California Dinosaurs (page 3)

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Queen's Motel
Victorville, CA
This concrete dinosaur stands next to the Queens's Motel. Does anyone know the history of this statue? [map]

Bob the Dinosaur
Alpine, CA
Bob the Dinosaur is all that remains of Dinosaur Land which was opened in 1962. This statue was built around 1963. There were at least 10 dinosaur statues built by William Swan. There were also kiddie rides and a pool. The park was closed by 1964. At least one of the dinosaurs was relocated but no one knows where it went. The statue is tucked away behind some mobile homes and a retaining wall now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Dinosaur [gone]
Corning, CA
This Dinosaur statue is installed in someone's front yard. In 2019, the statue was on all fours. By 2022, the house and the dinosaur were gone.

Joshua Tree, CA
2013: 2022:
These metal dinosaurs stand in front of what appears to be a residence. There was previously a business here known as Desert View Homes. The first two dinosaurs in the top row are now missing the fins on their backs. [map]

Diner-saur Park
Yermo, CA
Diner-saur Park is located behind Peggy Sue's 50's Diner. These statues were installed sometime after 1987 when the restaurant reopened. For more, see this website. [map]

Apple Valley, CA
These dinosaurs were built in the early 1970s for what was to be a mini golf course. The project was never completed. More than 30 statues were built from concrete over chicken wire and rebar. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Green Forest Car Wash
Los Angeles, CA
This Green Forest Car Wash has several dinosaur statues. It opened around 2014. The sign previously advertised for a car dealership. There are other dinosaurs at some of the other Green Forest locations in the Los Angeles area. [map]

Bonita, CA
These Glarfs are hybrids of dwarfs and dinosaurs. They were created by a high school student in 1959 as an anniversary present for his parents. The artist, Jerry Lee Gauss, died in a car crash four years later. The statues were originally installed in front of his house. In 1999, they were moved to their current location in the Bonita Village Shopping Center. The blue Glarf is named Rangui while the yellow one is Rumbi. The statues were being restored when these photos were taken in 2023. For more, see this website. [map]

More California:
Disneyland: 1, 2, 3 (Anaheim)
Benny/Dixie (Benecia & Dixon) [gone]
Magic Carpet Golf (Carnelian Bay)
Pee Wee Golf (Guerneville)
Lost World (Scotts Valley) [vintage; gone]
Magic Carpet Golf (South Lake Tahoe)

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