Pismo Beach, California: Dinosaur Caves ParkDefunct tourist attraction site is public park with a playground. Kayaks visit the sea caves below.
- Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA
- Halfway between Pismo and Shell Beach on the west side of US Hwy 101. Frontage Rd. and Cliff Ave.
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Dinosaur Caves Park
Took photos while out and about on a day off.[Mike Simpson, 03/29/2013]
Dinosaur Caves Park is named for a giant man-made concrete dinosaur that burned down in the 1960s, and a formation-enhanced "Cavern of Mystery" that collapsed in the 1970s. Both are gone, but the name remains.
This park is located at the old dinosaur caves. A gift shop used to be located there with a huge dinosaur.[Mike, 09/27/2010]
A tourist attraction perched here briefly in 1948, but locals freaked when the owner started to build a huge concrete dinosaur, and it was removed by 1950. There are natural sea caves below the cliffs (accessible by kayak), and an eroded hole up top into the caves. The hole was fenced off after numerous accidental falls by the curious. There is a kids' playground with a few dinosaur eggs and a small dinosaur statue.