Dinosaurs invade Liberal thanks to special exhibit

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LIBERAL, Kansas — It’s not anything you would expect to see in Liberal

But the roar and lifelike action of  dinosaurs are captivating minds of all ages.

“I thought it was awesome, but I was scared at first because it was really loud.”

“I like how they made them come to life, how they move and how they look at you.”

“Well, at first, I was a little bit scared because I didn’t know what they were, and when I went in, I was super scared.”

It’s the first time since 1997 that the Mid-America Air Museum has hosted the Dinosaurs of Kansas exhibit.

With more than 18,000 visitors from across the country, the turnout has exceeded everyone’s expectations.

“Our feeling is why should our children have to go as far as Denver or Kansas City or Dallas when we can bring quality programming here, and the communities have responded generously, and we were able to do it,” said Jim Bert, Mid-America Air Museum.

More than 7,000 school children from four states have seen the exhibit including a group of third through fifth graders from Booker Elementary in Texas which would normally take field trips to Amarillo.

“Even then, Amarillo doesn’t get these kinds of exhibits very often, so it’s nice to be able to drive only an hour away and be able to see something that’s great,” said Jennifer Rinker, teacher.

If you want to check out the exhibit, you have through Sunday.

The exhibit was supposed to have wrapped up last week, but its stay at the Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal was extended.

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