There’s all kinds of neat places for families to visit these days. There’s Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Redwood Forest, Sea World, and the list goes on and on. While all of those places are great and all, they all seem kind of boring when it comes to seeing, well, dinosaurs. Yes, I know “real” dinosaurs have been extinct for a long time, but you can still see them if you know where to look. (And I’m not talking about fossils or displays in museums). There are places on this earth where you can still see dinosaurs living today. If you thought Jurassic Park was just a movie released in 1993, you are wrong. You might have to load the family on an airplane, but you can visit Jurassic Park. Except it’s not really called Jurassic Park – and it’s located in Australia.
Load Up The Kids And Go!
Don’t let the picture fool you into thinking that these dinosaurs are just stationary. No, they move around. A lot. And some of them also fly over your head. And they are huge. They get up to 72 feet long and 33 feet high. Of course all of the favorite dinosaurs are accounted for, including the T Rex and the Triceratops among some 160 other animatronic dinosaurs.
Just where can you find them? I’m glad you asked – they are located at the Palmersaurus Dinosaur Park at Australia’s Palmer Coolum Resort. The park was created by Clive Palmer, who obviously has a lot of money at his disposal seeing as he named a dinosaur after himself. You can visit the park’s official website here.
This is one family vacation that no one would ever forget – that’s for sure. So, if you’re ever in Australia, make sure you take a trip to a real life Jurassic Park – I don’t think you’ll regret it.
[Image via thenewdaily]