Texas Dinosaurs (page 2)

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Mangiasaurus Rex
Austin, TX
dinosaur sculpture
Austin, TX
This Mangiasaurus Rex statue was originally located at Mangia Pizza. I'm not sure when he first appeared but he was there by at least 2004. When the pizza shop closed in 2007, the statue was moved to the roof of the Wheatsville Food Co-Op. For more, see this website. [map]

This bronze dinosaur sculpture is located at the Zilker Botanical Garden's Hartman Prehistoric Garden. The life-sized, eight foot tall sculpture represents an Ornithomimus. It was created by John Maisano in 2002.

El Paso, TX
Trinity Lutheran Children's Center
Fort Worth, TX
This Dinosaur in El Paso stands in front of the former Little Dinos Daycare. It has been there since at least 2007. The building has been vacant and the Dinosaur's neck has been broken and his head missing since around 2015. This photo is from 2017. [map]

The dinosaur in Fort Worth at the Trinity Lutheran Children's Center is located behind the fence in the playground area. This photo is from 2011. By 2014, the dinosaur had been painted bright green. [map]

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Fort Worth, TX
There are three dinosaur statues located outside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The first two dinosaurs shown above have been there since at least 2007. They were built in 1993 by the Larson Company. The third dinosaur, installed in 2009, is a topiary dinosaur, named Ferns Worth. It is 12 feet tall and 62 feet long. This statue represents the Paluxysaurus jonesi, the State Dinosaur of Texas. [map]

Forney, TX
Glen Rose, TX
This dinosaur in Forney was located at De Ridder Antiques when this photo was taken in 2011. I don't know if this statue is still there. It appears to be modern.

These two dinosaurs in Glen Rose are located in front of the Visitors Center. They appear to be relatively modern. [map]

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Glen Rose, TX
Dinosaur Valley State Park features a 45 foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex and a 70 foot tall Apatosaurus. The statues were built by Jonas Studios for the 1964 New York World's Fair. During the World's Fair, the Apatosaurus had a moving neck and the T-Rex had a jaw that opened and closed. These parts were made stationary before the statues went on a road tour after the Fair. The statues were donated to the State Park in 1970. In 1987, Texas Parks and Wildlife had the Apatosaurus head replaced to conform with modern findings. However, it looked too small to people and in 1995, it was changed back to the original version. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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