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Maybe you’ve watched the Jurassic Park movies and thought it would be fun to be there among the dinosaurs, well now you’ll have your chance as they’re coming to Cape Coral.

Now, not actual dinosaurs of course, and we won’t have to worry about anyone getting eaten, but rather they’re coming in the form of a new attraction at Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park. Dinosaur Falls Mini Golf will be a course full of animatronic dinosaurs and a 25 foot tall volcano.

I expect this to be pretty amazing. Harris Miniature Golf, a company that designs courses all over the world is building Dinosaur Falls. Chris Scuderi, the owner of Gator Mike’s told the News Press that the T-Rex is 16 feet tall and 32 feet long and the volcano will make noise, smoke and actually erupt, making it the first of its kind in Cape Coral.

Construction on the mini golf course may start next month, with the goal of opening December 1. The mini golf course that is there now will remain open until Dinosaur Falls makes its debut.


Photos from Jurassic Quest in Fort Lauderdale:


Southwest Florida Ice Cream Shops Make Yelp's List Of Best In Florida

Living in Florida, we’re always looking for ways to cool down on a hot day and there’s nothing better and more tastier than to do that with some ice cream and 4 Southwest Florida ice cream shops made Yelp’s list of the Best in Florida.

When it comes to desserts, my absolutely favorite is ice cream. Asking if I have a favorite flavor is an almost impossible question to answer because with so many stand alone and great combinations, I can’t possibly choose just one. And let’s also not forget to mention all the varieties from true ice cream, gelato, custard, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet, mochi…it’s all delicious to me!

Here’s some fun facts about ice cream:

  • The average number of licks to finish 1 scoop of ice cream is 50
  • The country that consumes the most ice cream is the US, followed by Australia and Norway
  • The average American eats 45.8 pints of ice cream per year
  • The tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall in Italy
  • 95% of Americans have ice cream in their freezers
  • Ice cream in America was rare in the 1700’s and only enjoyed by the elite
  • It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just 1 gallon of ice cream
  • The first written ice cream recipe was found in a 1665 recipe book

Yelp put together this list of Florida’s best by looking at the total number and ratings of reviews from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Yelp’s List of the Best Ice Cream Shops in Florida:







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Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beachin', checking out new restaurants & is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127