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Last weekend we decided to head to Connecticut for a surprise dinosaur adventure for A.

The two-hour drive to Connecticut seemed so long but it was well worth it. If you remember last December I posted about the best place for dinosaur lovers. The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village was the best for both parents (Dino lovers) and children.

We decided to stay at the Fairfield Inn near Mohegan Sun in Uncansville because it was super affordable and only 20 minutes from the attraction.

It was beyond the cutest place we’ve been to yet. Last Summer we went to Tag Edaville and the Dinosaur expo here in Boston. Plus you get in your exercise in. They had over  1.5 miles of dinosaur trails which went uphill and downhill. If you’re a mama to be I would suggest to take mini breaks and water in case you need it.  They have a huge playground,bouncy house, maze, splash pad and even an erupting volcano. We went on a perfect day. It was about 80 degrees and thankfully not raining but the sun was barely shining.


One thing we didn’t do was dress A with socks. With a couple of attractions you had to have socks so you can purchase T-Rex ones for $2 ones if not.

Since it’s the Summer we’re considered peak season so there is a price difference.

Copyright: http://naturesartvillage.com/the-dinosaur-place/pricing/

Off Season Pricing

April 1 – May 12 & Oct. 1 – Nov. 26

Ages 2-59: $16.99 plus tax

Ages 60+: $14.99 plus tax

Children under 2 are always free!

In Season Pricing
May 13 – June 16 & Sept. 5 – Sept 30

Ages 2-59: $19.99 plus tax

Ages 60+: $16.99 plus tax

Children under 2 are always free!
Peak Season Pricing

June 17 – Sept. 4

Ages 2-59: $23.99 plus tax

Ages 60+: $20.99 plus tax

Children under 2 are always free!
They have other add one which we didn’t opt for. He was quite content and spent most of the day looking at most of the dinosaurs anyways we barely had time for much anything else.


We all had matching tees which you can get HERE. Everyone thought they were the cutest. I still am on the troll to find A one. I found these in the men section at Target. I would size up. I chose a Medium in case they shrink since Target tops normally shrinks.


    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:30 PM

      Haha yes

  1. July 3, 2017 / 12:48 PM

    I’ve been meaning to visit Connecticut soon. Thanks for a good idea of what to do if we head that way!

    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:30 PM

      Omg yes. I know your mostly travel focused so you would love it.

  2. July 3, 2017 / 1:44 PM

    Oh, wow !I am huge fan of dinosaurs! I would love to go there with my husband and son to explore! 🙂
    Awesome photos!

    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:28 PM

      They would love it then. The best place we’ve been yet.

  3. July 3, 2017 / 1:54 PM

    I love seeing your adventures unfold on the blog! Keep being awesome and giving me these ideas for places to travel outside of SC!

    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:27 PM

      Thanks so much. Your so sweet. I’m so glad you love them. ?

  4. July 3, 2017 / 2:24 PM

    I will visit this when I travel to the U.S.

    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:29 PM

      Oh yes you need to.

  5. July 3, 2017 / 3:52 PM

    Wow, this place looks like a lot of fun. I am sure my two boys would have a blast. We just went to a dinosaur exhibit earlier in the summer and they didn’t want to leave!

    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:29 PM

      Omg yes they would love it here. They had some indoor activities as well but we spent most of the day doing the outdoor ones.

    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:28 PM

      Omg and we didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg. I was just browsing Target one day of course lol and they spotted my eye haha.

  6. July 3, 2017 / 5:53 PM

    This place looks awesome! I had no idea about it and I’m sure the kids would absolutely love it! Love your matching Jurassic Park shirts too – cute!

    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:31 PM

      Haha yes everyone was like great tees. ??

  7. robin rue
    July 3, 2017 / 6:42 PM

    That is awesome that you guys liked it so much. We had a BLAST when we went there and it is totally worth the drive!!

    • Jalisa
      July 3, 2017 / 8:31 PM

      Omg yes. He didn’t want to leave.

  8. July 3, 2017 / 8:49 PM

    This is awesome! I love that there’s a Dinosaur Place in CT! It’s definitely a great place to take the kids to and I’m sure they’re going to have loads of fun there! Can I just say that your tees are awesome!

  9. July 3, 2017 / 9:25 PM

    This looks like an amazing place to go to. I’m sure my kids would love it too. It looks neat.

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:47 PM

      I’m sure your kids will love it.

  10. July 3, 2017 / 9:45 PM

    That looks like a great place to go and all kids love dinosaurs. I am all for combining exercise with touring so I will try to get to this park.

  11. July 3, 2017 / 9:47 PM

    I definitely want to check this place out. I grew up in RI which is not too far way! It looks like you had a great time.

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:47 PM

      Omg yes you need to.

