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.
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!
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.
Learn about the different fossil types.
- Table Rock Lake
- Silver Dollar City - Two Miles (no traffic!)
- Indian Point Marina - 500ft
- Indian Point Campground
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.