The next to last picture marked the end of roadside attractions in the model train hall, but in order to exit the US Botanic Garden, you had to walk through almost the entire conservatory, spread around which were more displays from the Season’s Greenings “Roadside Attractions” exhibit.
Dinosaur Park consists of seven dinosaur statues placed on a hill overlooking Rapid City, South Dakota. Developed by the city along with the Works Progress Administration, its creators hoped the location would attract tourists coming to the Black Hills to visit Mount Rushmore. Most of the dinosaurs depicted are based on fossils that have been found in South Dakota and the western United States. The dinosaurs in the park are Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Edmontosaurus annectens, Protoceratops, and Dimetrodon (technically a synapsid, not a dinosaur). As in the ancient past, time has not been kind to these dinosaurs, and some are missing their teeth and claws.
Building materials: gourds, horse chestnut bark, sponge fungus, willow, eucalyptus pods, coral stick, driftwood
Model train, posted earlier: