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Dino Safari, a Local’s Review

If you haven’t heard, Dino Safari has made it’s way to Las Vegas as a permanent exhibit at the Horseshoe Hotel & Casino, formerly Bally’s! We were graciously hosted by Dino Safari to check out this attraction, however, all opinions below are our own – so without further ado, here’s our review of the experience.

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure

In this walk-through adventure, visitors will meet and interact with more than 30 dinosaurs. The thrilling adventure will feature captivating virtual reality technology, spectacular installations and interactive activities for children of all ages.


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Location

Horseshoe Hotel and Casino
3645 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dino Safari is located at the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino, formerly Bally’s. If you are a local, you can score free self-parking for the first three hours as long as you have a Nevada ID in the parking garage which is a combined parking garage for Paris Hotel and Horseshoe Hotel.

The parking garage is NOT located at the front entrance of the hotel, so when inputting it into your GPS make sure you map to the Paris / Horseshoe parking garage.

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Hours

10am – 8pm, Daily

Guests may arrive at any time on the date selected; however, entry into the exhibition may be delayed during busy periods to allow for the best experience for all attendees. Last admission is at 7pm.

Cost

You can purchase tickets for Dino Safari here.

Buy your tickets from Groupon here

  • $23/Adult (Age 13+)
  • $20/Youth (Age 3-12)
  • $45/person | Admission & VIP Mystery Bag: includes an exclusive lanyard, 20% discount in the retail store, and 1 VIP Mystery Bag which includes a Dino Safari drawstring bag with 3 surprise merchandise items.
  • $76.49/Family Pack | (2) General Admission Adults and (2) General Admission Youth Tickets

Children 2 and under are FREE and any individual ages 3 and older requires a ticket for admission. Group pricing for 10+ is available.

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Pros and Cons

Here are some things we liked and didn’t like about our experience.

Pros

  • Very educational, especially for homeschool families and adults (I like that all ages can enjoy!)
  • Experience is very high quality, not like the cheap dinosaur pop-ups you typically see come through town, very impressed
  • Prices are very affordable for the experience
  • VIP Mystery Bag is worth it if you are planning on spending money in the gift shop
  • The interactive area for kids was a great bonus

Cons

  • Finding the exhibit was very difficult since it is new – tips on how to get there below
  • Dino ride tickets are extra ($5 each) and not worth it, in my opinion

Tips for Your Visit

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Dino Ride is Not Worth It

Dino ride is additional $5, but it is a very short and slow dino ride, so not recommended for those looking for something fast! There is a free dinosaur slide, fossil digging, and drawing stations inside.

Finding the Exhibit

Exhibit is NEW and hard to find as there are no signs. It’s located on the pool level (under casino level) and next to the Real Bodies exhibit. Park and take elevators to Casino level and turn right to head to hotel room elevators, take the second set of elevators to the Pool level and it’s there!

Stroller & Babywearing Friendly

This experience is stroller and babywearing-friendly. We brought our Mockingbird stroller with zero issues. There was enough space for our stroller and our family member’s Wonderfold Wagon. Also babywearing is very easy here as well.

Note that if you do bring a stroller, you will have to use elevators to get to your experience.

Duration

On average, it takes about 30-45 minutes to walk through the entire experience. It took us about 45 minutes with 2 kids and 2 babies, however, we could have stayed even longer to read each of the educational signs on each dinosaur.

It was not busy during our visit and we did not feel rushed at all.

VIP Mystery Bag Package

VIP Mystery Bag Package includes an exclusive lanyard, 20% discount in the retail store, and 1 VIP Mystery Bag which includes a Dino Safari drawstring bag with 3 surprise merchandise items.

Our surprise items were worth around $25 which was worth it as they were high-quality, not random cheap items.

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Plan a Birthday Party

Did you know you can also host a birthday party at Dino Safari? Yep – they have an entire area that’s interactive for the kids that you can check out! Learn more about birthday party packages on their website.

Grab Your Tickets

If you haven’t yet, you can grab your tickets to Dino Safari: A Walk Thru Adventure in Las Vegas by clicking here. Let us know what you thought of the experience in the comments below or on social media – tag us on Instagram @SouthernNevadaMoms or on Facebook @SouthernNevadaMoms.

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Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

Connect with her on social media or IRL @mrsleannacarson on Instagram.