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In St. Louis, dinosaurs will walk the Earth once again in 2010. “DinoQuest:A Tropical Trek through Time” features dinosaurs and reptiles from the Cretaceous and Jurassic, period. And guess what? You’ll be able to talk to them, and no, you’re not hallucinating, they’ll answer you back.

CSI: NY (CBS, 9pm) – NEW! The CSIs investigate when a badly decomposed body is discovered in an abandoned car on a rooftop. The probe reveals the killer manipulates his crime scenes and uses the victims’ parents to accomplish it.

The oldest (and one of the largest) toy retailer in North America, this is definitely an attraction you want to visit, even if you don’t have children. The scope of this toy store is so massive that it will take your breath away. Even if you are a hardened adult, you will feel like a child again. If you have ever seen the movie Big, you will recognize the giant floor piano. If you jump on the various keys, the corresponding noise will come out. All in all this is a life size animatronic dinosaurs magical experience.

For the theater crowd Raleigh has a plethera of stages. The BTI Center for the Performing Art and Memorial Auditorium brings national level theater to the city. Broadway South shows are offered on a calendar basis. In addition the city has a number of smaller theaters such as the Little Theater.

Another one of the hotels in London that is close to everything is Norfolk Towers Paddington Hotel by Paddington Station. Paddington Station is a major railway and underground station that will connect you to all the best destinations. It houses The Heathrow Express. Its an express that takes you directly to and from Heathrow Airport. It is also close to many shops and restaurants. Paddington Bear was said to have arrived here when he first came to London. Paddington Bear gifts can be found at Paddington Station.

If you are more into historic figures of a later period, then check out the “Treasures of Napoleon,” November 21, 2010 – February 13, 2011 at the Missouri History museum, which is located in Forest Park.

At first I found the exhibit entry fee to be rather high, but once I toured all the displays, I was satisfied I got more than my money’s worth. We weren’t able to experience The Big Backyard, which features miniature golf and a maze, as it’s only open seasonally.