Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED roars into Amarillo

There may be some loud rumbles and roars heard in Amarillo this week.


Don’t be alarmed. It’s only dinosaurs.

Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED, a family-friendly walk-through entertainment show, will rumble its way to the Tri-State Fairgrounds for two days on Saturday and Sunday. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.

The exhibit is aimed at kids ages 2 to 12 and features more than 30 life-sized moving dinosaurs. Visitors can play paleontologist, pan for fossils and even ride a dinosaur.Between 5,000 and 7,000 people are expected to attend the local event.

Between 5,000 and 7,000 people are expected to attend the local event.

It’s a one-of-a-kind experience for people who love dinosaurs, said Olivia Thomas, baby dinosaur puppet handler at the event.

“(There will be an) opportunity to personally meet and interact with a baby dinosaur and a walking T-Rex,” she said.

The life-like baby dinosaur puppet is one of several new additions. There will also be a Mesozoic Mini Golf course and Jurassic Jeeps to go with bounce houses, face paint and dinosaur crafts.

How to go

What: Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED

When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Avenue

How much: $15 adults and children, $12 for seniors. Children under 2 years old are free with paid adult. T-Rex Tickets are available for children 2-12 for $39 and include general admission plus extras.

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