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Kansas Dinosaurs

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Kiddieland Dinosaur
Leavenworth, KS
The Leavenworth Dinosaur is all that remains of Kiddieland, an amusement park with kiddie rides which was previously located here. I'm assuming this park was from the 1950s or 1960s. This statue is about 25 feet tall. In the early 1990s, the dinosaur's head was vandalized. It was repaired by Leavenworth High School. Around 2002, the Crown Lanes bowling alley was built on the site. The statue was spruced up and repainted at that time.

Corythosaurus
Independence, KS
This Corythosaurus statue in installed in Riverside Park. It was built in 1964 for the Sinclair exhibit at the New York World's Fair in New York City. Unfortunately, the dinosaur's head is pretty much obscured by trees now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

T-Rex Cafe
Kansas City, KS
The T-Rex Cafe opened in 2006 in the Legends at Village West shopping center. There is a 125 foot long dinosaur skeleton in front of the restaurant. Just inside the entrance is an animatronic dinosaur. There are also statues of mammoths, a giant octopus and squid, as well as other dinosaurs scattered throughout the dining area. In 2008, another T-Rex Cafe opened in Orlando, FL at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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