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Texas Dinosaurs (page 3)

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dinosaurs [gone]
Glen Rose, TX
2011: 2018:
These two dinosaurs were located in front of the Visitors Center. They appeared to be relatively modern. The smaller dinosaur was repainted sometime after 2013. By 2018, the building was vacant and the statues were gone.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Glen Rose, TX
These three dinosaur statues are located at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. They have been there since at least 2009. [map]

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Glen Rose, TX
Dinosaur Valley State Park features a 45-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus Rex and a 70 foot tall Apatosaurus. The statues were built by Jonas Studios for the 1964 New York World's Fair. During the World's Fair, the Apatosaurus had a moving neck and the T-Rex had a jaw that opened and closed. These parts were made stationary before the statues went on a road tour after the Fair. The statues were donated to the State Park in 1970. In 1987, Texas Parks and Wildlife had the Apatosaurus head replaced to conform with modern findings. However, it looked too small to people and in 1995, it was changed back to the original version. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Dinosaur World
Glen Rose, TX
Dinosaur World has over 150 life-sized dinosaur statues. This park opened in 2008. It is the most recent in the chain with two other locations in Cave City, KY and Plant City, FL. [map]

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