Bayville, New Jersey: Dinosaur StatueA friendly-looking, modestly sized brontosaurus undergoes occasional wacky paint jobs -- he's in front of a paint store.
House of Paints
- Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ
- House of Paints. On the west side of US Hwy 9/Atlantic City Blvd just north of Anchorage Blvd.
Visitor Tips and News About Dinosaur Statue
The green dinosaur is now a light purple with white and red hand prints all over it.[Steve Mc, 09/25/2009]
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.