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Jurassic Quest: Central Oregonians get to experience realistic dinosaurs at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds

(Update: Adding comments from dino trainer, attendee)

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Dinosaurs made a return to Earth, specifically to Central Oregon on Sunday for the last day of Jurassic Quest at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.

Spectators were transported back to the Mesozoic era, where they experienced large-as-life dinosaurs.

Each corner was packed with beasts such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex, velociraptors and apatosaurus. These dinos sent shock waves throughout the High Desert.

 On your quest, you could ride a dino, create a dino craft, dig for fossils and explore bouncy houses. 

 "It's a very interesting reaction -- a lot of times when they first get around that corner behind and they see the big T-Rex, they're immediately just transported into Jurassic Quest," said Isaiah Valburn, Jurassic Quest dino trainer.

Bend resident Devon Colwell said, "My favorite part about today was riding on the dino and the excavation thing, where you could dig up fossils. I learned, apparently, you can ride a dinosaur."

The exhibit held information from the beginning --  when dinosaurs first roamed, all the way to present day knowledge. The experience is marketed for kids ages 2-10, but anyone was welcome to see the terrifying beings. 

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