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(Atlas Obscura)   Discovering roadside dinos. Oh to be a kid on a road trip again   ( atlasobscura.com) divider line
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2018-08-09 05:38:03 PM  
What?? No PeeWee dinosaurs?
 
2018-08-09 09:45:46 PM  
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I wanted to heal Boone's pain with my body.
 
2018-08-09 09:46:17 PM  
Missing Peggy Sue's Dinersaur Park in Yermo, CA. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/t​ip/31​29
 
2018-08-09 09:47:32 PM  
There is a walking trail in Durham NC where you can find various prehistoric reptiles in the woods. They got left behind when they moved the natural science museum.

Duke Sucks
 
2018-08-09 09:56:52 PM  
Awesome. That's my plan for when I retire. I want to take a drive and see the lower 48. I want to see all the Dino goodies, all the Mystery Spots, all The World's Biggest _______, all the corn and crawdad and garlic festivals. Maybe the next summer I'd go see all the capitals, and the summer after that all the national parks. Pick up a hitchhiker or two and force them to enjoy a Texas cookout before delivering them to their destination. I love this damn place and I want to see all of it. It would be smart to buy a Honda or something that gets good mileage and is reliable, but a '68 Dodge Dart convertible is about all the IQ i can muster.
 
2018-08-09 09:59:58 PM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: Missing Peggy Sue's Dinersaur Park in Yermo, CA. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/ti​p/3129


Missing Dinosaur Land, White Post, VA
http://dinosaurland.com

Come for the kitchy fiberglass, stay for the Disney font infringement
 
2018-08-09 10:04:25 PM  
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2018-08-09 10:10:53 PM  
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2018-08-09 10:13:12 PM  
There's a couple of random dinosaurs in the parking lot of a business on the way to work for me.  Just random alongside lawnmowers for rent.  Odd.
 
2018-08-09 10:17:17 PM  
"Who'd have guessed one wimpy bolt was holding up five tons of colorful roadside Americana. "
 
2018-08-09 10:34:39 PM  

Cewley: What?? No PeeWee dinosaurs?


Those dinosaurs are on the road heading from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, Ca. They were purchased awhile ago by actual honest-to-God Creationists, and now when you go into the gift shop inside the brontosaurus' stomach, there are flyers posted all over explaining how the world is only 6000 years old, and that dinosaurs are a trick of Satan to confuse people.
 
2018-08-09 10:37:09 PM  

Cewley: What?? No PeeWee dinosaurs?


Seriously.  The dinosaurs are still there; many thousands of people see them every day.  It was a cool place to stop when our kids were young, before it was bought out by some young-earth creationist morons who then tore down the Wheel-Inn diner.

/Large Marge sent me.
 
2018-08-09 10:44:43 PM  
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I remember this as a kid it is located in Virginia and they had a king kong statue also.
 
2018-08-09 10:49:21 PM  

Notabunny: Awesome. That's my plan for when I retire. I want to take a drive and see the lower 48. I want to see all the Dino goodies, all the Mystery Spots, all The World's Biggest _______, all the corn and crawdad and garlic festivals. Maybe the next summer I'd go see all the capitals, and the summer after that all the national parks. Pick up a hitchhiker or two and force them to enjoy a Texas cookout before delivering them to their destination. I love this damn place and I want to see all of it. It would be smart to buy a Honda or something that gets good mileage and is reliable, but a '68 Dodge Dart convertible is about all the IQ i can muster.


Do it!

In 2002 a friend and I did something of that.  Largest artichoke, biggest ball of twine (in Minnesota), The Thing?, a mystery spot, and more. Seeing the redwoods "in the flesh" was just stunning.  Driving for what seemed like forever and still seeing Mt Ranier in your rear view the whole while.
 
2018-08-09 11:47:22 PM  
Along a stretch of road in eastern Massachusetts

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Almost as good a sight to see as the White Mountains in October!
 
2018-08-09 11:53:40 PM  
Highway 6, Flamboro, Ontario

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There's a Brontosaurus there, too.
 
2018-08-10 01:57:27 AM  
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Fruita Colorado, on the square, done up for Christmas every year.
 
2018-08-10 05:48:57 AM  

Notabunny: Awesome. That's my plan for when I retire. I want to take a drive and see the lower 48. I want to see all the Dino goodies, all the Mystery Spots, all The World's Biggest _______, all the corn and crawdad and garlic festivals. Maybe the next summer I'd go see all the capitals, and the summer after that all the national parks. Pick up a hitchhiker or two and force them to enjoy a Texas cookout before delivering them to their destination. I love this damn place and I want to see all of it. It would be smart to buy a Honda or something that gets good mileage and is reliable, but a '68 Dodge Dart convertible is about all the IQ i can muster.


YOU.  I like you.


/subby
 
2018-08-10 06:30:25 AM  
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This roadside dino doesn't exist anymore.  Prehistoric Forest & Mystery Spot, Marblehead, OH, closed a few years ago.
 
2018-08-10 06:36:08 AM  
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A few more of the Marblehead dinos, which I'm guessing are either in storage or left to rot.
 
2018-08-10 06:48:40 AM  
We visited Dinosaur Park in South Dakota almost every summer when i was a small kid. My parents got each of us a dinosaur to play with in the back of their huge van on the drive there, and we were happy as clams. Some of my strongest childhood memories are of those SD vacations.  Not sure how the attractions would stack up now, but we loved the Reptile Gardens too!
 
2018-08-10 07:31:54 AM  
I remember this giant root beer barrel stand, next to a house sized chicken, and a paul bunyon somewhere as a stop in Indiana as a kid.
 
2018-08-10 09:31:31 AM  
Missing Holbrook, AZ rock shop.
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2018-08-10 09:56:03 AM  
Must be nice to have the time and money to drive around the country taking pictures of tourist attractions.
What most people would consider a vacation, he made his vocation.
 
2018-08-10 11:27:49 AM  
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2018-08-10 12:27:16 PM  
That last one, Dinosaur Park in South Dakota, is an actual park. It's in Rapid City, at the top of the hill that separates the two sides of the town. Great view, and the kids get to play on big concrete dinosaurs. Not exactly a roadside attraction, you kind of have to want to be going there to drive there.
 
2018-08-10 12:31:58 PM  
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Dinosaur World, Kentucky (with none of that Noah's Ark bullshiat).
 
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