FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It was a Jurassic walk-thru experience among lifelike and life-size dinosaurs and dragons at the War Memorial Coliseum this weekend.

Dino and Dragon Stroll, a national touring event, is the only North American tour that allows you to walk through and get up close to lifelike and life-size dinosaurs and dragons.

The event features the largest creatures touring the country, much larger than any other event of its kind. The dinosaurs and dragons are massive, some standing more than 28 feet tall and 60 feet long.

Over the weekend, much to the delight of the crowds, the Coliseum transformed into the Mesozoic Era with prehistoric dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Some fantastical dragons were also placed throughout. The creatures had movable heads, necks, tails, wings, blinking eyes, mouths that open and close, breathing movements, synchronized sounds, roars, and other amazing details that make them look real and alive.

With every stop on their North American tour, Dino & Dragon Stroll is teaming up with a local food bank/pantry as part of their “Stomp Out Hunger” initiative. All the food collected this weekend is going to the Community Harvest Food Bank to help children and families in the Fort Wayne area facing hunger and food insecurities.  

The event wrapped up Sunday afternoon. To see more about the exhibit, you can visit their website.