Connecticut Dinosaurs

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Southington, CT
This Dinosaur statue is about 12 feet tall and is located in the backyard of a private residence. The statue is made of wood, wire mesh and concrete. To the left of the dinosaur, there is a monkey or devil figure with skeleton markings on his chest. There is or was another dinosaur here as well. These statues were built in the late 1950s or early 1960s by Bob Marotto, the former owner of the house. These photos are from 2010. As of 2019, both statues are still there. [map]

Montville, CT
This 14-foot-tall, 32-foot-long T-Rex is nicknamed Monty, most likely after his location. He was built by a concrete artist in Arizona and shipped here in two pieces. Monty was welded together and unveiled in 2000. He stands in front of the Nature's Art gift shop/educational center. They have expanded with the Dinosaur Place: a playground, park with a picnic area, and trails with 16 dinosaur sculptures including a 40-foot-tall brachiosaurus. Monty is sometimes dressed in costumes. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

New Haven, CT
This Torosaurus statue stands in front of Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History. The bronze statue was created by Michael Anderson in 2005. The life-sized statue is 21 foot long and stands on a 13-foot-tall base. [map]

Wells Dinosaur Haven
Uncasville, CT
Wells Dinosaur Haven is the work of Jeff Wells. He began building these fiberglass dinosaurs in his backyard in 1981. There are now about 35 of them. For more, see this website.

More Connecticut:
Triceratops (Middlebury) [map]
Connecticut Children's Museum (West Hartford)

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