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California Dinosaurs (page 1)

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Ripley's Believe It or Not
Hollywood, CA
A Bed for You [gone]
Venice, CA
The Ripley's Believe It or Not dinosaur is installed on the roof. He munches on a giant clock. His feet were originally visible below in the interior. They have been removed. The statue has been there since at least 1994. For more, see this website. [map]

This metal dinosaur statue stood in front of A Bed for You when this photo was taken in 2008. By 2012, the store and statue were both gone.

Shine & Brite Hand Car Wash [gone]
Culver City, CA
These three metal dinosaurs were located in front of the Shine & Brite Hand Car Wash when these photos are taken in 2014. By 2015, the statues were gone.

Dinosaur [gone]
Pismo Beach, CA
Dinosaur [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
The Dinosaur in Pismo Beach was at a garden store next to the Giant Clam at the entrance to town. The statue looked like it might have been the work of Larry Williams. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, this dinosaur was gone.

This Dinosaur in Los Angeles and some giant food sculptures were installed on the roof of Carnitas Michoacan #3. The restaurant closed in 2016. The dinosaur statue was removed then.

Dinosaur [gone]
Stanton, CA
This Dinosaur was located at the Reptile Outlet. The statue was previously located at Adventure City in Anaheim, CA. It appeared to be same design as the one above in Los Angeles. These photos are from 2013. By 2016, the statue was gone.

Dinosaurs
La Habra, CA
These three Dinosaurs are installed in front of the Children's Museum at La Habra. There is also a topiary dinosaur which I missed. [map]

Dueling Dinosaurs
Los Angeles, CA
This Dueling Dinosaurs sculpture represents a battling T-Rex and Triceratops. It is installed in front of the Museum of Natural History. The bronze sculpture was created by Douglas Van Howd. It has been at the museum since at least 2004. [map]

Dinosaur [gone]
Bakersfield, CA
This Dinosaur was located at the Hosking Avenue Swap Meet. These photos are from 2012. By 2015, the statue was gone.

Dinosaur & Eggs
Pismo Beach, CA
This Dinosaur and Dinosaur Eggs statues are located at the playground at Dinosaur Caves Park. There are several other animal statues here. The park opened in 2003. There was a life-sized dinosaur sculpture on the property sometime before the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Dinosaurs
Riverside, CA
These Dinosaurs statues are located at the Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center. The Colombian Mammoth, last photo above, is located high on top of a hill nearby. There are other dinosaurs up there which are not shown here. I believe some of these statues were created by Larry Williams. For more, see this website. [map]

Dinosaurs
Santa Monica, CA
These six Dinosaurs are located at the 3rd Street Promenade. These sculptures were created by Claude and Francois LaLanne and installed here in 1989. The topiary sculptures are made from stainless steel and copper. They were designed as fountains with water projecting from their mouths. Only the last two sculptures shown above were operating when these photos were taken in 2013. [map]

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