Idaho Dinosaurs

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Dinosaur & Caveman
Shoshone, ID
This Dinosaur and Caveman is located at the Shoshone Ice Caves tourist attraction. The statue was obviously inspired by the comic strip featuring Alley Oop and Dinny the Dinosaur. This statue, the smaller dinosaur, the elephant, and the turtle were originally located at Dinneyland in Bliss, ID. There is also a statue of Chief Washakie. I don't know if that statue was at Dinneyland. I believe all the statues were all built in the 1950s and moved to Shoshone sometime after the mid-1960s. In the 1960s, the elephant was a burgundy-colored woolly mammoth with a yellow face. The turtle and smaller dinosaur were painted a deep green. The smaller dinosaur had paler green spikes. I don't know where the buffalo came from or when it was built. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Dinosaur [gone]
Bliss, ID
This Dinosaur stood in front of the long-closed Bob's Museum, Gift, & Rock Shop. The museum was originally called Bob's Prehistoric City. I would assume from its mouth that this dinosaur must have originally spoken. In 2009, this dinosaur was removed. It is supposedly located in Jerome, ID in the backyard of the artist that made it. For more, see this website.

Bliss, ID
This Dinosaur is installed next to the Oxbow Cafe. It is about six feet tall. The dinosaur at Bob's Museum (see above) was just across the street. According to one source, these two statues may have stood together at one time, as Mama and Baby. However, their styles seem quite different and I have never found photos or postcards to confirm that possibility. [map]

Weiser, ID


This Dinosaur is located at the Snake River Rock Shop. He appears to be made of cement and is well cared-for. The statue was originally painted black. Between 2008 and 2014, the statue was repainted. His mouth was filled in with cement to keep animals out of it. [map]

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