Every time I watch one of the Jurassic Park movies I find myself wishing that I could actually visit a park like that, (minus the dinosaurs running around killing people). If you have ever wished the same thing, or have dinosaur-obsessed kids in your life, get ready for the next best thing coming to Illinois this October.

Jurassic Quest via Facebook, Canva
Jurassic Quest via Facebook, Canva

Jurassic Quest Is Coming to Illinois

Billed "The #1 Dinosaur Experience in North America", Jurassic Quest has over 80 "true to life size", animatronic dinosaurs that you can see, touch, and interact with!

Here are just a few of the fun things your family can do during your visit to Jurassic Quest:

  • Ride a dino
  • Dig for fossils
  • Walk with dinosaurs
  • Discover ancient sea creatures
  • Meet baby dinos
  • Make dino crafts

Jurassic Quest's Facebook describes the experience like this;

 guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs.

Before I tell you when and where you can experience Jurassic Quest in Illinois, let me answer a few questions I'm sure your kids will be asking;

Do they have a T-Rex? Yep!

Will any dinosaurs play with me? Absolutely!

Are there other cool ancient creatures to see other than dinosaurs? Of course!

When Is Jurassic Quest Coming to Illinois?

Now that I have your dinosaur-loving soul ready to roar, here are the dates and places Jurassic Quest will be visiting Illinois in October:

Jurassic Quest will also be at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois on November 4-6, 2022.

Will Jurassic Quest Visit Wisconsin Too?

If none of those Illinois dates will work for your family, (or you don't want to wait until October),  Jurassic Quest will also be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend, (September 16-18), and in Eau Claire, Wisconsin starting September 30.

For ticket info and a preview of the Jurassic fun ahead, visit jurassicquest.com.

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