*This post is sponsored by USFG and the Mt. Hood Railroad. I received complimentary tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

All aboard!! Calling all dinosaur fans! It’s time to hop on board the Dinosaur Train! Ride the Mt. Hood Railroad in breathtaking Hood River, as you and your family go on a dinosaur adventure.

Based on the hit PBS Kids Television series, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train is coming for the first time to the Mount Hood Railroad in Hood dtwcra_dino_3-16_2River, Oregon! You kids will get to meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T. Rex, and visit the Nature Tracker’s Adventure Park. There, kids will participate in 4 challenges designed to earn them stamps on their Game Card to earn a Nature Trackers Membership Card. Challenges include digging for fossils, identifying dinosaur footprints, excavating and a dino-themed craft area. Children (and parents) will enjoy live entertainment, food and face painting to celebrate their accomplishment.

fossil dig activity

I know my children are going to love this experience. This is sure to be a fun family outing that will create lasting memories.

The half hour train ride itself is a fun-filled journey complete with Dinosaur Train music, sing-a-longs and a delicious snack. All children on board will receive a Buddy Bag, and an Adventure Game Card as a keepsake memory of this adventure-filled day out with the family.
Click HERE to find out more about this exciting opportunity and to book your tickets.

Dinosaur Train A to Z Song Video Contest

Calling all fans of the hit PBS TV series, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train. All the little Adventurers out there know the tongue-twisting “A to Z Dinosaur Song” – and we want to hear their renditions for a chance to receive a special Dinosaur Train prize package! Get ready to impress people with your amazing dinosaur knowledge!

Here are the lyrics to check out.

Simply fill out the submission form  and send a link to your video from a webhosting site (such as You Tube or Vimeo) and you’re entered! After submitting your video, you will be given the opportunity to share with your Facebook and Twitter friends, earning you up to two more entries. Winners will be selected at random. All entries will receive a ” half-priced half-pint” coach child ticket on the Western Train Robbery aboard the Mt. Hood Railroad. buddy

For the Grand Prize, a winner will be randomly selected in a drawing and will receive:
A goody bag of Dinosaur Train merchandise (worth $100 dollars) and lunch (up to $60) for a family of four in our cafe with a visit from with Buddy the T.rex with time to take photos alongside him. Also included is a family four pack of coach tickets to the Western Train Robbery aboard the Mt. Hood Railroad (valued at $110).

Submissions must be entered by July 8th at midnight PST.

Have fun creating a great video with your children, and good luck! See YOU on the Dinosaur Train this summer! I can’t wait!!