|Dinosaurs Outside the U.S. (page 1)
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|Crystal Palace Park
|Dinosaurs statues first appeared in England in 1854 when Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins made some dinosaurs in what is now London's Crystal Palace Park. They were restored between 2001-2003. There are 14 figures on the "Prehistoric Monster Trail". The originals, made of brick and concrete over iron frames, were replaced with faithful fiberglass reproductions. These rhinoceros-like creatures were based on very inaccurate and incomplete remains. After the success of this project, Hawkins came to New York City and began building dinosaurs for Central Park. However, before they were completed in 1871, they were partially demolished and buried there. [photos thanks Libby Hall]
|This Triceratops was installed in Odette Sculpture Park in the 1990s. The statue may have previously been installed at the Niagara Falls Museum. It was ordered from Jonas Studios and produced from the same mold as the 1964 New York World's Fair statue. After being vandalized, the statue was removed around 2020.
|Flamborough Patio Furniture
|These dinosaurs and other statues are installed at Flamborough Patio Furniture. The tall dinosaur's head was missing in 2018. That statue was gone by 2019. The dinosaur in the top right was still there in 2022. I think the other statues are gone but there are some new ones. For more see this website. [map]
|The Calgary Zoological Society's Natural Historical Park is now known as Prehistoric Park. Construction of the first dinosaur model began in 1932. "Dinny", the 35-foot-tall brontosaurus shown above, remains today. Prehistoric Park officially opened in 1937 and there were additions in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, the Park has about 30 life-sized dinosaur models. For more, see this website.
|World's Largest T-Rex
The World's Largest T-Rex was built in 2000. It is 85 feet tall (a real T-Rex was only about 15 feet tall). There is a stairway inside leading visitors to the observation deck in its mouth. From the photo inside the mouth, you can see the 20-foot-tall T-Rex shown in the first row of photos. In 2020, it was announced that the statue would be restored. This smaller dinosaur was built in 1960 by Tig Seland and moved here in 1992. [map]
Dinosaur remains were discovered in Drumheller in 1884. Drumheller is in the middle of the Badlands and is claims to be the Dinosaur Capital of the world. In the 1950s and 1960s, the town started promoting its dinosaur heritage. Tig Seland sculpted fiberglass and cement dinosaurs for Prehistoric Park. When the park closed, these sculptures were saved and installed around town. The murals of Francis Porter from the same time period have also been preserved. The dinosaur with the flames in the bottom row stands in front of a motorcycle dealer. [bottom three rows of photos thanks Jan Normandale]
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