|Virginia Dinosaurs (page 2)|
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White Post, VA
|Dinosaur Land started out in 1962 as the Rebel Korn'r Gift Shop with totem poles in front and four dinosaurs on the corner. The ground sloth and a mammoth are now inside the park but the other two are still out front. Dinosaur Land was built in late 1963 or early 1964 by Joseph Geraci. It continues to be a family-run business. There are 40 figures including about 20 dinosaurs, a 20 tall King Kong, a 70-foot-wide octopus, a 60-foot-long shark, and a cobra. These figures were created by James Sidwell who previously created dinosaurs and other figures for mini golf courses. His praying mantis at Dinosaur Land was a twin to this one which was located in Stoystown, PA. There is also an extensive gift shop on the premises. The dinosaurs are repaired by Mark Cline who has also created several new ones for this park (examples in bottom row). For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]|
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