Louisville, Kentucky: Triceratops from NY World's Fair

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901 S. 15th St., Louisville, KY
South side of the city, in the industrial district. From US Hwy 60/W. Broadway turn south at the BP station onto S. 15th St. Drive three blocks. You'll see the large brown Great Northern Mfg building on the left. The parking lot is just beyond it, on the left. The Triceratops is at the back of the lot, next to the building. The gate to the lot is open during business hours, but it is private property so please be respectful if you stop by to take a picture.
Gate open during business hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Triceratops from NY World's Fair

One of the nine life-size dinosaurs featured at Sinclair Dinoland, a popular exhibit at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

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Sinclair Dinosaur Exhibit

Soon after the 1964 NY World's Fair, Sinclair brought their Dinosaur Exhibit to the parking lot of the Shelbyville Road Mall. They had a tent set up with a vending machine that for 25 cents would mold plastic dinosaurs as you watched. I still have mine sitting on a shelf in my family room. Good memories.

[Tom Stokes, 11/30/2018]

A handful of those old injection mold machines are still around. The smell of the hot plastic is unforgettable.

Triceratops from NY World's Fair.

Triceratops from NY World's Fair

The Triceratops is locked inside a gate. Facing the wrong way even. Had to squeeze through to get a pic.

[Samantha, 09/24/2018]


Triceratops from NY World's Fair

Visited the triceratops in August 2016. We asked some folks parking their car in the gated lot and they reluctantly agreed to let us in. I think we lucked out, since appears to be on a private business lot.

[Rena, 04/11/2017]

Triceratops from NY World's Fair.

Triceratops from NY World's Fair

The Triceratops statue is still visible in Louisville.

[Christy, 03/10/2017]

Grazing a half century after the World's Fair, and 68 million years after the late Cretaceous period.

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