Lemmon, South Dakota: Hugh Glass Bear Battle and Dinosaur Cowboy

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Grand River Museum

114 10th St. W., Lemmon, SD
Grand River Museum. Downtown, on the south side of US Hwy 12/10th St. W., just west of 1st Ave. W. The Hugh Glass sculpture is inside the museum; the Dinosaur Cowboy is outside.
Museum closes for season Sept. 30. (Call to verify)
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Hugh Glass Bear Battle.

Hugh Glass Bear Battle and Dinosaur Cowboy
Dramatic scrap iron sculptures by local artist John Lopez of a cowboy riding a dinosaur and frontiersman Hugh Glass fighting a bear. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/14/2016]

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Cowboy on a Dinosaur.

Cowboy Riding a Dinosaur

Someone went to a lot of work to make this Cowboy Riding a Dinosaur. It's fashioned from scrap metal, bits of old farm machinery, saw blades, etc. If you're heading east on Hwy. 12 through Lemmon, it's on the right hand side of the road.

[Joe Boulter, 08/27/2010]
Dinosaur Bones, Replica Sue Skull

My husband and I recently took a trip to Lemmon South Dakota, We visited the petrified wood park. It is undergoing some new renovations headed by Mr. Max Myhre.

We had a nice visit with him and the park is getting a new face lift While in Lemmon we also found a free non-profit museum which specializes in dinosaur bones found on the curator's ranch south of Lemmon on the Grand River. The Concordia University in Moorhead, Minnesota is heading up digging expeditions , Cleaning up the bones and returning them to the museum. They also have a replica of the head of "SUE" The skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that was found by Faith, South Dakota As well as their dinosaur exhibits they have wonderful exhibits on American natives as well as ranching in South Dakota.

[Marlynda & Jerry Roiger, 08/16/2000]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Petrified Wood ParkPetrified Wood Park, Lemmon, SD - < 1 mi.
Scrap Metal Bronco BusterScrap Metal Bronco Buster, Lemmon, SD - < 1 mi.
Airplane Wind VaneAirplane Wind Vane, Shadehill, SD - 11 mi.
In the region:
Scrap Metal T Rex Sue, Faith, SD - 63 mi.

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