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Gila Bend, Arizona: Gas Station Dinosaurs

Made of welded sheet metal, which makes the dinosaurs look a little like robots.

942 E. Pima St., Gila Bend, AZ
From Interstate 8, take the Butterfield Trail off-ramp. Go north about 2.5 miles. Highway 85 at Highway 10 intersection.
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Scrap metal dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs at the Shell Station

While this was previously described as a destination to see a metalwork cactus, snake, and dinosaur, we found that the snake and cactus had retired and were replaced with a whole herd of dinosaurs. The brontosaurus, likely the oldest construction, is a destination in itself -- now completely covered in stickers.

This is a wonderful place to stop for selfies with these larger-than-life monsters.

[Sierra H., 01/09/2021]

Snake and dinosaur.

Dinosaur, Cactus, Snake, Gila Monster

I didn't see the cactus, just the dinosaur and snake. Both have been painted an undesirable shade of brown...looks like to cover graffiti?

[CS, 05/08/2016]

Gila Bend snake.

Dinosaur, Cactus, Snake, Gila Monster

The snake is in good shape now.

[Kat, 05/18/2012]

Broken snake.

Dinosaur, Cactus, Snake, Gila Monster

Snake is either broken or going through a crisis.

[Mike, 05/01/2011]

Dinosaur statue.

Dinosaur, Cactus, Snake, Gila Monster

At the edge of the road is a dinosaur, saguaro cactus, giant rattlesnake and a gila monster statue in the front of a gas station/Subway restaurant. Wanting a little shade on a 110 degree day, my grandson found some - under the dino!

[Pauline Schoeneman, 07/04/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Stovall's Space Age LodgeStovall's Space Age Lodge, Gila Bend, AZ - < 1 mi.
9/11 Memorial - Beam9/11 Memorial - Beam, Gila Bend, AZ - < 1 mi.
Gila Bend Welcome SignGila Bend Welcome Sign, Gila Bend, AZ - 2 mi.
In the region:
World's First Retirement Community Museum, Sun City, AZ - 51 mi.

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