Charlotte is only a 2.5 hour drive to Raleigh so why not take the trip to explore Dinos Alive: An Immersive Experience?Tickets are now available to this Jurassic-themed exhibition that is stomping into Raleigh on February 15th! Head over to the Pleasant Valley Promenade located on 6240 Glenwood Ave to come face to face with life-sized moving replicas of dinosaurs. Step back in time to the prehistoric age!
The Dinos Alive exhibition will transport you back millions of years to an age where the largest animals to ever set foot on our planet existed. You will go on a fascinating journey where you get to meet and interact with massive, life-sized moving dinosaurs.
From Charlotte, it takes approximately 3 hours (with traffic) and the fastest route is taking the I-85 N to I-40 E.
- From Charlotte’s city center, get on I-77 N/US-21 N from W 6th St and W 5th St. Then take I-85 N to Bruton Smith Blvd in Concord and then get exit 49 from I-85 N.
- Get on I-85 N from US-29 N/Concord Pkwy S, Pitts School Rd SW and George W Liles Pkwy.
- Continue on I-85 N and drive from I-40 E to Raleigh, then take exit 4A from I-540 E.
- Follow US-70 E/Glenwood Ave to Pleasant Valley Rd to the promenade where the Dinos experience takes place.
Where To Stay:
If you’re making a weekend trip out of your adventure to Dinos Alive then you need somewhere to stay. Here are some notable spots to lay your head after a magic-filled day include:
Best Western Plus Raleigh Crabtree Valley Hotel (starts at $116.10 per night) – located at 6209 Glenwood Avenue. This option is the closest to the experience, a 15 minute walk to the experience. with all the nearby amenities of the shopping plaza.
Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley (starts at $142 per night) – located at 3908 Arrow Drive Raleigh. This is only a 7 minute drive to the Dinos Alive experience.
Ramada by Wyndham Raleigh (starts at $131 per night) – This might be the furthest but it’s still only 15 minutes from the Dinos Alive immersive experience!
Visitors can see over 80 specimens of such as T-rex, Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus, this exhibit promises to give you an out-of-this-world experience. In addition to moving replicas of dinosaurs, there are virtual ones too. There will be a unique virtual aquarium where you get to experience what it’s like to be in the presence of some of the most magnificent sea giants!
General admission tickets start at $23.90 and there are also family bundle packages! All ages are welcome to the exhibition which runs for about 60 to 75 minutes. So pack up the family and friends and go on a fun Jurassic journey!