  12. July 4, 2017 / 4:39 AM

    Wow this place looks amazing, your photos are fab. My Witches are mad on Dinosaurs and would love to go!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. July 4, 2017 / 9:08 AM

    My nephew Archie is nuts about dinosaurs! I got him a pair of PJs with Archiesaurus written on them. He’d love this place.

  14. July 4, 2017 / 9:37 AM

    Oh my god how awesome is Connecticut, the only time I had thought of it was because of the horror movie set there but dinosaurs too? That is freaking cool, I am fascinated by dinosaurs! x

  15. July 4, 2017 / 10:23 AM

    Who doesn’t love dinosaurs and dinosaur trials?! Looks like a great gem you found x

  16. July 4, 2017 / 11:49 AM

    I have the same awesome shirt! The kids are crazy about dinosaurs and although we live in Colorado, we sometimes visit family in NYC. It would be nice to take them to CT and just see this dinosaur park! SO COOL!

  17. Erica
    July 4, 2017 / 2:52 PM

    That’s so funny. My husband got a Jurassic Park t-shirt at Target earlier this year and he wears it all the time. He is very full grown, but he still loves dinosaur stuff like he was a kid. He even taught at the Natural History Museum for a couple of years. Needless to say, this looks like a great time for anyone who loves dinosaurs.

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:46 PM

      There’s always that one thing you never outgrow lol. I’m sure that will be my son.

  18. RM
    July 4, 2017 / 4:03 PM

    What a fun adventure!!! My son would love this!!!!

  19. Jessica Joachim
    July 4, 2017 / 4:17 PM

    First, I love the shirts! Like I need one now lol. It looks like y’all had so much fun too! I know my daughter loves dinosaurs so something like this would be awesome.

  20. July 4, 2017 / 8:20 PM

    we kinda love dinosaurs, digging that past out with kids is so much of fun to have! Great photos.

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:45 PM

      Haha thanks.

  21. July 4, 2017 / 9:27 PM

    Such a cute spot and love the shirt!! That was my favorite movie growing up, and I adore the sequels they are making with Chris Pratt!

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:45 PM

      Haha thanks. My four year oddly liked the Jurassic World.

  22. terristeffes
    July 5, 2017 / 1:08 AM

    How fun! My nephews would give their right arm to go here! Thanks for sharing!

  23. July 5, 2017 / 11:19 AM

    Oh my goodness! This looks so fun! My hubby and little one would both love this. I feel a road trip coming on!

  24. cvnxena
    July 5, 2017 / 11:33 AM

    ooo this looks like so much fun! I wish we had one of these over here, can’t beat the dinosaurs

  25. July 5, 2017 / 12:03 PM

    How fun! I have 4 boys, and 3 out of the those 4 are Dino obsessed. This would be so much fun to do! – Jeanine

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:44 PM

      Yes definitely. My son is dino obsessed and he loved it.

  26. July 5, 2017 / 2:14 PM

    Oh how fun is this place?!?!? It’s not that far from us either. I will need to make a road trip soon!

  27. July 5, 2017 / 4:04 PM

    looks like fun not only for kids but also for adults!

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:43 PM

      Omg yes. We had the best time.

  28. July 5, 2017 / 5:29 PM

    This sounds like a fun family day out! Gotta love visiting the dinosaurs 🙂

  29. July 5, 2017 / 9:17 PM

    The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village looks like a fun place to visit with the kids. I wish my kids were still little.

  30. Courtney
    July 6, 2017 / 12:39 AM

    Omg what a fun place!!! My daughter just loves dinosaurs. She would love to visit one day!

    • Jalisa
      July 6, 2017 / 1:39 PM

      Oh my gosh yes. This place has topped every place we’ve been through so far.

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:42 PM

      It definitely was.

  31. July 6, 2017 / 11:52 PM

    This looks awesome! My little guy would love it!

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:42 PM

      It really was the best.

  32. July 7, 2017 / 11:31 AM

    WHAT! I had no idea this even existed! I would love to take my hubby here! I think my oldest would love it too! He loves dinosaurs and would have fun!

    • Jalisa
      July 13, 2017 / 2:41 PM

      Omg yes. It was the coolest place.

  33. July 8, 2017 / 6:59 PM

    This sounds like an amazing place to visit. never been to CT, but now I know where to go!

  34. July 10, 2017 / 9:16 AM

    I had no idea about this place! If I ever visit CT, I would definitely want to check this out. My kids love dinosaurs!

    • Jalisa
      July 10, 2017 / 6:30 PM

      Omg you need to visit. We loved it there.

  35. November 16, 2017 / 2:55 AM

    This place looks amazing!!! I want to visit

    • Jalisa
      November 26, 2017 / 3:30 PM

      It was so much fun.

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