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Vernal, Utah: Dine-A-Ville Pink Dinosaur Team Field Report

905 E. Main St., Vernal, UT
East side of town, on the north side of US-40/E. Main St.
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Dine-A-Ville Pink Dinosaur

Adorable pink cartoon dino named "Dinah" built in 1958 to advertise a motel. In 1999 she began a second career as a welcome sign for the town of Vernal. Her tail was severed by a runaway vehicle in May 2024, but locals vowed to quickly reattach it. Report...

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Dinah, official greeter for Vernal.

Dine-A-Ville Pink Dinosaur

Drove by this great welcome sign to the town. The dinosaur is clearly a big part of the city, since all of the street name signs have pink dino-silhouettes on them.

[Rustin LaFurney, 08/18/2021]

Dinah, official greeter for Vernal.

Dine-A-Ville Pink Dinosaur

Dinah looks great at night! Her eyeball rotates and welcomes visitors to Vernal westbound on Hwy 40.

[Suz, 04/07/2015]

Dinah, Pink Dinosaur.

Dinah the Pink Dinosaur

Just wanted to send a picture of the new and improved Dinah. She is now holding a card welcoming all to Vernal. And the rest of Vernal has spruced up quite a bit since our last visit eight years ago. Nice town!

[Lisa Teet, 08/06/2006]
Dine-A-Ville Motel - Dinah Moved

Dinah has been moved! The Dine-A-Ville motel is history (for good reason, it appeared), but Dinah has been relocated to the east end of Vernal, UT, still on Hwy 40. It is rumored that she will someday hold a postcard where she once held the motel sign, but until then she is poised to hold something, anything! On a newly landscaped rise, and sporting a fresh coat of dinah-pink paint, her sweet smile and long lashes continue to welcome you to Vernal.

[Rock, 06/25/2000]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Dinosaur Garden StatuesDinosaur Garden Statues, Vernal, UT - < 1 mi.
Bricks by MailBricks by Mail, Vernal, UT - < 1 mi.
Let's Swim Dinah-saurLet's Swim Dinah-saur, Vernal, UT - 1 mi.
In the region:
Fantasy Canyon, Ouray, UT - 28 mi.

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