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Dinosaur Gardens

A Prehistoric Zoo Featuring Life Size Replicas of Dinosaurs

Come and see one man's life dream and accomplishment.  This dinosaur park was built from 1935 to 1970 by a man called Paul Domke.  The park itself is situated on 20 acres of mature forest, with a most unique trail leading you back in time...Time when the earth was ruled by dinosaurs. Stroll next to life size replicas of a number of dinosaurs as well as cave men and Ice Age animals. Some exhibits even provide a birds eye view with steps and entrance right into the replicas. Over 26 exhibits along the trail! Dinosaur gardens also features a self serve frozen yogurt bar, a mini golf course, snack bar and souvenir shop.  This is a property that has been featured in Life Magazine, multiple newspapers, on television, and in Hollywood travelogues.  You will thoroughly enjoy a stroll with the life size dinosaurs.

Available in Spring Available in Summer Available in Fall Public Restrooms Fee Required

11160 US 23 South
Ossineke, MI 49766
GPS Coordinates:
44.91679, -83.43863
Phone: 989-471-5477
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