Cabazon Dinosaurs, also referred to as the World’s Biggest Dinosaurs of Palm Springs, are sculptures created by former Knott’s Berry Farm artist Claude Belle, who passed away in 1988. Both Dinny the Dinosaur, a a 150-ton Brontosaurus, and Mr. Rex, a 100-ton Tyrannosaurus rex structure, are located to the west of Palm Springs, in the city of Cabazon, California.
Mr. Rex is huge! Check him out:
That’s me sitting on its left.
These sculptures are actually hollow, so visitors can climb up the spiral staircase to reach the mouth of Mr. Rex. Look at its teeth!
I’m not afraid 😉
Dinny the Brontosaurus actually serves as the ground’s gift shop, free museum and visitor welcome center. I was introduced to the new owner’s philosophy behind this roadside attraction during my brief visit of Dinny’s interior: Creationism. Intrigued by what the Cabazon Dinosaur folks had to say, I agreed to visit their neighboring open-air museum with realistic looking and moving dinosaurs. Robot dinosaurs? Learning something new? Well worth the admission price.
The visit was quite interesting. Before coming here, I have never met a person (or a group of people) who were actual Creationists. I was impressed by the craftsmanship of these life-like dinosaurs. Whether the likes of them co-existed with us humans, though?
No, but it would have have been cool to see these magnificent creatures roam the Earth.
Thank goodness this is only a replica of the now extinct dinosaur. Don’t eat me!
Cabazon Dinosaurs/World’s Biggest Dinosaurs
50800 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
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