Brooksville, Florida: Headless Brontosaurus

Like an unfinished novel or symphony, except that it's a dinosaur. By August Herwede, who fell from scaffolding while working on this Brontosaurus in 1967 and later died. He was inspired by 1964's NY World's Fair Dinoland to make his own. Almost.

CR 476, Brooksville, FL
North side of CR476 about 1 mile east of US Hwy 41, north of Brooksville.
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Headless Dinosaur Sculpture.

Headless Dinosaur Sculpture

The headless dinosaur is larger than you think it is.

[Zak, 07/02/2018]

Headless Dinosaur.

Headless Dinosaur of Hernando County

The Brooksville Headless Dinosaur was still there in October 2017.

[Cal, 01/01/2018]

Time and age have removed not only its head, but everything in front of its front legs.

Headless dinosaur.

Headless Dinosaur Sculpture

Huge unfinished, headless dinosaur sculpture that has been there as long as I can remember. First saw it in 1971. It is just off the side of a county highway, easily visible. There used to be more smaller dino sculptures on the same piece of property; this is the only one left. I think it is not damaged, just never finished -- creator died before completion. Strange!

[Eddie, 04/15/2008]

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