Marshfield, Wisconsin: Jurustic ParkClyde Wynia wants to reconstruct all of the now-extinct creatures from Marshfield's "Iron Age." His wife Nancy creates her own art in a "Hobbit House" on the property.
- M222 Sugar Bush Ln., Marshfield, WI
- Take Hwy 97 north out of town. Turn onto Hwy E at the stop light by WalMart. Go 3.5 miles to Sugar Bush Lane, turn left for one-half mile until you see the sculptures. A small sign directs you where to go.
Visitor Tips and News About Jurustic Park
While traversing to the Hodag, we traveled down West Veteran's Parkway in Marshfield. There to the left we saw a bronze dragon. To see it better, go to the next light, turn left, then turn left at the next street. Go down two blocks and turn left a gain. You'll see him, and you can park on the dirt. We believe he was donated by the Rotary Club.[Mike and Debbi Buike, 05/29/2009]
Probably affiliated with the Justic Park metal figures in town.
Over 250 metal folk art sculptures peer at you from the woods and swamp at Jurustic Park. Meet the sculptor or his wife while you stroll around their front and side yard. Mr. Wynia has created all these sculptures out of found objects, most coming from antique farm equipment. All the sculptures have a lovely red rust patina -- ask Mr. Wynia how they get that lovely patina. Most of the sculptures move when the wind blows or with a slight touch. This is not a hands-off place. Don't miss the peeing frogs.[Margaret Guyette, 06/24/2005]
Artist and amateur paleontologist Clyde Wynia is attempting to reconstruct all the now extinct creatures from Marshfield's "Iron Age." His wife Nancy creates her own art in a "Hobbit House" on the property. December 2007: Recent photo added of Clyde Wynia and some visiting fans.
Very little known site in Wisconsin that is very strange and interesting. Not many people know about it, even people from this area. About 5 miles outside of Marshfield, Wisconsin on Highway E, you come to Sugarbush Lane. It is a U road, which means it just goes around and connects back to Highway E. But on this road there is a strange garden of metal dinosaurs, some huge, some small, that the owner of the house has built over the past course of his lifetime. Sometimes he'll be outside to greet visitors to his strange oasis, and if you ask him why he built them, he'll tell you, "What do you mean why did I build them? I found 'em here, they've been living in this marsh for thousands of years." And you just laugh and keep looking. It is open to whoever decides they want to take a look, you just park your car on the side of the road and walk along the nice little path he has through the garden. There are signs describing some of the dinosaurs.[Matt Olsen, 07/27/1999]
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