Friday, July 25, 2008

Tales of Our Trip---The Petrified Creatures Museum

So, as we were planning our trip, I found a site for the Petrified Creatures Museum. They showed lots of dinosaurs and kids climbing on them and such. There was a cost (no specifics given), but it was tax deductible. We figured that Caleb would love it and that it would be a fun place to go.

Well, Caleb DID love it, but we felt like it was a rip-off! Because you have to pay before you go out the back door and into the outdoor museum, we couldn't peek to decide if it was worth it or not. $18 later ($9 a person--thankfully, Caleb was free!) we realized that we had just wasted a chunk of money. The dinosaurs were nothing but some plaster sculptures that were falling apart. Half of them even had tape around them to keep the kids off because they were dangerous! They had a few run-down displays that weren't even real fossils, and the information didn't look to have been updated in 20 years! There was a place were you could dig for fossils--this was nothing but a small rock pit. Nonetheless, Caleb loved climbing on the dinosaurs and collecting rocks. Believe me, we took $18 worth of rocks and pictures! :)

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