Indiana Dinosaurs

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Millie the Dinosaur
Evansville, IN
Millie the Dinosaur was built in 1976 and originally installed inside the Children's Museum in Indianapolis. There, the statue was painted grey and known as Rex. It was moved outside in 1988. In 2006, this 35-foot-tall T-Rex statue was donated to the Children's Museum of Evansville. It was restored and repainted and pointed the way to the museum. In 2020, the statue was moved to Mickey's Kingdom Park as part of Millie's Downtown Dino Trail. [map]

Children's Museum Dinosphere
Indianapolis, IN
The Children's Museum Dinosphere opened in 2004. It features fossils, a hands-on dig, and dinosaur art. It is the largest dinosaur exhibit in the country occupying the space of the former Cinedome Theatre. The dramatic exterior features a mother alamosaurus and her two babies crashing through the museum's wall. Brian Cooley is the artist that created them. They dinosaurs are named Yvonne, Greg and Diana after Yvonne Shaheen, one of the donors, and her children. In 2009, two more dinosaurs (photo bottom right) were added to the museum's welcome center. [map]

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