Bluff City, Tennessee: Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park

Built in Chris Kastner's back yard, an array of life-size dinosaurs, a skeleton-crew pirate ship, and some bloody horror clowns.
1065 Walnut Grove Rd, Bluff City, TN
From Bluff City on US Hwy 19, drive south across the river bridge, then after one mile turn left onto US Hwy 19E. Drive about two miles. Turn left onto Old Elizabethton Hwy. Drive a half-mile. Turn right onto Walnut Grove Rd. Drive two miles. You'll see the little sign for Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park on the left.
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Backyard dino.

Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park

Park with life-size dinosaurs that is open year-round. No admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated. The setting is on a wooded lot with pathways and dinosaurs lurking behind every turn. The dinosaurs are not plastic or paper mache, but almost real, lifelike skin. I thought this would a hokey place to visit, but I was surprised! My 25-year-old daughter and I went there as a lark, but we were greatly surprised how entertaining this was.

[Linda Cauley, 08/18/2016]

Dinosaur lunch break.

Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park

I don't think it can be overstated that this is out in the middle of absolute nowhere. That being said, this is an amazing attraction. It's all built in some guy's backyard, but there are ton of amazingly crafted dinosaur figures. The tour even ends with an animatronic velociraptor display. Worth going out of your way for. The park goes on the honor system and you are welcome to roam the grounds unsupervised.

[Jacob Krejci, 06/08/2015]

Backyard terror.

Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park

Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park is a non-profit attraction started by a local man to share his love of dinosaurs with kids of all ages. There are over 20 prehistoric animals all life-size ( though not always adult specimens ) with more on the way. It has a small picnic area and a gift shop. Admission is free; just make a donation if you want; it all goes back into helping the park grow.

[Chris Kastner, 09/18/2013]

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