My co-worker’s son fell in love with dinosaurs at the age of 3. One day he bumped his head really hard and she said, “Jackson, are you OK?”  And he said, “Of course I’m not OK. I’m not a pachycephalosaurus, you know!”  (Pachycephalosaurus means “thick-headed lizard.”)

Dino devotion doesn’t diminish with age. The Chicago Field Museum’s exhibit of Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered, has lured 16 million visitors since it opened 10 years ago. And beginning this spring, museum-goers can experience Sue in two new ways: in robotic form or in a 3-D movie.

In a new slide show on Bing Travel, we explore 12 places in North America where you can get your fix of the world’s most charismatic extinct species. They range from the scientific (Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado) to the cheesily delicious (Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood). True dino devotees can even turn up a bone or two at dinosaur digs offered through the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Museum of Western Colorado and the Judith River Dinosaur Institute in Montana. At the Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Sites in Thermopolis, Wyo., slots disappear quickly for “Dig for a Day,” where adults over the age of 18 and supervised children can dig for dino fossils.

Do you have a dream dinosaur vacation? Share your thoughts with other travelers in the comments section.

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