America the Weirdiful: Dinosaurs

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Ah, dinosaurs; the quintessential childhood fascination. Apparently, America had a national fascination with them back in the 1960s, and sculptures from this long gone dinosaur renaissance are curiously sprinkled all over the country.


They're everywhere! In California:
T-Rex channels his Hollywood side near Palm Springs, Calif.
  • T-Rex channels his Hollywood side near Palm Springs, Calif.
Is that a veiny brontosaurus head and neck or are you just happy to see me? Found in Cabazon, Calif.
  • Is that a veiny brontosaurus head and neck or are you just happy to see me? Found in Cabazon, Calif.


In Williams, Ariz., parking lots:
Still not sure if those rocks or dino droppings...
  • Still not sure if those rocks or dino droppings...
Because what's more American than a skeleton made of chains?
  • Because what's more American than a skeleton made of chains?


Not dinosaurs, but close, can be found at Porter Sculpture Park:
Speaking of skeletons, South Dakota may not have dinosaurs but they do have dragons!
  • Speaking of skeletons, South Dakota may not have dinosaurs but they do have dragons!
Here we see the indigenous pink Porter dragon, native to this region.
  • Here we see the indigenous pink Porter dragon, native to this region.
#ferocious
  • #ferocious

[jump]In playgrounds, scaring the kids:
Someone get this Kentucky fellow some Proactiv!
  • Someone get this Kentucky fellow some Proactiv!
Put your tongue away, bro. You're creeping out the kiddies.
  • Put your tongue away, bro. You're creeping out the kiddies.

In Charlotte's backyard:
This poor, old sap in Cherokee, NC could use a spit shine.
  • This poor, old sap in Cherokee, NC could use a spit shine.

Watching over us near Mount Rushmore:
No road and no tourist attraction leading out to it, this one is just a big vegetarian in a field, chillin', for no reason.
  • No road and no tourist attraction leading out to it, this one is just a big vegetarian in a field, chillin', for no reason.
This one watches over and makes sure you get to your car safely from the grocery store.
  • This one watches over and makes sure you get to your car safely from the grocery store.


And, finally, in the middle of nowhere with nothing for an hour either way:

This dino-sighting is somewhat legit. Found in the petrified forest in Arizona.
  • This dino-sighting is somewhat legit. Found in the petrified forest in Arizona.

Have you spotted any dinosaurs? Holler if so in the comments!

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BONUS: Spongebob's pad, just because.
Ohhhhhhh, who lives in a pineapple in Death Vall-ey?
  • Ohhhhhhh, who lives in a pineapple in Death Vall-ey?



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