Dinosaur drive-thru show planned for Indiana State Fairgrounds

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A drive-thru showcase of more than 70 lifelike robotic dinosaurs is coming to the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru is scheduled to run April 30-May 9 on the south lots at the fairgrounds, offering visitors an opportunity to take a vehicular tour—complete with audio—of the animatronic dinosaurs in what organizers describe as “realistic scenes.”

The event is similar to those held in other cities since last June, such as Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Houston, and New York. Events in other cities have collectively attracted more than 2 million visitors.

The dinosaur show is among the largest public events to be scheduled at the fairgrounds since the pandemic began, albeit with limited or no interaction between visitors.

The experience is the result of consultation between Houston-based Jurassic Quest and paleontologists to accurately create the robotic reptiles as they would have existed in prehistoric eras, down to their skin and teeth size. Jurassic Quest has been conducting the shows since 2014.

In addition to the drive-thru tour, guests will also have an opportunity to do “trainer meet and greets,” and various receive photo opportunities—including meeting a baby dinosaur.

Tickets cost $49 per vehicle of up to eight people and can be purchased at www.jurassicquest.com.

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