Dinosaurs and prehistoric times come alive at Lasdon Park and Arboretum

This week’s Road Trip: Close to Home shows you a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2020, 11:03 AM

Updated 1,404 days ago


Lasdon Park and Arboretum will transport you from Katonah to a world thousands of years ago.
On this week’s Road Trip: Close to Home, you can explore 234 acres of plant species that you won’t find anywhere else. “It is a collection of gardens and trees and shrubs and it’s open to the public,” says Jessica Schuler, superintendent of Lasdon Park and Arboretum
But one of the park’s biggest attractions is the dinosaur garden that will take you back to prehistoric times.
It’s a place where some dinosaurs come to life through your phone and show you a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. “He loves dinosaurs, and it’s so nice to see them other than just in a book or movie,” says visitor Katie Matthes.
“The main goal was to connect kids to, of course, the dinosaurs but also to the plants...They have evolutionary relationships to the plants that grew back then,” says Schuler.
There is also a trail of honor in the park, with memorials for each war. 
And you can wrap up your day at the peaceful Chinese Pavilion. It was actually built in China and brought to Westchester County.

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