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Dinosaur-themed Paleo Park to open in Croatia

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Paleo Park at Mon Perin Camping near Bale, Croatia is set to open in June 2019.

Paleo Park is a combination of a themed waterpark and an educational and research platform.

Located in the camping Mon Perin area in Bale, Croatia, the paleontological park is scheduled to open in four months.

The new tourist complex hopes to highlight the archaeological site on the coastline, and includes a theme park home to a large dino-shaped swimming pool, with a surface area of over one thousand square metres of water.

Other features include dinosaur replica models, educational walks to showcase the history of dinosaurs, an indoor restaurant, outdoor bar area, bathroom facilities and a souvenir shop.

The park grounds also boast a relaxation area, a sunbathing area over 3,000 square metres, a playground area, and kids’ sandpits with exposed dinosaur bones.

Why dinosaurs?

Dinosaur bones were found in the Bay of Colona in Bale beginning in 1992, putting Bale on the World List of Paleontological Sites at the World Congress of Paleontologists in Beijing in 1995.

Dinosaur fossils at Bale are about 130 million years old. At least ten dinosaur species are believed to have lived in the area.

Work on the Paleo Park is almost complete, set to finish in May or early June.

Dinosaur theme parks

In more dinosaur-themed news, the UK’s award-winning ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure is entertaining unprecedented visitor numbers and an expanded demographic under park manager Adam Goymour.

Across the pond, Field Station Dinosaurs opened at a new venue in Wichita, Kansas in 2018 after opening its first location in New Jersey in May 2012.

Blooloop previously caught up with Guy Gsell, who came up with the unique and exciting concept, to ask about the origins of the increasingly popular phenomenon, the challenges and – first and foremost – the dinosaurs.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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