A few weeks ago we got the chance to meet “Bagel” the T-Rex who has taken up residence at Stone Mountain Park as part of the new Dinosaur Explore Exhibit. While meeting a T-Rex for the first time can be a little scary, we have to say this guy was pretty sweet.
Dinosaur Explore is now open and will run throughout the 2017 season. The prehistoric creature collection features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects allowing them to move and roar just like their ancient ancestors. Families will find their favorites among them including the giant Tyrannosaurus Rex, often referred to as the king of the dinosaurs. Two gentle, plant-eating brachiosaurus will tower above guests over 20 feet tall and 33 feet long. The collection also includes the three-horned triceratops, a ferocious allosaurus, a winged pteranodon and many more scientifically accurate species.
Dinosaur Explore is only available on “Attractions Open” days, and is included in a daily Adventure Pass and an annual Mountain Membership. Make sure to check their calendar for dates and hours of operation prior to your visit.
In addition to the dinos this summer, Stone Mountain park is full of fun for the whole family! From the Summit Skyride, and the Camp Highland Outpost with it’s exciting outdoor challenges, including rock walls to climb, plus a low ropes course with multiple line bridges, to the spectacular Lasershow happening nightly through August 5th.
Make sure to put this on your list of things to do this summer, if you’re looking for a good day trip or weekend adventure just a short drive from Birmingham!