Gila Bend, Arizona: Metal Dinosaurs and Gila Monster (Gone)

One of two gas stations in Gila Bend that displayed metal sculptures of dinosaurs and a Gila monster.

I-8 exit 119 north.
July 2020: Reported gone

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Dino Shell Station on I-8

Leveled to the ground to put in a Pilot Station. Sad news... everything is gone.

[Donna McAfee, 07/24/2020]


Giant Gila Monster

Giant metal lizard and dinosaurs stand at a fuel stop. Rest area, great restrooms and Shell brand fuel on Interstate 8.

[Stephan Parsons, 02/26/2017]


Dinosaurs and Gila Monster

Metal sculptures, dinosaurs in fighting pose, Gila monster with two old John Deere tractors at a Shell Station.

[Donna and Bill Blum, 02/04/2015]

Eye candy for travelers, not a prehistoric site. Large metal sculptures like this are manufactured in Mexico and exported to the dinosaur-infatuated United States.

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