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Jensen, Utah: 1940s Roadside Dinosaur

The Dinosaur Gas Station and Gift Shop is long gone, but its teal-colored cement Tyrannosaurus is still standing.

Smokey's Cafe And Rosie's Kitchen

7682 E. 6000 S., Jensen, UT
Smokey's Cafe And Rosie's Kitchen. On the south side of US Hwy 40, 11 miles east of its junction with US Hwy 191 in Vernal.
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Teal dino.

Teal Dinosaur

A less-than-pretty dinosaur in front of a gift shop, between Vernal and the turn-off for Dinosaur National Park. Not as attractive as the other dinos in Vernal, but busted dinosaurs need love, too!

[Steph, 07/06/2015]

The dinosaur supposedly dates to the late 1940s, when it was built for the Dinosaur Gas Station and Gift Shop (now a cafe). It had a car horn in its mouth that the owner would use to honk at tourists.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Formerly Rideable DinosaurFormerly Rideable Dinosaur, Jensen, UT - 5 mi.
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In the region:
Bricks by Mail, Vernal, UT - 10 mi.

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