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Harold's Auto Center
Spring Hill, FL
Harold's Auto Center was built as a Sinclair gas station in 1964. The dinosaur is 110 feet long, 30 feet wide, 34 feet high to its back, and 48 feet to top of its head. It has three arched service bays in the dinosaur's side. The office and green-tile bathroom are under the neck. The gas pumps were removed long ago. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

pink dinosaur
Spring Hill, FL
The pink dinosaur stands in front of Elio's Barber Shop. It was built in 1962 for the Foxbower Wildlife Museum which stood behind it. Restored in 1999, the dinosaur is 22 feet tall and 58 feet long. It is a cross between a brontosaurus and a stegosaurus. [map]

abandoned dinosaur
Brooksville, FL
This abandoned dinosaur project has been here since at least the 1970s. It was built by August Herwede who was inspired by the Sinclair dinosaur statues at the 1964 New York World's Fair. He died in 1967 before he could complete the statue. There were smaller dinosaur statues here as well. One source suggested that this statue might be what's left of "Rain Forest," a 1960s attraction with cement dinosaurs. However, that place was in Sumterville which is more than 30 miles away. [map]

Goony Golf Dinosaur [gone]
St. Petersburg, FL
This Goony Golf Dinosaur remained although the mini golf course was long gone. The statue was restored around 2002. These photos are from 2009. Sometime after that, the dinosaur was painted Army green. In 2014, the building was vacant but the statue was still there. In 2015, the statue was demolished by the new property owner.

For more about Goony Golf courses, see this page.

Goony Golf Dinosaur
Jacksonville, FL
Dinosaur [gone]
Jacksonville, FL
This Goony Golf Dinosaur was declared a landmark and restored in 2007. A strip mall stands behind the statue where the mini golf course used to be. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Jacksonville dinosaur, shown on the right above, stood around the corner from what was Dinosaur Electric. When these photos were taken in 2005, the store was vacant and the dinosaur's fate was uncertain. He may have been part of a Goony Golf course although his proportions seem off. I'm told he was brought here when a course was updated around the mid-1990s. Around 2000, he was "refurbished" and painted green. Goony Golf dinos were usually painted orange. In 2006, the statue was demolished.

Dinosaur
Fort Walton Beach, FL
This Dinosaur stands next to the Boat Marina & Boat Yard. Does anyone know its history? [map]

Recyclosaurus
Tampa, FL
The Recyclosaurus was installed in front of MOSI, the Museum of Science & Industry, in 1993. The statue is 20 feet tall. It is made of wire and orange mesh statue and is filled with recyclable cans and plastic milk cartons. [map]

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