Located in northeastern Michigan and surrounded by some of the most beautiful lakes the state has to offer, there is a Dinosaur Garden that truly takes you out of this world. Amidst the vibrant green ferns and towering trees, there are dozens of life-sized dinosaurs. This park gives you a glimpse of what it might have looked like when they roamed the earth.\nYou can either walk around with just your group to take photos with the vibrant creatures or you can sign up for a guided tour that will give you detailed histories of the statues and information about the real dinosaurs they were based on.\nThe Brontosaurus has stairs leading up into the statue, so you can even step right into the belly of the beast.\nYou can also get a sprawling bird's eye view of the lush park by going into the nest of one of the flying dinosaurs.\nThere's even an action-packed mini-golf game with dinos. A river runs through the course and sets the scene for a wonderful day in the idyllic woods.\nOnce you're done with mini-golf, you can head to the frozen yogurt shop to cool off.\nView this post on Instagram A fierce battle over yonder #dinosaurgardens A post shared by Molly Walters (@funmolly) on Aug 25, 2019 at 3:18pm PDT\nThere's a huge toppings buffet at the shop so you can completely customize your chilled treat.\nWhile you're up north, you could visit the teal waters of Torch Lake or hike to Chapel Rock.\nView this post on Instagram On the count of three, name your favorite dinosaur. Don't even think about it. Just name it. Ready? One, two, three. Velociraptor. A post shared by Sawyer (@sawyerkoch1) on Aug 27, 2018 at 6:17pm PDT\nMost of these dinosaurs were created by one man between the '30s and the '60s. There was a lot of trial and error when creating these statues because they had to be durable enough to sit outside.\nThe owner and a local chemist eventually came up with a secret formula that was basically plastic-y cement that let them create long-lasting creatures.\nView this post on Instagram Blue get back in the jeep! #Dinosaurgardens #jpjeep08 #jpmpmichigan #JPmotorpool #jurassicpark #jurassicjeep A post shared by Keith Dziedzic (@trialbyerrordz) on Jun 24, 2019 at 3:57pm PDT\nThey even have some props from Jurassic Park that will take you right into the action.\nYou can't go wrong with a summer day trip here!\nDinosaur Gardens in Ossineke\nPrice: There are several packages that you can choose from depending on which activities interest you. The self-guided walking tour is $10 and the guided tour costs $12. If you would like to combine a guided tour with mini-golf, it will cost you $16. \nAddress: 11160 U.S.23, Ossineke, MI\nWhy You Need To Go: If you want to get some of the best Insta pics this summer, you can't do much better than posing with the dinos.\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.