Bluff City, Tennessee: Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

Chris Kastner's back yard -- which covers six acres -- is populated with dozens of life-size dinosaurs and "The Funhouse," a haunt attraction only open a few days a year. Both are impressive.
1065 Walnut Grove Rd, Bluff City, TN
From Bluff City drive south on US Hwy 19 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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Underwater backyard terror.

Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park

Fun stop for the family to get out and stretch our legs. New additions were obvious, and we could hear more construction happening.

[Maybelle Steele, 01/19/2018]

Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park.

Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park

The owner is lovely! We found him in the shop and he took us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the carnival!

[Jennifer Kefer, 11/26/2017]


Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park

Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park in November 2017.

[Kelly, 11/16/2017]

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]

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