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Photos: Day Trip to Dinosaur Kingdom II

On your way home you can take the more scenic route and get on the Nelson County 151 Beer Trail.




Six years ago I experienced Dinosaur Kingdom II for the first time. With a friend in town that would appreciate the Kingdom we knew we had to head back. It’s an amazing creation that’s the brainchild/fever dream of Mark Cline. Dinosaurs attacking Union troops is all you really need to know. A new addition since the last time I went is the Bigfoot water gun battle. It was epic. What’s truly inspiring about this roadside attraction is the amount of detail, love and straight-up weirdness everywhere you look. This time I’ve focused on the “subtle” creations and actions. The massive dinosaurs you’ll have to see for yourself.

The park is located at Natural Bridge, a little over 2 hours away. The Kingdom is open 10am – 6pm daily through the summer and tickets are $18 for ages 13+ and $15 for ages 3-12

 It’s 1864. Them wacky Yankees is at it again! Tryin’ to use living dinosaurs as weapons of mass destruction against the South. But ole Dixie has more than a few tricks still left up her sleeve.

Experience a wooded, walking adventure of the wildest, weirdest, craziest dinosaur park the Washington Post has called Amazing! Brilliant! Hilarious!  This is definitely not your father’s dinosaur park!

Created by nationally known attraction builder and theme park designer, Mark Cline whose work has been featured on The Discovery, Travel and Smithsonian Channels as well as on FOX, TBS and BBC Networks. His creations are also used by TV, movie and Rock Stars!
Enter into a time tunnel and discover Stonewall Jackson battling a vicious spinosaurus! get surrounded by deadly meat eaters! See Abe Lincoln after he’s lassoed a pteranodon chewing up the Gettysburg address! witness a stegosaurus being milked!  If you like prehistoric creatures and civil war history, you’ll flip out over Dinosaur Kingdom II!

This is the owner/creator Mark Cline helping to take down Bigfoot. An amazingly nice guy.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.