized dinosaurs lining the inside of the gift shop. The shop had a lot of character with plenty of little eye-catching areas poke around in.
Lunch & Ice Cream before heading home
Not wanting to put the two kids back into the car to get food, we were thankful to be able to walk across the parking lot to the nearby Burger King. Los Victor’s Mexican Restaurant was another option and looked decent but fast and cheap won out.
After lunch, we ordered delicious dinosaur themed ice cream from the Sweet-O-Saur Icecream Truck. The high-quality ice cream was creamy, and the churro waffle was extremely satisfying.
3 hours after we initially parked the car, we piled back in for the drive home. Talking about how surprised we were with our visit to the Cabazon Dinosaurs.
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