Brainerd, Minnesota: Jurassic Auto Wash Dinosaurs (In Transition)

The dinos have left the world of cars and now loiter along a miniature train ride.
Address:
17553 State Highway 18, Brainerd, MN
Directions:
Part of Paul Bunyan Land at This Old Farm Pioneer Village. 7 miles east of town on Hwy 18.
Status:
In Transition
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Triceratops statue.

Jurassic Auto Wash Dinosaurs

The Jurassic-themed Auto Wash went out of business. The bank reclaimed the property with the dinos and sold the whole works to a local auto dealer. The auto dealer sold the dinosaurs to Paul Bunyan Land (This Old Farm in Baxter/Brainerd).

The dinos are now part of the scenery for the little train ride. Al Radamacher (owner of Paul Bunyan Land) plans to have the dinos refurbished this winter. Josh Porter of Avalon Studios will be doing the work.

All of the dinos need work, except for the large Triceratops, which was has already been refurbished by Avalon studios.

[Josh Porter, 07/25/2008]

Sept 2011: The triceratops is at a BP station west of Elk River.

Jurassic Auto Wash

Jurassic Auto Wash - Gone

Near Brainerd there is an interesting little car wash/gas station with statues of various dinosaurs in front.

[Holly Diestler, 12/13/2005]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Babe the Blue OxBabe the Blue Ox, Brainerd, MN - < 1 mi.
Giant Sitting, Talking Paul BunyanGiant Sitting, Talking Paul Bunyan, Brainerd, MN - < 1 mi.
Crenelated Water Tower - Bunyan's FlashlightCrenelated Water Tower - Bunyan's Flashlight, Brainerd, MN - 8 mi.
In the region:
Welcome Center Paul Bunyan, Brainerd, MN - 15 mi.

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