Dinosaurland 1972-1973

I was sent these pictures of White Post Virginia’s Dinosaurland by reader Tommy Wilson. They were taken in 1972 or 1973.

“I grew up in northern virginia and my dad took me there when I was a kid (about 6 or 7 I recon) I had NO IDEA the place was still there!”

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Dinosaurland – White Post, VA

http://www.dinosaurland.com/
I visited this gem a few years back. This is a classic tourist attraction at its best, populated with giant fiberglass statues of creatures both real and imagined. It was built in the 1960s by Joseph Geraci, and has been in operation ever since.

The attraction features such creatures as the:
Allosaurus
Ankylosaurus
Apatosaurus
Corythosaurus
Diatryma
Dimetrodon
Ground Sloth
Iguanodon
Moschops
Plateosaurus
Polacanthus
Praying Mantis
Protoceratops
Psittacosaurus
Sabre Tooth Tiger
Seventy-foot Octopus
Struthiomimus
Trachodon
Twenty-foot King Cobra
Tylosaurus
Yaleasaurus

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Reader photos

I was sent these photos of Steffen’s Diner by its owner, Steffen Waber of Switzerland.
http://www.steffens-diningcar.com/

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It’s a converted bus, similar to a lunch wagon in concept. From the photos, it looks to be popular to the biker crowd.