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New Jersey's Lost World

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    Field Station: Dinosaurs, a 20-acre outdoor educational theme park in Secaucus, N.J., whose tagline is "9 minutes from Manhattan, 90 million years back in time," officially opened to the public during Memorial Day weekend.

    Founder and executive producer Guy Gsell keeps a few steps ahead of T. rex.

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    Patrons pass by the park's "carnivorous" Baryonyx.

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    A young park visitor faces off with Ankylosaurus.

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    Tyrannosaurus rex, one of 31 animatronic dinosaurs on display.

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    Young visitors check out the Stegosaurus.

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    Getting up close and personal with Baryonyx.

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    A visitor reaches out to touch Ankylosaurus.

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    The festive garb of Field Station employee Jeff DeSmedt (aka the Dinosaur Troubadour), who performs dino-themed kids songs.

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    A photo op with Dryptosaurus.

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    Where else can you get the chance to pet a Stegosaurus?

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    A Pteranodon hovers over visitors at Field Station: Dinosaurs.

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    One of Field Station: Dinosaurs's highlights is the 90-foot-long Argentinosaurus, the world's largest animatronic dinosaur.

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