Fun & Weird
Now THIS is Worth a Roadtrip
I love history and I love good roadtrip kitsch. And I’ve been waiting for this place to re-open for 3 years!!!
Dinosaur Kingdom II in Natural Bridge, VA! Civil war reenactments…with dinosaurs! That’s right. What if dinosaurs had been alive at the time of the Civil War? 🙂
It was with high hopes and healthy amount of skepticism that I pulled into the Dinosaur Kingdom II parking lot on opening weekend with friends and family in tow. Massive thunderstorms had been forecast and it was drizzling, but rain wasn’t going to keep me away. Folks walking out proclaimed it was worth every penny, and they weren’t wrong.
A sign at the entrance explains why are the dinosaurs are there.
The entrance had a little bit of a funhouse feel, but once you hit the woods, the real entertainment starts.
I won’t share all the pictures so I don’t ruin the surprise if you choose to make it down there, but they’re worth seeing!
Good news! The owner of this leg survived…with a vengeance.
The highlight was meeting the creator Mark Cline, who was was willing to pose for a picture and explain the thinking behind some of the exhibits. Like needing to give the dinosaur behind us gatling guns since he lacked sharp teeth or claws. Brilliant!
And be sure to stop in the outhouse on your way out…
If you’re not into creative nonsense, this is probalby not for you. But if you do enjoy kitch, this is one of the best attractions I’ve been to. And if you make it before August 1, be sure to stop by Foamhenge half a mile down the road.
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