Tourist trap or hidden gem? Our trip to Doolittle Station in DuBois, Pennsylvania

My family drove to DuBois, Pennsylvania, to visit Doolittle Station this past weekend. The moment we turned into the parking lot, I knew we had picked a great way to spend the day.

What is Doolittle Station?
Doolittle Station is a unique roadside attraction in DuBois, Pennsylvania. This attraction offers a dinosaur museum, a brewery, unique dining options, and more. They even offer the opportunity to spend the night in their private sleeping cars.

Things we did during our time at Doolittle Station.
I had no idea what to expect when my family arrived at Doolittle Station. I had read about it online a year or so ago, but no one I know personally had ever heard of it. Our trip started with a meal at The Roadside Café. The inside atmosphere was so much fun. It had a very vintage feel. The food was terrific and very reasonably priced. The three of us ate for around $30.


After lunch, we went to the dinosaur museum. It wasn’t in a huge building, but the admission was only $5 a person, so I thought it was a good value. They dinosaurs that children could ride, a giant sand pit, virtual reality pods, and very detailed animatronic dinosaur displays.

Some of the dinosaurs were a little run down, and the virtual reality pods weren’t all working, but it was still a fantastic attraction. It was easy to tell that a lot of care went into creating each dinosaur display.

The fun continued outside of the museum, where they had even more dinosaurs and a few dragons. They also had goats because no Pennsylvania roadside attraction is complete without goats!

Tourist trap or hidden gem?
Doolittle Station is definitely a hidden gem. There is so much to do in one location. Not many places have so many dinosaur animatronics in one place. It is worth a trip!

I’d love to hear from you! Have you ever been to Doolittle Station? Leave a comment to let me know how you liked it. Are you looking for a Facebook group to share your family travels with? Check out mine!

Suggestions Posts

Five Reasons Waldameer Is The Best Small Amusement Park We’ve Ever Been To

Open Ended Shape Dinosaur

Toddler Favorites at Walt Disney World

My Preschooler’s Favorite Things To Do At Living Treasures Animal Park

14 responses to “Tourist trap or hidden gem? Our trip to Doolittle Station in DuBois, Pennsylvania”

  1. Is that the dragon Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon? It looks so cute!

    1. Yes! It moved around and my daughter had a great time petting it then running when the wings started to flap.

  2. I love places like this. I would say they’re actually a little bit of both traps and treasures, and that’s totally okay.

  3. This place looks like a blast! My family would love something like this, we live quite a ways away however if we are ever in the area I will be sure to check this out.

  4. Stephanie Grillo Avatar
    Stephanie Grillo

    I have not heard of this place and it is so close to me! Those dinosaurs are amazing.

    1. It was an awesome experience!

  5. I really love places like this.whenever i plan to visit somewhere always check those first.i ll check out here.

  6. I’m one of those people who love the touristy things anyway, so for me either would be good. And who doesn’t love dinos!! 🙂

  7. Oh this would be so fun! Even if it’s super touristy!

    1. It was a lot of fun!

  8. Wow, this look cool and nice attraction to take pictures on the roadside. First time to know about this. Thank you for sharing!

  9. The boys would definitely love this place and all its attractions. Didn’t know about this till now and thanks for sharing this informative post with us.

  10. […] My Preschooler’s Favorite Things To Do At Living Treasures Animal Park […]

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: