Dinosaur Gardens - Prehistoric Zoo
As you walk around the garden path you can only imagine what the property and surrounding area was like when the prehistoric sea covered the land while the glaciers retreated, and then when Mastadons roamed the land with the native Indians hunting them, and finally when lumberman were cutting the huge white pines and floating the logs down the Devil’s River to the saw mill on the Lake Huron Shore. All these thoughts plus the amazing story of Mr. Domke and his eccentric, life-long work to build his prehistoric zoo that tied Christ into the evolution of our world. You will find dinosaurs from multiple periods of time that range from over 200 million years ago to 34 million years ago. Animals are represented from all over the world as well from the US and Canada. We feel everyone who would like to make the ½ mile walk around the property would really appreciate the experience to see the animals for themselves and to imagine what it would have been like to be on earth during the time of the “Dinosaurs”.
This morning my three-year-old son, who adores dinosaurs, woke up and put on his stegosaurus shirt and his triceratops shoes in order to take a special trip to see the dinosaurs. We called this morning after checking the website to double check that Dinosaur Gardens would be open today, and they assured us that they would be until five. After traveling two and a half hours, we arrived at 3:30 to find a locked gate and a closed sign on the door, with no mention of special circumstance. My family is extremely disappointed that our plans for our special day off together were ruined. We tried calling the number provided online, which had a full mailbox, and tried calling the number on the banner outside of the building, to which there was no answer. I would not recommend that anybody travel a great distance to go through the same experience as we did.
My 14 year old son is in a wheelchair and it was fairly easy to push him along the dirt paths. The staff was super friendly and the kids had a great time. They did some sleucing and thought that was the coolest thing.
Mini golf is fun. Dinosaurs are cool. Makes for a nice family walk. The sleuce box was lots of fun for our kids.
Expensive roadside attraction. The dinosaurs were fun to see. We paid $28 for a family of four. $15 would have been more reasonable. Definitely not a destination but if you are in the area it is worth a stop. We walked around the entire place within 45 minutes.
Real cool place. Especially for photos. Enjoyed myself a lot, posing for funny photos and reading about the dinosaurs. Would go again.