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Joshua Tree, California: Metal Dinosaurs (In Transition)

Four metal dinosaurs woo potential buyers of manufactured homes in the desert. Mama and baby Brontosaurus, and two toothy meat-eaters. Currently gone; new dinosaurs may arrive in 2024.

East edge of town. On the north side of Hwy 62/Twentynine Palms Hwy, a little over a mile east of the stoplight in downtown Joshua Tree.
Currently gone, but new dinosaurs may arrive in 2024,
In Transition

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Metal Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs are no longer there!

[Mark, 12/03/2023]

The business that owned the dinosaurs moved and took them away. The property owner told us that people were sad, so she plans to bring in even more dinosaurs some time in 2024.


Metal Dinosaurs

The dinos are still there, overlooking Twentynine Palms Hwy. There is a new one on the side of the property that is easy to walk to.

[Jarrod M, 05/23/2015]

Metal dinosaurs.

Metal Dinosaurs

There are metal dinosaurs by the side of the road on 29 Palms Highway. They are there to get attention for a company that manufactures homes.

[Julie Mangin, 04/26/2010]

Interesting how dinosaurs -- of both cartoon and serious lineages -- have been pressed into service promoting just about any business. Perhaps the idea here is: "If it's this easy to build an extinct but elegant creature... a manufactured home is no problem!"

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