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Arizona Dinosaurs (page 2)

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International Dinosaur Park and Museum of the Americas [gone]
Sun Valley, AZ
The International Dinosaur Park and Museum of the Americas was built in 1999 and featured a six-mile long drive through a 6,500 acre park. There were about 14 dinosaurs on display and there were plans to add 20 more. Several of the statues were within view of Interstate 40. The T-Rex statue was added to the gift shop interior in 2004. These photos were taken in 2004. After the museum closed in 2007, several of the statues were relocated in Arizona (see below). A few of the statues were moved to Vantage, WA. I don't know what became of the T-Rex.

Hopi Travel Plaza
Holbrook, AZ
This pair of dinosaurs at the Hopi Travel Plaza came from the International Dinosaur Park and Museum of the Americas (see above). [map]

Dinosaur
Holbrook, AZ
Painted Desert Indian Center
Holbrook, AZ
This lone Dinosaur statue also came from the International Dinosaur Park and Museum of the Americas (see above). It is located right next to I-40. [map]

This pair of dinosaurs at the Painted Desert Indian Center also came from the International Dinosaur Park and Museum of the Americas. The larger dinosaur has been given a much brighter coat of paint. [map]

Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co.
Holbrook, AZ
The dinosaur statues at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood came from the International Dinosaur Park and Museum of the Americas (see above). [map]

Dinosaur
Holbrook, AZ
Dinosaur
Holbrook, AZ
Dinosaur
Benson, AZ
The first Dinosaur statue shown above is located in a downtown parking lot. It came from the International Dinosaur Park and Museum of the Americas (see above). [map]

The second Dinosaur above is about nine feet tall. The original owners were going to use it in their pool shower but they couldn't find a crane big enough to lift it. The bronze sculpture weights five tons. It was donated to the city of Holbrook in 2001 and installed in a park downtown. [map]

The Dinosaur statue in Benson has been installed near the McDonald's since at least 2006. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Dinosaurs
Mesa, AZ
These two Dinosaurs are located at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The bronze statue depicts a life-sized Dilophosaurus. It was created by Michael Trcic in 2002. The inflatable dinosaur was on the roof of the museum when these photos were taken in 2012. I assume that one was temporary. [map]

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