The Dinosaur Road Trip Prehistoric Adventure is now open at Union Station

Story and photos by Christina McDonough Hunt

An epic, coast-to-coast, family adventure awaits Kansas Citians at the Dinosaur Road Trip prehistoric adventure exhibit at Union Station.  

The Dinosaur Road Trip exhibition is an adventure through some of the most famous destinations in North America with the dinosaurs that once roamed there.   

The historic Route 66-inspired adventure begins in Seattle, WA, and continues south to California which features Grauman Chinese Theatre, the World’s Largest Donut and Hollywood Hills.  It then moves east to Las Vegas, where an allosaurus plays poker.  In St. Louis, visitors get a “selfie” opportunity with a supersaurus and her babies.  Venturing further east, explorers are greeted by a triceratops Elvis impersonator at Graceland, stegosauruses roaming the White House lawn, a dracorex climbing the “Rocky Steps” in Philadelphia, and a tyrannosaurus rex who has just destroyed Times Square.  

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Visitors learn about  off the beaten path attractions that are located throughout the U.S., such as the World’s Largest Beagle, the World’s Largest Janitor, America’s Largest Hat ‘n’ Boots, the World’s Largest Quarter, The Devil’s Crossroads [a trio of electric guitars based on the legend of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil], and so much more.  

The exhibit also features a Dino Lab where participants can sit and learn from live talks and demonstrations.   

The Dinosaur Road Trip prehistoric adventure is an experience for all ages and is open from July 3rd through January 6, 2021 at Union Station in the Bank of America Gallery.  Hours of operation are Wednesday – Sunday from 9am-5pm (last ticket is sold at 4pm).  Tickets may be purchased at unionstation.org/events/dinosaur-road-trip.