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Dinosaur Park, Rapid City, South Dakota

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.

I couldn’t find the building materials for this stegosaurus, but I thought he was sort of cute so am including him.

Dinosaur Park, Rapid City, South Dakota, posted earlier:

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LynnH12-Dec-2017 01:35
How cute!! V
joseantonio11-Dec-2017 20:54
I guess this was an interesting visit.V.
Nick Paoni11-Dec-2017 20:06
So stylish with the pink accents. Cool shot.
Jim Coffman11-Dec-2017 19:31
Very cool image, Helen...
victorswan11-Dec-2017 19:31
An amazing dino with this pink color flaps on is back, very funny Helen well done great image BV
Patrick Goossens11-Dec-2017 19:22
It's hard to believe that there has been a dinosaur with this pink color. He is cute as you say.
Charlene Ambrose11-Dec-2017 19:20
Great image of this dinosaur - like the colors they used. V