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Canon City, Colorado: Dinosaur Built by Prison Employees

A colorful spiky stegosaurus was built by a work crew from the Colorado Department of Corrections in 1995. It stood outside of a local tourist information cabin, but was moved to the campus of a community college in 2014.

US Hwy 50, Canon City, CO
Outdoors, on the small Fremont campus of Pueblo Community College, which is about a mile west of town, on the western (southbound) side of US Hwy 50.
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Dinosaur Built by Prison Employees

The former Tourist Information Cabin Dinosaur of Canon City has been moved to the campus of nearby Pueblo Community College. The spiky stegosaurus, 26 feet long and 15 feet high, was built by employees of the Colorado Department of Corrections in 1995 to commemorate several stegosaurus skeletons unearthed near Canon City.

Highway widening threatened the dinosaur, so on August 19 it was trucked crosstown to the college, which will continue to display it outdoors and hopes to improve the display with the addition of replica dinosaur tracks.

[ Team, 08/21/2014]


Tourist Info Dinosaur

I'm outside a tourist information booth at the corner of Hwy. 50 and Dozier Ave.

[Joe Boulter, 10/23/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bird Millman, Highwire DancerBird Millman, Highwire Dancer, Canon City, CO - < 1 mi.
Chrome Bumper WarbirdsChrome Bumper Warbirds, Canon City, CO - 1 mi.
Dinosaur TracksDinosaur Tracks, Canon City, CO - 2 mi.
In the region:
Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Manitou Springs, CO - 35 mi.

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