Spring Hill, Florida: Dinosaur Gas Station

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Harold's Auto Center

Address:
5299 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL
Directions:
Harold's Auto Center, Hwy 19. Just south of Weeki Wachee Springs.
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Dinosaur Gas Station

Old-style Florida thrill; get your oil changed inside a 47-foot-tall, 110-foot-long stylized cement Apatosaurus.

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Dinosaur auto care center.

Dinosaur Gas Station

This is a working garage! It is so bizarre to see it pop up right beside the road.

[EC, 01/05/2021]

Dinosaur olive eye.

Dinosaur-shaped Building

This dinosaur/garage is right down the road from Weeki Wachee. It appears to be in good condition. The base has sea foam colored tile near the entrance to the garage's office. It's eyes look like giant olives. It's a good little stretch of Florida roadside fun from the dinosaur to Weeki Wachee to Homosassa Springs.

[Rick Kilby, 01/28/2009]

Spring Hill dino garage.

Gas Station Dinosaur

The Harold's Auto dinosaur was originally a Sinclair gas station in 1964, inspired by the Sinclair Oil mascot prominently featured in ads and on signs since 1930. Near Weeki Wachee Springs, it shares a short stretch of Rt. 19 in Spring Hill, Florida with the Pink Dinosaur a few miles South. Dino, an "Apatosaurus," stands 47 feet tall and is 110 feet long.

[Aaron T. Farr, 08/15/2004]

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Exploding Chicken Sculpture, Tampa, FL - 40 mi.

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