Skip to Main Content

Wharton, Texas: Big Green Dinosaur

A friendly home-built brontosaurus welcomes visitors to Dinosaur Park.

Highway 183, Wharton, TX
On Highway 183 just before the bridge. Inside "Dinosaur Park" (look for the large banner sign).
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Big Green Dinosaur

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.


Big Green Dinosaur

A little gray with age now (instead of green). The Apatosaurus is in great shape and construction project is long complete. Great community garden adjacent at historic house.

[NomadikCulture, 01/24/2021]
Big Green Dinosaur

Fenced off construction area. Can only view the backside of the dinosaur.

[Sarah Danford, 03/15/2018]
Big Green Dinosaur

I stopped by to see the dinosaur but he wasn't accepting any visitors. The area is closed off with fencing due to a construction project.

[Omni, 01/20/2018]


Big Green Dinosaur

Not very green anymore, a little faded from the sun. But still cool to take pics.

[Tina, 05/19/2013]


Big Green Dinosaur

We passed this dinosaur on our way to Corpus Christi for the weekend. He seems happily at home in the small town park.

[Laura, 06/19/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tee Pee MotelTee Pee Motel, Wharton, TX - 3 mi.
Chariot and Winged ManChariot and Winged Man, Sealy, TX - 32 mi.
Alligators Roam FreeAlligators Roam Free, Needville, TX - 29 mi.
In the region:
Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Santa Claus Museum, Columbus, TX - 38 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Texas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Congressional Cemetery: A Not-Grave Graveyard, Washington, DC (Feb 19-25, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings