Do you have a little dinosaur lover? These are the best places in the USA to visit with kids who loves everything dinosaurs from museums to state parks and more!

Dinosaur National Monument (Colorado & Utah)

Discover real dinosaur fossils in their natural setting with fossils embedded in rock walls, and visit the Quarry Exhibit Hall where there’s over 1500 fossils. Dinosaur National Monument covers over 210,000 and has 6 different campgrounds so there’s plenty for young dinosaur lovers to discover!

Standard Vehicle Pass is $25/car and is valid for seven consecutive days or free with America the Beautiful pass (pass is free if you have a fourth grader or a person with disabilities.)

For more information, please visit Dinosaur National Monument.

Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago, Illinois)

Home to “SUE,” the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever discovered, The Field Museum provides extensive exhibits on dinosaurs and the history of life on Earth.

Admission is $30 per adult, but discounts and offers are available. Illinois residents can reserve free tickets on Wednesdays with advance reservation.

For more information, please visit Field Museum.

American Museum of Natural History (New York City)

The American Museum of Natural History is home to one of the most extensive dinosaur fossil collections in the world. Famous for its Fossil Halls, featuring the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs and the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs.

Live in New York State, New Jersey or Connecticut? Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Otherwise admission is $28 per adult.

For more information, please visit American Museum of Natural History.

Dinosaur Valley State Park (Glen Rose, Texas)

Kids (and adults alike) can walk where dinosaurs once roamed and see actual dinosaur footprints! Enjoy scenic trails, a Dinosaur Trackway Exhibit, and much more!

(Keep in mind that dinosaur tracks are not always visible, so make sure to head to their website for the most update to date trail information.)

Adult admission is $8 per person. Children under 13 are free.

For more information, please visit Dinosaur Valley State Park.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)

Visit the #1 Children’s Museum in the USA, and you even see a dinosaur from the outside– kids will get a kick out of the gigantic dinosaur visiting! The Dinosphere exhibit is quite impressive and features interactive displays about dinosaurs!

Ticket prices vary depending on demand, but are roughly $30 per person.

For more information, please visit Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Dinosaur Ridge (Morrison, Colorado)

Enjoy a 1.5 mile tour on a paved trail where you can see dinosaur tracks and bone fossils. Also enjoy the exhibit hall to see even more dinosaur fossils.

Admission to both Dinosaur Ridge and Morrison Natural History Museum is $30 for adults ages 12 and up. Kids 2 and under are free.

For more information, please visit Dinosaur Ridge.

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum (Los Angeles, California)

Little dinosaur lovers that live near L.A. can visit this museum to see a glimpse of prehistoric life with fossil digs and interactive exhibits.

Adult admission is $18. Children under 2 are free. Head here to find out ways to visit the museum for free.

For more information, please visit La Brea Tar Pits.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atlanta, Georgia)

This natural history museum in Atlanta features life-sized dinosaur models and engaging educational programs.

Adult admission is $25.95. Children under 3 are free.

For more information, please visit Fernbank Museum.

T.Rex Cafe (Orlando, Florida)

This Dinosaur-themed restaurant located in Disney Springs is perfect for little dinosaur lovers! Kids can “dig for fossils” in a sandbox while they wait to be seated or after dinner is done. There is also a little “dinosaur show” every 10 minutes or so where dinosaurs come to life! The restaurant does go a little dark for a few minutes, so if your child hates the dark and loud noises, you may want to hold off until they are older.

If you join Landry’s Select Club, you can also skip the reservations and just show up and have a shorter wait time. The program is $25 to join, but you also receive a $25 welcome reward that ‘you can use on your first/next visit, as well as $25 birthday rewards annually + other perks and rewards.

For more information about T.Rex Cafe, please head here.

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