Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Sinclair Dinosaur

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Sinclair dino. Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Sinclair Dinosaur

Green fiberglass versions of "Dino," the official Sinclair Oil dinosaur mascot, are turning up at more gas stations and convenience stores serving the Sinclair brand. The addition of the 12-ft. long, 5-ft 10-in. tall statue is voluntary for the businesses, where local signage and zoning laws permit. In Cedar Rapids, five of ten stores owned by the Hawkeye Oil Co. have added them recently. [Thanks to Dan for the tip]

They're not big as far as dinosaur statues go, but it's a convenient photo op while refueling. The statue pictured here by tipster Leah Alex is from one of the many Sinclair-Bosselman Travel Centers along her Route 80 cross-country trip through Iowa in 2007.

An original Sinclair dinosaur can be found along I-80 in Moscow, Iowa, there since the 1970s.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/14/2007]

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