Scientists estimate that 66 million years ago, a catastrophic event — likely an asteroid hitting the Earth — caused the end of all dinosaurs except for neornithine birds. As the theory goes, dinosaurs died out from the extreme weather change. Having ruled the planet for more than 180 million years, they suddenly vanished.
You wouldn’t know it, though, given the way dinosaurs are still all around us. Sure, they’re not alive and roaming the land and sea the way the “Jurassic Park” series of books and films would have it, but their bones, fossils and recreations are everywhere.
That means that interested travelers have a long list of museums, parks, monuments, digs and kitschy roadside attractions to check out around the world. There are hundreds to explore — here are 16 of the best.