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Monday, 09 March 2015 13:41

Family-friendly Jurassic Quest takes place at Richland County Fairgrounds

More than 50 life-size, ultra-realistic animatronic dinosaurs will arrive at Richland County Fairgrounds for a weekend of paleo-fun. Jurassic Quest invites families to experience prehistoric educational entertainment, including multiple science stations, guided dinosaur tours, fossil digs and more.

Ticket information is available at (, while local hotel and visitor information can be found at (

“We are excited to bring another highly anticipated visitor experience to Mansfield visitors,” said Lee Tasseff, president of the Mansfield & Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Jurassic Quest’s highly educational and thrilling adventure is ideal for travelers of all ages, and it’s the perfect addition to the many experiences the area offers visitors.”

Jurassic Quest includes dino craft stations filled with all the supplies needed to color and create a paper dinosaur. Travelers can also blend in with the prehistoric creatures, getting their face painted and climbing aboard an animatronic dinosaur for a ride. Life-like baby Triceratops and Camarasaurus puppets, a walking adolescent T-Rex and Spinosaurus, will meet and greet visitors. Bungee pulls and bounce houses add extra fun.


A destination unlike any other, Mansfield is home to a wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences, such as visiting the working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married to spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are filmed. Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, Richland Carrousel Park, breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences, as well as hiking, biking, horse-riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures attract travelers of all ages. Complete visitor information is available