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Independence, Kansas: Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

The Corythosaurus from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, along with more dinosaurs and nursery rhyme statues, populate a local park that contains other surprises.

Riverside Park

Wells Drive, Independence, KS
Riverside Park. North side of town, on Wells Drive just east of US Hwy 75.
Park gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

So much to do. Kiddie land was set up in the 1950s and additions continue. Beautiful Swan Pool in the zoo, built in the 1930s. A full size 1050 train engine suitable for climbing, a carousel and a little train. New Veterans Memorial being built.

[Jenny Revitz Soper, 08/31/2017]
Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

A must do, with or without kids. An incredible and free zoo with monkeys, tortoise, wallabies, a fox, a bobcat, a cougar, bears, and more! Also an adorable park for kids.

[Sistas Roadtrippin, 05/07/2017]

Humpty Dumpty.

Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

This park also has a little free zoo with bears and other animals. A great shady stop on your trip. Great for the kids to play.

[Bonnie, 10/18/2013]
Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

Has an old time merry go round, miniature golf and a small train ride around the park. Great for young children.

[Charlie, 05/30/2010]
Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes

In the middle of Riverside Park are these huge dinosaurs, at least two -- a stegosaurus and a brontosaurus -- surrounded by fences. Another interesting thing about the park is that it was where the first monkey sent into space was born. Also, part of the park has a lot of nursery rhyme stuff like three huge bears, a giant pumpkin that an adult can walk into, Miss Muffet in front of a large spiderweb, a huge hippo water drinking fountain, there is so much at this park!

[D'Andre Martin, 02/19/2001]

November 2007: Another dinosaur is here as well -- the Corythosaurus from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

Nearby Offbeat Places

First Pro Night Baseball GameFirst Pro Night Baseball Game, Independence, KS - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Kansas's Oldest Swinging Bridge, Moline, KS - 34 mi.

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