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Ohio Dinosaurs

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Stegosaurus
Cleveland, OH
This Stegosaurus stands in front of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He is known as "Steggie II". The statue was created by Louis Paul Jonas in 1968. These photos are from 2007. In 2016, the statue was painted a peach color. [map]

Dinosaurs [gone]
Cincinnati, OH
These two Dinosaurs were installed in front of the Cincinnati Museum Center in 2009. They were there for the Dinosaurs Unearthed and Dinosaurs Alive exhibits. By 2011, the statues were gone.

Prehistoric Forest [gone]
Marblehead, OH
This Prehistoric Forest was built around 1963, the same year as the twin Prehistoric Forest in Onsted, MI. Most of the dinosaurs and other creatures at both parks were built by James Sidwell. The Marblehead location also had a train ride and toy rifles for the kids to shoot at the monsters. In the 1980s, this location closed and the statues were vandalized over the years. When it reopened in the mid-1990s, the attraction was scaled back to a walking tour. The statues were restored and many new ones were added. A mini golf course was also added. In 2010, just after these photos were taken, the place closed for good. In 2015, the park and statues were put up for sale. All but two of the statues' heads were removed. In 2020, the property was developed for the Forest RV Park. The volcano and waterfall were restored. The gift shop was converted into a camp store. The two remaining dinosaur heads are used as "selfie stations."

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