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Boise City, Oklahoma: Life-Size Metal Dinosaur

A looming metal brontosaurus -- a sort of cut-out in 3 dimensions -- stands at the northern outskirts of town.

N Cimarron Ave., Boise City, OK
Just north of town on US Hwy 385/287.
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Cimmy construction.

Life-Size Metal Dinosaur

Learn more about the assembly of this amazing art by visiting the Heritage Center Museum and see photos of the progress.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 05/19/2021]

Dinosaur sculpture.

Life-Size Metal Dinosaur

Metal cut-out sculpture of a dinosaur is visible in the winter.

[Mallory Billings, 03/09/2015]

While cow chip tossers are in deep hibernation, travelers appreciate the any-season tenacity of the brontosaurus north of Beaver.

Metal dinosaur sculpture.

Cimmy the Metal Dinosaur

Can't help but stop if kids are with you.

[Brian, 09/06/2008]

The "Cimmy" the Cimarronasaurus sculpture is 65 ft. long and 35 ft. tall, a size calculated, according to the accompanying sign, "from 80% of bones that were excavated in western Cimarron County in the 1930s."

Metal Dinosaur

I live in Boise City (pronounced Boy City). Our local historian, Norma Gene Young, is responsible for "Cimmie" the dinosaur. It is on Hwy 287, at the north entrance to town. At Christmas, Santa rides Cimmie and lights outline his structure. It is definitely an attraction, and many people stop each year to walk beneath his legs and gaze upward to his head. He is supposed to be life-sized.

[Shelley, 10/13/2005]

July 2008: Erin, another BC native, notes: "The metal dinosaur (in the shape of an Aptosaurus, representing one of the best dinosaur skeletons discovered in the area) is a part of the museum grounds. For the record, it is properly pronounced Boise City (like voice with a "b" in front)."

Steel dino.

Metal Dinosaur

The town of Boise City, Oklahoma has a small local museum. The main attraction, I believe, is the steel brontosaurus, with gag crosswalk signs designed for it.

[john strout, 07/01/2001]

The steel dinosaur is on the western side of town. Boise City is also known for its Replica Bomb Crater.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tin WoodsmanTin Woodsman, Boise City, OK - < 1 mi.
Cimarron Heritage CenterCimarron Heritage Center, Boise City, OK - < 1 mi.
Slab of a Great Sequoia TreeSlab of a Great Sequoia Tree, Boise City, OK - < 1 mi.
In the region:
50-Mile-Long Straight Road, Guymon, OK - 32 mi.

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