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Dinosaur Trail
Granbury, TX
The Dinosaur Trail statues were originally installed in Moscow, TX at Dinosaur Gardens. Donald Bean began planning his dinosaur park in the late 1950s after he saw the Prehistoric Gardens in Port Orford, OR. The park opened in 1981 with 11 statues. It never caught on and the place closed in the 1990s. After Bean died, the statues were moved to the property of the Dinosaur Trail Cabins & Cottages. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Canadian, TX


This dinosaur is 50 feet long and 17 feet tall. It was created by Gene Cockrell in 1992. He named the dinosaur Audry, after his wife. The dinosaur is installed high on a hill south of town, visible from Highway 83. By 2014, Gene painted the statue green and gold with spots as a tribute to the local high school. By 2016, he had painted the statue bright green. Cockrell also has many smaller cement statues in his yard (see below). For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

dinosaurs and other statues
Canadian, TX
In addition to the dinosaur shown above, Gene Cockrell built these dinosaurs and other statues and installed them in front of his house. He began building them in the early 1990s. For more, see this website. [map]

More Texas Dinosaurs:
Peter Pan Mini-Golf (Austin)
Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston)
Seven Seas (Los Fresnos)
Dinosaur (Terlingua) [gone?]

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