Fayetteville, NC – Dinosaur fanatics young and old will have plenty to enjoy when Dinosaur World opens at Sweet Valley Ranch on June 9th.   Once inside, guests will take a shuttle ride to the ¼-mile, woodsy and paved Dinosaur Trail. The trail has 25 animatronic dinosaurs (large and small), an abandoned research lab, observation booths and plenty of special effect props. “We take pride in not being one of those ‘parking lot dinosaur attractions’,” says Fred Surgeon, owner of Sweet Valley Ranch.  “We spared no details in taking guests back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.”  

For the price of admission, guests can also enjoy a prehistoric museum, a reptile house, a fossil dig, a Dinosaur Playland and walking the grounds to view the hundreds of animals on site.

On Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m., guests can take part in an Interactive Rescue Mission, which tasks participants with the mission of locating missing staff involved with the creation of Dinosaur World.  The Interactive Rescue Mission includes a nighttime Farm Tour and viewing of life-size lighted dinosaur displays.

For a small additional cost (on site) visitors can also take a farm tour, a twenty-minute go-kart trek nature trail tour, or fish at one of three stocked lakes. All fishing supplies are included.

Dinosaur World opens June 9th and closes August 8th and is open weekly from Wednesday through Sunday.   It opens at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets range from $16 to $39 for adults and $8 to $19 for children from 3 through 12.  Ticket information.  

For more information, visit Sweet Valley Ranch website or call Fred Surgeon at 910-689-0539.

About the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB):

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.