It’s road trip time! Pack the car and your little dino-fanatics and hit the road to one (or all) of these amazing destinations that have paleontology written all over them. From dino battles to a kitchy forest, click through the gallery to find the country’s best spots to hear your littles rawwr with joy.

Dinosaur Park–Rapid City, SD

Paying homage to the state's paleontological history since its opening in 1936, Dinosaur Park in Rapid City is a must if you are in the area (and we think well worth the trip just to see it!) The public (and free) space boasts life-size concrete dinosaur figures kids can climb, and the killer 360-degree view, of the Badlands to the prairie and beyond, is worth the uphill trek you have to make in order to reach the park.

Good to know: The popular tourist attraction is only a short drive out from the gorgeous Black Hills and about 30 minutes from Mt. Rushmore.


photo courtesy South Dakota Department of Tourism

Which place would you pick to visit with your dino fans? Share with us in a comment below!

—Gabby Cullen & Amber Guetebier