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Bluff City, Tennessee: Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park Team Field Report

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.
Daily 9-7 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Donations greatly appreciated.
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Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park.

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. Report... [03/25/2018]

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Triceratops family.

Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

There are currently over 60 prehistoric creatures at this park, with more coming soon! It is fun to explore all of the life-size dinosaurs and see if you can name each one. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the picnic area, and stop by the gift shop for souvenirs!

[Darla Guidry, 07/26/2023]

Chris Kastner has been filling the six-acre yard with his home-made dinosaurs for years.

Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park.

Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

This place is 110% worth the detour off I-81, but if you venture out during the summertime, bring mosquito repellent. Parking is somewhat limited, and make sure you have cash if you have kids. The entry is donation by cash/Venmo, and there is a small gift shop working off the honor system. No one was visibly working there while we visited.

[Robert Latham, 10/06/2022]

Entrance to the park.

Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

Great little stop; make sure to bring cash. It's free to get in, but they accept donations and have items for purchase at the gift shop.

[Jenna, 07/25/2021]


Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

Don't let the fact that this park is homemade prevent you from visiting. The owner has put a lot of work into this place. Many dinosaurs from various periods are represented. The tiny gift shop operates on the honor system.

[Kristie Lee, 02/23/2019]

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