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Louisville, Kentucky: Triceratops from NY World's Fair

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Address:
711 W. Washington St., Louisville, KY
Directions:
Downtown, on a pedestrian bridge rooftop behind the Kentucky Science Center. On the north side of W. Washington St., one block north of US-31W/W. Main St., midway between N. 7th and N. 8th Sts.
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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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Triceratops from NY World's Fair

Not located in its industrial yard any more. Moved to near the science museum in town across from the Louisville Slugger Museum.

[Jeff, 03/27/2023]

The Triceratops was given a fresh coat of paint, a name ("Lottie"), and moved to an inaccessible rooftop.

Triceratops from NY World's Fair

Per a Courier-Journal article on July 15, 2022, the Kentucky Science Center leadership prioritized the project and committed $55,000 to restore the dinosaur and return her to the downtown museum -- this time atop the elevator tower connected to the pedestrian walkway leading from the parking lot to the science center.

[Nicole, 07/25/2022]
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]

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In the region:
Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY - 3 mi.

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