Welcome to Rocky's Retreat - Where Every Room is a Museum

Rocky says "Roar"

Stay with us at Rocky's Retreat on Indian Point. This family oriented resort features dinosaur themed rooms, pool, dinosaur rides, T-Rex exhibit, themed store, arcade, gem mining sluice, dinosaur themed food, gourmet ice cream and dinosaur educational activities including fossil excavations that align with Next Generation Science standards. We are conveniently located near Silver Dollar City and walking distance to Table Rock Lake. For all families who love dinosaurs, this is the place to visit. Enjoy your stay, where every room is a museum.

Plan Your Stay

Reserve a room at Rocky's Retreat and your herd will enjoy their time with our dinosaurs.

Rocky is offering a summer special! Join us for a week day get away and enjoy 10% off your stay from Monday to Thursday.

Family arriving at the retreat

Check your herd into a world of adventure

Under our roof, the dinosaurs roam. From morning to night there are endless things to do at Rocky's Retreat to entertain every member of your herd.

  • The Dino Encounters Show
  • Ride Rocky's Friends
  • Visit Tinker's Fossil Skeleton
  • Swim in our Pool
  • Shop at the Mosastorus Bait & Tackle Dinosaur Emporium
  • Grab a bite at Chompers
  • Play in Rocky's Arcade

Tinker is visiting

Tinker, the most intact juvenielle T-Rex ever found is visiting Rocky's Retreat. Come see both dinosaurs and many others.

  • Most complete juvenile T-Rex skeleton
  • Discovered in North Dakota
  • About 16 Years Old
  • About One Quarter full size weight

Every room is a museum

Every room is a museum at Rocky's Retreat. All the rooms have dinosaur themed decor, fossil replicas and interactive augmented reality artwork. Play our augmented reality dinosaur scavenger hunt and interact with life size dinosaurs around the retreat!

Arcade Games

Have fun playing in Rocky's Arcade. Rocky keeps his arcade air conditioned so you can escape the heat and enjoy the games.

  • Air Hocky
  • Batman
  • Terminator
  • Crusin'
  • Jurassic Park
  • and more...
Rocky's Arcade

Ride the Dinosaurs!

We have several dinosaurs trained for rides. Try your riding skills out!

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Velociraptor
  • Triceratops
  • Brachiosaurus

What's happening at Rocky's Retreat



Free, fun and educational activities for the whole family to participate in.

  • Jurassic Genius Scavenger Hunt!
  • Character Meet & Greets! Meet Rocky the Trex, Razor a deinonychus, Bumpy an ankylosaurus, Simon a baby brachiosaurus and Scout our Triceratops. Our character have scheduled meet and greets throughout the day!
  • Scientific demonstrations
  • Puzzles - No matter what age, we have a fun dinosaur puzzle for you. Get a sense for the dinosaur anatomy by assembling one of our dinosaur skeleton puzzles.
  • Digs


Whether it is a birthday, baby shower, wedding, or corporate event, consider Rocky’s Retreat as the perfect Cretaceous themed venue.

Take a look at some of our famous birthday party packages.



The Dino Encounters Show with Rocky the Trex - The Dino Encounters Show! Travel back in time 65 million years to the Cretaceous period! Children will get to meet and learn about five different dinosaurs that were all found in North America. Through the use of audience participation, realistic dinosaur puppets, music, humor and special effects, Dino Encounters teaches children about geological time periods, species adaptation, prehistoric environments, the scientific method, and much more! The audience will get to meet and interact with several life size, realistic Dinosaur puppets. Each show lasts 45 minutes to 1 hr and is tailored for the age of the audience prek-8th grade. All information creates a well-researched presentation that aligns with Next Generation Science Standards.

This show has been performed over 700 times at school assemblies, libraries, museums, zoos, churches, civic events, fairs, summer enrichment programs and camps throughout Southern California and across the country on a nationwide tour



Field Trips, School assemblies, Boy Scout and church groups. Our curriculum and hands on interactive presentations align with next generation science standards and Missouri Core requirements. In addition to the Dino Encounters 4.5 Billion years of earth’s history, we have Ice Age Encounters, Mars Encounters and the Science behind Lewis and Clark.



