When Brian Switek polled readers about the Dinosaur Capital of the World, he included "Bedrock" as a gag answer. It did pretty well—beating out "Other" but losing, as did Liaoning and Glen Rose, to Drumheller. An
It was sort of surreal to go from one of the most spectacular geologic sites in the world (where I saw fossil sponges and Paleozoic trackways last week) to a kitschy roadside attraction. The cartoon-land colors are faded in the desert sun, and Fred's wooden-wheeled car looks a bit lopsided. But sure enough, there is a dinosaur statue in the parking lot. And some sort of yellow pterosaur behind the wall, perched on a volcano.
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