Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dinosaur Park in Rapid City, South Dakota


Dinosaur Park, Rapid City, South Dakota

Tyrannosaurus Rex
Brontosaurus in Background

unused, printed in 2003 - but the photo is was taken on, or before the 1950's.

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Dinosaur Park is a tourist attraction in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. Dedicated on May 22, 1936, it contains seven dinosaur sculptures on a hill overlooking the city.  It was created to capitalize on the tourists coming to the Black Hills to see Mount Rushmore.

The dinosaurs were constructed out of 2 inch black iron pipe, with a wire mesh frame and a concrete skin. Originally they were gray in color, but by the 1950s the statues were painted bright green with white undersides.

Admission is free.  The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1990.

2 comments:

The Local Tourist said...

This postcard is a great representation of Rapid City's Dinosaur Park! We are very proud to say that June 1st marks the 75th Anniversary of the park! Thanks for sharing this postcard!
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Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.