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Dinosaurs Come to Life // on film

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

On my way from home Philadelphia I saw a sign for Reptiland. I wasn't quite sure what it was going to be. Maybe a pet store or perhaps a theme park of some sort? I was kind of bored of driving so any sign promising me reptiles sounded like fun. I got off the highway and continued to follow the signs until I arrived.

To my delight, I found out that Reptiland is small (but totally awesome!) zoo featuring only reptiles and amphibians. The place was pretty desolate when I arrived, so needless to say, I had an awesome time. I was able to spend as much time as I wanted in front of each exhibit without feeling like I needed to move along so others could take a turn. I watched the poison dart frogs hop around for at least ten minutes. They're so preciousssss!

I really enjoyed the live exhibits but their Dinosaurs Come to Life exhibit was probably my favorite part of all of Reptiland. Animatronic dinosaurs line a short path in one corner of the zoo. The Dilophosaurus even sprays passers-by with water. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a little bit spooky walking the path alone. It was one of the best dinosaur exhibits I've ever visited. 
I didn't even take my digital camera on the trip with me so there are no photos from the live exhibits (well, except this one from instagram) due to the lighting. But trust me, Reptiland is totally awesome and well worth a stop if you're anywhere near the area.
xoxo

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26 thoughts

  1. omg... what child, or adult reptile freak would not love THAT! Great shots.

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  2. I find it funny Clyde's last name is "peeling" because it makes me think of molting reptiles.

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  3. I love coming across little places like this in travels! Good find :)

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  4. Oh my goodnessss! I LOVE! Tourist traps like that are so fascinating to me! I'd love to do a huge road trip by myself one day and just visit a bunch of tourist traps! I've wanted to ever since the "Blythe Field" thing in the show Doug, heheh!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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  5. I would most likely pee my own pants in there. TERRIFIED of dinosaurs, but it still looks like so much fun!

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  6. Never knew about this place and it looks so much fun! I don't care if I'm adult, I'll take a photo op with a dinosaur. :D

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  7. Ah this looks so fun! There's a 'live' dino inside the Natural History Museum in London which I love :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  8. THIS IS AWESOME! I love random places like that!

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  9. OMG this looks like such a fun place to visit!! Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies so I would absolutely LOVE that place!!

    Evon Von
    Evon

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  10. So cool! These dino shots turned out great!

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  11. I love Clyde Peeling's! My family went on the same road trip multiple times when I was younger and Reptiland was always one of the stops. Along with Sesame Place and Idlewild. Seeing your pictures makes me want to go back!

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  12. This looks like so much fun. And how spooky are those dinos hiding in the grass? Awesome!

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  13. I have a soft spot for animatronic exhibits, and I think I would have totally loved this! It's such a thrill to see (even if it is fake) a representation of a being that used to live and breathe on this planet before us.

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  14. This seriously looks like so much fun! I wonder if there's anything like that around me!

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  15. This is fantastic, and I'm really excited that it exists! Amaaazingg!

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  16. Ah! These are awesome. I love fake dinosaurs!! There's a place in Alberta called Drumheller and driving there is like a weird alternate reality - the landscape turns into crazy layered hoodoos and it's like a dinosaur bone mecca with a big ol museum... :) These remind me of it so much!

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  17. Holy smokes- Reptiland looks incredible! Anything with dinosaurs is automatically added to my wistful to-visit list.

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  18. Reptiland seems amazing for sure! Wonderful film photos Kaylah, I'm so jealous of them ahah!

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  19. Reptiland looks amazing! I love the dino photos, I wish I could go there :)

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  20. That looks like so much fun! I wish I lived closer to the area.
    -Annie
    Major ShenANNIEgans

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  21. So fun!!!
    No matter how old I get, I still think Dinosaurs are the raddest! Heck! Part of my husband's and my honeymoon was Cabazon Dinosaurs!!!

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  22. I love this place, well I wish to go

    xo

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  23. I've been through a similiar exhibit with dinosaurs back in May when my mom, sister, my four year old son Zak and I went to Asheboro Zoo. It was pretty awesome!

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