Kansas Dinosaurs

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Field Station: Dinosaurs
Derby, KS
Field Station: Dinosaurs features 40 life-sized, animatronic dinosaur statues. The 14-acre park opened in 2018. Unfortunately, the place had closed for the day when I visited and I could only get this single photo through the fence. For more, see this website. [map]

Independence, KS
This fiberglass Corythosaurus statue in installed in Riverside Park. It was built by Louis Paul Jonas in 1964 for the Sinclair exhibit at the New York World's Fair in New York City. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

T-Rex Cafe [gone]
Kansas City, KS
The T-Rex Cafe opened in 2006 in the Legends at Village West shopping center. There was a 125-foot-long dinosaur skeleton in front of the restaurant. Just inside the entrance was an animatronic dinosaur. There were also statues of mammoths, a giant octopus and squid, as well as other dinosaurs scattered throughout the dining area. In 2008, another T-Rex Cafe opened in Orlando, FL at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. The Kansas City location closed in 2017. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Leavenworth, KS



This Dinosaur statue is all that remains of Kiddieland, an amusement park with kiddie rides which was previously located here. "Rex" was built in the 1950s and is about 25 feet tall. In the early 1990s, the dinosaur's head was vandalized and later repaired. Around 2002, the Crown Lanes bowling alley was built on the site. The statue was spruced up and repainted at that time. In 2019, the statue was repainted again. [map]

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