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The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – St. Louis, Missouri
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The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – St. Louis, Missouri

Sixty-five million years ago, dinosaurs went extinct. But, in the 1900s, the Bronotsaurus came back. It came back in the form of a gas station mascot: The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur. Sinclair was a popular gas station in the mid 1900s, and distinctive big green dinos were fixtures near their pumps. Most people think that those dinosaurs went extinct in 1969, when Sinclair was acquired by the Atlantic Richfield ...
The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – Gas Station in South Dakota
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The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – Gas Station in South Dakota

If you had a choice of stopping for gas at a gas station with a big green dinosaur or one without a big green dinosaur, which would you choose? Duh. No contest. Obviously you'd choose dino-gas. And that is why Sinclair gas stations are the perfect stop for roadside-attraction loving road trippers: they have the Sinclair Oil Dinosaur. Gas stations are a popular location for roadside attractions to hang ...
Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington
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Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington

The Fremont section of Seattle is home to some pretty weird things (see the giant bridge troll and the statue of Lenin, amongst others). One of the newer additions to the area are two large Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries. These ivy-covered dinosaur-shaped hedges (depicting a mother and child reptile) are a site to behold indeed! Especially, if they aren't completely ivy-covered...

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Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota
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Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota

On May 22, 1936, a herd of dinosaurs officially made their home in Rapid City, South Dakota, and they haven't moved since. No need to feel alarmed though! There is no Jurassic Park situation going on here! This hill-top Dinosaur Park is merely a playground for giant green cartoon-like sculptures — not real reptiles! Rapid City Dinosaur Park was built in 1936 by the Works Progress ...
Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky
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Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky is a museum and park that features giant dinosaur sculptures and educational centers. You can dig for fossils, pan for minerals, play in a dino-themed playground, and hang out with hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs. Fake, I hope. Because no one wants to see any Jurassic Park situations over here. I drove through Cave City a couple years ago, but, unfortunately, ...
Dinosaur Week – Dinosaur Roadside Attractions!
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Dinosaur Week – Dinosaur Roadside Attractions!

It's Dinosaur Week here at Silly America! We love dinos, especially big green fiberglass ones — they are always a site for "saur" eyes! Stay tuned the rest of this week for photos from some of our favorite dinosaur roadside attractions featuring our favorite reptilia! Here's what we're going to feature...

Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky

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