Asheville, North Carolina: Dino Kinetics (Gone)

Gallery exhibit of sculptor John Payne's kinetic dinosaur and bird marionettes, built from scrap steel.
From Asheville, south on I-26 to Long Shoals Road - Exit 37. Turn left at end of ramp, then left at McDonalds into Biltmore Park Town Square. Turn Left at roundabout. Diagonally across from Barnes & Noble.
May 2011: Reported gone.

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Dino Kinetics

Suite 170 in building 8 is empty. Sadly, this exhibit seems to be gone.

[Paul, 05/03/2011]

Dino Kinetics.

Dino Kinetics

Big metal dinosaurs! It's only 3-5 minutes from I-26. Learn the artists story and it's even better.

[Rebekah, 08/19/2010]

Not a tourist attraction. But if you don't mind seeing scrap metal dinosaurs in a gallery...

Dino Kinetics

Not really a roadside oddity. Not worth the detour.

[Stephanie, 07/01/2010]
Dino Kinetics

Museum showcasing the life work of now deceased local sculptor John Payne: 15 massive kinetic dinosaur and bird marionettes built from scrap steel. Hauntingly beautiful hand-built sculptures set in motion via complicated systems of winches, pulleys and steel cables. Inspiring feat of unschooled intuitive engineering. Visitors can operate the machines using video game controllers. 45 foot Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Set up by the artist's apprentices and run by the family.

[Chas Llewellyn, 06/19/2010]

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