The Mannequins of South Dakota

I just got back from a couple of days in South Dakota, hunting for vintage clothing for my store, Vintage Haberdashers, and seeing the sights. SoDak is a land of stunning natural beauty and wonderfully old fashioned tourist traps. These roadside destinations were populated by an amazing array of characters, re-purposed department store mannequins, aging wax figures, secondhand animatronics, and statuary.
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Wall Drug
510 Main St, Wall, SD 57790

Pioneer Auto Museum
503 5th St, Murdo, SD 57559

1880 Town
Interstate 90, Midland, SD 57552

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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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