Nature's Art Village at Dinosaur Place
Nature’s Art Village, Connecticut’s fastest growing family fun destination has an attraction for everyone! Explore The Dinosaur Place, a 60 acre outdoor adventure park featuring over 40 life-sized dinosaurs on pristine nature trails, New England’s largest SplashPad® (A Unique Zero-Depth Water Park), a dinosaur-themed maze, Monty’s Playground & more! Adventure indoors to Discovery Depot, a hands-on indoor activity center featuring a replica silver mine, a gold panning sluice and a southwestern-style fossil quarry reproduction! Prehistory becomes modern history as you leave the dinosaurs behind to enter The Gateway Museum: A Village of Progress. Learn about the technology of yesterday as you stroll through a timeless village showcasing 200 years of American trades & innovations.
Is shopping the type of adventure you crave? Nature’s Art Village is proud to be one of the most unique shopping destinations in Connecticut. Indulge yourself at The Shops at Nature’s Art Village with hand-picked gemstone jewelry, fossils & minerals from around the world, educational toys & games, the region’s largest selection of beading & jewelry-making supplies and much more! Don’t let the shopping end there, Nature’s Art Village is home to The PAST Antiques Marketplace, a showcase of over 90 vendors selling one-of-a-kind antiques, crafts & collectibles. The PAST Antiques Marketplace is proud to be Yankee Magazine’s 2014 Editor’s Choice “Best Antiques Stop”.