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Half Moon Bay, California: Dinosaurs of Spanish Town

Metal dinosaur statues stand along the highway in a display for Spanish Town.

501 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA
From Highway 101 in San Mateo, head west on Highway 92 until you reach the outskirts of Half Moon Bay. Dinosaurs on left.
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Dinosaurs of Spanish Town

Our favorite dinosaur was one who seemed to be fighting a losing battle with the Ice Plants and Orange Fencing.

[Pjamz5, 12/04/2018]

Rusting scrap metal dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs of Spanish Town

Huge dinosaur sculptures are arrayed in front of a set of shops (offering, among other things, nautical curiosities, vinyl records, and garden supplies) in "Spanish Town."

The statues don't appear to be the work of a local artisan, and most scrap metal dinosaurs produced these days come from Mexico. And they are for sale. But the size and quantity (about a dozen dinosaurs, along with a giraffe and a few other animals) makes this a worthwhile, free prehistoric attraction with lots of photo opportunities.

[ Team, 06/25/2016]
Dinosaurs of Spanish Town

On narrow and winding Highway 92, heading west from San Mateo into Half Moon Bay, just before reaching the downtown area, is a place called Spanish Town. In front, along the highway, are a family of huge metal dinosaurs, rusting, but still in good condition. Spanish Town is home to several artists.

[Jan Norwood, 10/25/2005]

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