My goal when planning this one-day roadtrip was to find as many stops as I could without increasing our overall drive time by much. I picked 4 places, which all combined would make our trip entirely different than the way up to Mass. was, but added only 15 minutes in the car.

What sort of kooky things are there between Boston and Philadelphia? Wells Dino Haven, for one. This place is impressive. What one man was able to create on a hill beside his house is nothing short of amazing. He started with wood, then learned to weld and moved on to metal. It is wonderful to explore, and very gracious of him to allow strangers to romp around on his property.

What you’ve seen so far can all be viewed before even entering the gate into Dino Haven. Now let me take you inside.

This guy is the first to greet you as you walk in.

I love the colors on this one.

I almost missed this little guy, he was a bit camouflaged.

There was no way to miss this family, perched on the hill. I love the blue!

Lunch time.

She likes it in the sun.

So realistic!

Did I mention something about realistic? This dinosaur is massive! It is certainly no less than 12 feet tall and probably 20 feet long.

When Carrie saw it she stated very matter-of-factly, “I would shit my pants.” As would I.

These adorable little signs kept you on the right path.

A whole family that looks like they would spit at me if they weren’t having such a good frolic.

It’s easy to lose yourself in Wells Dino Haven. His dinosaurs range from huge to tiny, scary to funny, monotone to colorful. There’s even more than what I posted here, you’ll just have to visit to find out!

If you’re a gambler, there’s a bonus. Mohegan Sun Casino is right across the street. We did not stop there ourselves, but I’m sure it’s a great place to lose some money. Dino Haven, on the other hand, is completely free. Though I recommend donating a few bucks – the guy’s got some talent!

Wells Dino Haven: 2464 Rte 32, Uncasville, CT

Roadtrip 2010, Part Dino
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