Florida Dinosaurs (page 2)

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Sugar Mill Gardens
Port Orange, FL
Sugar Mill Gardens has 12 acres of ruins from an English sugar mill from the 1880s (the Dunlawton Plantation), tropical gardens and five concrete dinosaurs. The dinosaurs were left on the property from "Bongoland" (1948-1952) - an attempt to turn the place into a theme park. Bongoland featured about 20 dinosaurs, "Bongo" the baboon, a human sundial, the sugar mill ruins, and a replica Seminole Indian Village. A small train carried visitors around the park. The dinos were made from concrete on wire frames by M.D. "Manny" Lawrence. The site is now a botanical garden which is frequently used for weddings. For more, see this website.

DeBary, FL
Shell Factory
North Fort Myers, FL
The dinosaur in DeBary was found at a junkyard around 2011 and installed at the Clayton & Sons auto parts store. He was dressed up for different holidays. In 2022, the business was sold and the statue was donated to the City. It was moved to the Splash Pad. The tradition of seasonal outfits will continue. For more, see this website. [map]

The dinosaur in North Fort Myers is installed in front of the Shell Factory. It was created in 2007 by Mark Cline who built about 20 fiberglass dinosaurs for the gift shop/tourist attraction's Day of the Dinosaur exhibit. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Volcano Island Mini Golf
Orlando, FL
These two dinosaur statues are located at the long-closed Volcano Island Mini Golf. [map]

Dinosaur World
Plant City, FL
Dinosaur World opened in 2000 on the former site of an alligator farm (Gator Jungle). Christer Svensson is the man behind it. He used to make dinosaurs for amusement parks in Australia and Japan. There are over 150 life-sized dinosaurs made of fiberglass, steel and concrete. There are equal amounts of cute dinosaur babies and nasty dinosaur battles. Dinosaur World built two other locations after this one in Cave City, KY and Glen Rose, TX. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Florida Dinosaurs:
Goofy Golf (Fort Walton Beach)
T-Rex (Miami) [gone]
Oak Hill, FL: 1, 2 [gone]
Goofy Golf (Panama City Beach)
Goofy Golf (Pensacola)
St. Augustine [vintage; gone]
Sumterville [gone]

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