Did you know there is a forest in Oregon that gets between 80 and 100 inches of rainfall a year? One of the best and certainly most unique ways to experience this amazing piece of Oregon’s landscape and beauty is to visit the Prehistoric Gardens and Rain Forest. This temperate rainforest exhibit is replete with life-sized re-creations of dinosaurs that kids will love. Each dinosaur is as exact a replica as possible of the real dinosaurs that walked the earth millions of years ago.
This is much more than just a roadside attraction. The exhibit is enhanced by a description of the diet and habits of the dinosaurs. Visitors can linger and examine the different dinosaurs that are displayed in this wonderful combination of fairy tale and natural history. The more than 20 dinosaur statues are anatomically correct, although the sometimes-wild color schemes can be a bit fanciful. But don’t let yourself be mesmerized by the dinosaur exhibit alone. Remember to look around and experience this unique environment. The lush, green vegetation is abundant. Do not be discouraged if it is raining when you make your stop; the canopy of treetop branches and leaves are thick and protective, and umbrellas are offered. Rain adds to the experience of the rainforest adventure! Children of all ages will love stopping by this wonderful area and taking in the natural beauty as well as the scientific and educational amusements.