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Dinosaur
Portland, OR
This Portland Dinosaur is 65 feet long and 21 feet high. He was installed in front of OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) during their China's Ancient Giants exhibit in 2008. This Mamenchisaurus is the longest-necked dinosaur that ever existed.

Thunderbeast Park
Chiloquin, OR
Thunderbeast Park was a dinosaur park built in 1962 that focused on the lesser known dinosaur species. There were about a dozen statues. It is believed that Ernie Nelson who created the Prehistoric Gardens was the artist behind these figures. The Park went bankrupt in the 1990s and many of the dinosaurs were sold. The rest of them sat abandoned for many years. In 2000, the property was bought by Hub City Chrome. In addition to this guy by the road, there are a few dilapidated dinosaurs behind the building. However, the owners are not at all welcoming to visitors wishing to take photos. For more, see this website.

Dinosaur [gone]
Mount Angel, OR
The Mount Angel dinosaur was installed at a roadside fruit stand. There was no identification but he looks 1950s or 1960s to me. He might have been an Ernie Nelson creation. Unfortunately, he burned down in 2002. [photo thanks Steve Sabatka]

Nessie
Newport, OR
Nessie is the nickname for this statue representing the Yaquina Bay Sea Monster that was caught in 1992. The 20 foot long statue is on display at Aquarium Village, a complex of retail shops. The sea monster is believed to have been a Kronosaurus Queenslandicus or Crown Lizard, now extinct. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

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