Independence, Kansas: Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

The Corythosaurus from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, along with more dinosaurs and nursery rhyme statues, populate a local park that contains other surprises.

Riverside Park

Address:
Wells Drive, Independence, KS
Directions:
Riverside Park. North side of town, on Wells Drive just east of US Hwy 75.
Phone:
620-332-2512
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Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

A must do, with or without kids. An incredible and free zoo with monkeys, tortoise, wallabies, a fox, a bobcat, a cougar, bears, and more! Also an adorable park for kids.

[Sistas Roadtrippin, 05/07/2017]

Humpty Dumpty.

Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

This park also has a little free zoo with bears and other animals. A great shady stop on your trip. Great for the kids to play.

[Bonnie, 10/18/2013]
Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

Has an old time merry go round, miniature golf and a small train ride around the park. Great for young children.

[Charlie, 05/30/2010]
Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

In the middle of Riverside Park are these huge dinosaurs, at least two -- a stegosaurus and a brontosaurus -- surrounded by fences. Another interesting thing about the park is that it was where the first monkey sent into space was born. Also, part of the park has a lot of nursery rhyme stuff like three huge bears, a giant pumpkin that an adult can walk into, Miss Muffet in front of a large spiderweb, a huge hippo water drinking fountain, there is so much at this park!

[D'Andre Martin, 02/19/2001]

November 2007: Another dinosaur is here as well -- the Corythosaurus from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

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