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Western Travel - Dinosaur World - Glen Rose, Texas - #TravelTuesday

During my travels, I often find activities that contribute to my own research while entertaining my younger family members. Dinosaur World in Glen Rose, Texas is not only a place that provides a lot of fun for them, but gave me the ability to experience something I hadn't tried before - sluicing for treasure.

Dinosaur World is a large park with a cement walking trail that winds through trees past over 100 life-sized Dinosaur statues in natural settings. In the center is a fish pond (where you can feed the fish with bags you purchase in the gift shop). There are also two playgrounds, a fossil dig, and an indoor fossil museum with animatronic dinosaurs at the end. You will want to bring your own water and snacks as they have limited options.

The sluicing troughs are set up with a continuous water pump so that water circulates through the system and simulates a river flow. You purchase a bag of dirt and dump it a little at a time into your sluicing box which you dip into the trough. The water separates the dirt from the stones to make it easy to pick the treasure out. It's really quite fun and easy to see why miners sat hour after hour at the edge of rivers panning for gold.

Learn more by checking out the official site - http://dinosaurworld.com

Dinosaur World Texas - 1058 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043, 254) 898-1526

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