PHOTOS: The Best and Weirdest Roadside Dinosaurs
The concrete and plastic dinosaurs beside America's highways can be strange and beautiful. Tell us which one you think is the best
- By Brian Switek
- Smithsonian.com, September 07, 2012
A regular favorite of Dinosaur Tracking readers is the truly strange Dinosaur Kingdom in Natural Bridge, Virginia. Suggested as a top choice for weird dinosaurs by reader Laura Wilson, this tourist trap features a peculiar southern mash-up of dinosaurs and the Civil War—Union Soldiers are chomped on and terrorized by Mesozoic monstrosities. This particular shot, sent in last year by Kathy Krein, features a rather surprised looking cowboy who looks as if he’s only just begun to realize that riding a deinonychosaur was a horrible decision.
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