Dinah welcomes visitors to Vernal.

Dine-A-Ville Pink Dinosaur

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Vernal, Utah

Aside from Science, Hollywood and TV are responsible for our misconceptions about the lives of dinosaurs. Cartoon versions of dinosaurs are the norm more than the exception.

But we're not complaining. This adorable pink reptile beats seeing a stodgily rendered Apatosaurus at the end of a long day of driving. It's in Vernal, a serious bone dig town, where there are plenty of other accurately rendered statues.

"Dinah" was built by George Morrill in 1958 to advertise his Dine-A-Ville Motel. When it closed in 1999 the pink dinosaur was moved to a hilltop on the east end of town, where she began a second career as a welcome sign for Vernal.

Dine-A-Ville Pink Dinosaur

US Hwy 40, Vernal, UT
East side of town near US 40 on a hill.
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Dinosaur Garden StatuesDinosaur Garden Statues, Vernal, UT - < 1 mi.
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Let's Swim Dinah-saurLet's Swim Dinah-saur, Vernal, UT - 1 mi.
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1940s Roadside Dinosaur, Jensen, UT - 9 mi.

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