Dinosaur service station.

Dinosaur Gas Station

Spring Hill, Florida

Fossil fuel vehicles have nothing to fear as long as dinosaur-shaped repair facilities survive. The gas station just south of Weeki Wachee, Florida, is over 100 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 47 feet high. It's a stylized Apatosaurus, built by William Wilkis of New Port Richey because he was a dealer for Sinclair Oil Co. -- no strangers to dinosaur branding. The gas station opened in 1964, although photos suggest the cement dino was under construction ten years before that.

In 1977 Harold Hurst bought the dinosaur, and Harold's Auto Center has operated inside it ever since.


Also see: When Dino Parks Walked the Earth

Dinosaur Gas Station

Harold's Auto Center

Address:
5299 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL
Directions:
Harold's Auto Center, Hwy 19. Just south of Weeki Wachee Springs.
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