Bayville, New Jersey: Dinosaur Statue

A friendly-looking, modestly sized brontosaurus undergoes occasional wacky paint jobs -- he's in front of a paint store.

House of Paints

Address:
Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ
Directions:
House of Paints. On the west side of US Hwy 9/Atlantic City Blvd just north of Anchorage Blvd.
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Paint store dinosaur. Paint Store Dinosaur

The green dinosaur is now a light purple with white and red hand prints all over it.

[Steve Mc, 09/25/2009]
Bayville dinosaur. Dinosaur

If you have a thing for the giant champagne bottle, be sure to go a half mile further south on Route 9. On your right you will see a approximately twelve foot sculpture of a green dinosaur. It's a landmark here.

Someone crashed into the dinosaur a few years ago. Once it was repaired they painted it purple to give it a new, modern, Barney look?! I believe they painted it green again, because no one could give proper directions without the "green" dinosaur -- the purple dinosaur just didn't cut it.

[Gail Hickey, 12/21/2004]

April 2007: The concrete dinosaur has been in Bayville along Route 9 since 1932, according to the local historical society, and has stood in front of the House of Paints since 1957. It was recently renamed "Virginia" as part of a local student naming contest. As reported in the Ocean County Observer, "Virginia" is now covered with red, white and blue painted handprints.

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