Santa Fe, New Mexico: Life-size Brontosaurus FamilyAll that's left of a much larger display created by the late Larry Wilson, who made headlines by stuffing an Osama bin Laden into the mouth of a 14-foot-tall T. rex. Bin Laden's gone; the Bronto family remains. Another dinosaur pops out of a nearby building.
- Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM
- I-25 exit 278. Drive south on Hwy 14/El Camino Real/Cerrillos Rd for a quarter-mile. Turn left at the light onto Racho Viejo Blvd, then immediately turn left again. This road becomes Dinosaur Trail; follow north for one mile. The dinosaurs will be on the right, in front of a stucco storage building set back from the road.
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Visitor Tips and News About Life-size Brontosaurus Family
The Brontosaurus family trio is still on display along the Dinosaur Trail. Nearby is a building with another dinosaur appearing to burst from its corrugated metal side.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/06/2014]
Across the street from the brontosaurus family is a warehouse with a T-Rex busting out of the walls.[Harold S Hall, 09/30/2011]
These are what remain of the creations of the late Larry Wilson, who built dinosaurs in the 1980s out of polyurethane foam covering skeletons of welded rebar and wire mesh (from screen doors). Wilson had his 15 minutes of international media fame in 2001 after he crammed an Osama bin Laden dummy in the jaws of his T-rex.