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Dinosaur World [closed]
Beaver, AR

With more than 65 acres, Dinosaur World was once the largest dinosaur park in the world. There were about 100 dinosaur statues along an approximately two-mile route that could be driven or walked. The park was the creation of Ola Farwell and known as "Farwell's Dinosaur Park" when it opened in 1962. The statues were built by Emmit A. Sullivan who also created the famous dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Park in Rapid City, SD. Leo Cate may have created some of that statues as well.

In the early 1980s, Ken Childs took over the park and it became "John Agar's Land of Kong". John Agar was an actor from 1950s science fiction movies and later appeared in the 1976 remake of "King Kong". Childs was a friend of Agar who let him use his name in association with the park. "Kong" referred to the 42-foot-tall fiberglass King Kong that was built when Childs took over the property. Unfortunately, the place has been closed since 2005. In 2011, the gift shop building was destroyed in a fire but the statues were unaffected. For more, see this website. [map]

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