Marshfield, Wisconsin: Jurustic ParkAmateur paleontologist Clyde Wynia has filled his property with extinct metal creatures from Marshfield's Iron Age. An impressively dense collection of modern-day folk art -- and Clyde's wife Nancy makes cool art, too.
- M222 Sugar Bush Lane, Marshfield, WI
- From Hwy 97, on the north edge of Marshfield, turn left at the Walmart stoplight onto Hwy E. Drive north 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Sugar Bush Lane. Drive a half-mile. You'll see Jurustic Park on the right; parking is on the left.
- Summer M-Sa 10-4, Su 11-4. Fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify)
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Visitor Tips and News About Jurustic Park
Be sure to make use of the insect repellent available at the entrance.[Amy, 08/25/2014]
The artist, Clyde Wynia, was a delight and did his best to make sure everyone who visited got a personal tour.[Carla Grzybowski, 08/05/2014]
Really cool place, and the old guy who makes everything does a fun tour of his creations! Parking seems to get scarce when it's nice out. We had a nice picnic lunch on the grounds, and the owners didn't mind at all.[Steve, 08/11/2013]
Jurustic Park - Metal Dinosaurs
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]