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Another Roadside Dinosaur Park Goes Extinct

After entertaining guests for over half a century, Ohio's "Prehistoric Forest" will soon be closing. The roadside attraction—filled with fiberglass dinosaurs and other miscellaneous tourist-trap draws—has had a successful run, but at the end of this year the owners of the park will be putting the d...

The sign for Ohio's Prehistoric Forest. From Flickr user erikadotnet.


After entertaining guests for over half a century, Ohio's " Prehistoric Forest" will soon be closing. The roadside attraction—filled with fiberglass dinosaurs and other miscellaneous tourist-trap draws—has had a successful run, but at the end of this year the owners of the park will be putting the dinosaurs into storage so that the owners can enjoy their retirement. This is sad news for many local people who brought their families to the park year after year, but, then again, there is no shortage of roadside dinosaurs. Even as old parks close, new ones—such as Virginia's Dinosaur Kingdom—will open up to entertain fans of dinosaur kitsch.

Have you visited Prehistoric Forest or seen other roadside dinosaurs? If you have, send your photos to us via dinosaursightings@gmail.com!
About Brian Switek
Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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