Planning to do some heritage touring in the Shenandoah Valley? Looking for that one-of-a-kind stop to make your itinerary complete? Consider Dinosaur Kingdom in Natural Bridge, VA. Here’s a description from RoadsideAmerica.com:
As the tour begins, visitors are asked to imagine themselves in 1863. A family of Virginia paleontologists has accidentally dug a mine shaft into a hidden valley of living dinosaurs. Unfortunately, the Union Army has tagged along, hoping to kidnap the big lizards and use them as “weapons of mass destruction” against the South.
Finally, a site where I can indulge my affinity for prehistoric reptiles and my interest in history at the same time. There are more details and photos available here.