Check out our Mosastorus Bait & Tackle Dinosaur Emporium! Are you looking for a unique souvenir? You’ll find the latest dinosaur legos, toys, t-shirts, educational toys, and fossils to take home and enjoy as well as the best stocked fishing supplies in the area.



Got a T-Rex size appetite? For breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert, CHOMPERS are dinomite dinobites! Try our Chickenuggetsaurus and our gourmet ice cream!

Fossil Excavations

Fossil Excavations

Do you dream of being a paleontologist? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find a real fossil? Now is your chance to dig for a real fossil and keep what you find! These fossils are imported from the Jurassic Coast of England and are dated to be approximately 150 MYA!


Sluice- Discover Fossils, Gemstones, Minerals And More

Visit the Bone Yard and put on your paleontologist hat and sift through pay dirt for fossils and minerals. Will you be the lucky scientist to find a raptor claw or piece of T-rex tooth?. Take your collection home in a keepsake bag, complete with an identification card. Start your fossil collection today.



Learn about the different fossilization processes or make a dinosaur tooth necklace.

Fossil Types

Fossil Types

Learn about the different fossil types.



  • Table Rock Lake
  • Silver Dollar City - Two Miles (no traffic!)
  • Indian Point Marina - 500ft
  • Indian Point Campground
  • Branson

Rocky’s Retreat is just two miles south of Silver Dollar City. The largest family owned amusement park in the country complete with roller coasters, water rides, shows, caves, crafts and family dining. In addition, we are less than 500 yards from the famous Table Rock Lake Marina which offers some of the best boating and fishing in the country. Throughout the peninsula are several hiking and nature trails with an abundance of wildlife.


Rocky's Retreat
96 Myrtle Lane
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 338-0251



Free, fun and educational activities for the whole family to participate in.

Jurassic Genius Scavenger Hunt!

Find the T-Rex, the Pteranodon, the Spinosaurus, the Triceratops and all 43 different dinosaurs and marine reptiles at Rocky's Retreat. Take selfies with and test your knowledge about the dinosaurs to see if you are a Jurassic Genius! This is a self paced unscheduled activity available all the time. Non-Guests can signup in the Mosastorus to receive an event code.

Character Meet & Greets!

Meet Rocky the T-Rex, Razor a Deinonychus, Bumpy an Ankylosaurus, Simon a baby Brachiosaurus and Scout our Triceratops. Our characters have scheduled meet and greets throughout the day. Located in the Cretaceous Cave.

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Scientific demonstrations!

Can you tell the difference between a dinosaur, reptile or mammal? Want to see a volcano erupt? Put on your paleontologist hat and learn how to prep a fossil in the field! Subjects vary daily. Located in the Cretaceous Cave daily at 3PM. Sigup in the Mosastorus shop the day of the demonstration or online.

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No matter what age, we have a fun dinosaur puzzle for you. Get a sense for the dinosaur anatomy by assembling one of our dinosaur skeleton puzzles. Located in front of Rocky's Arcade this is an unscheduled activity available all the time.

Fossil Digs!

Discover and learn all about the animals that lived in the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cretaceous and Ice Age with our fossil digs. Download our App Rocky's Retreat, for a narrated description of each fossil!. Located in front of Rocky's Arcade, this is an unscheduled activity available all the time.

Entertainment (paid ticket)

Tickets for all shows and presentations available daily in the Mosastorus Tackle and Dinosaur Emporium or online. Individual tickets or Day Pass tickets are available as an advance purchase online on our website.

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Hotel Guests are eligible for a 10% discount on Day passes.


  • Dino Encounters Show : tickets on sale in the Mosasaurs or online - $10 / person
  • Tinker Presentation : tickets on sale in the Mosasaurs or online - $10 / person ($35 to include Tinker Tooth replica)
  • Jurassic Coast fossil Excavation and Presentation : tickets on sale in the Mosasaurs or online - $35 / person this includes an actual 3-5 inch 150 Million year old Jurassic Coast Ammonite to break open. Imported from the UK.
  • Crafts : tickets on sale in the Mosasaurs or online - $5 / person

Attractions Pay as you go, open 9 AM - 10 PM

  • Dinosaur Rides
  • Rocky's Arcade
  • Boneyard Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Mountaineer Mining Fossil Sluice
  • Chompers Have a Trex size appetite? Breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert, Chompers is dinomite dinobites!