Dinosaurs and prehistoric times come alive at Lasdon Park and Arboretum
Park and Arboretum will transport you from Katonah to a world thousands of
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