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

Address:
7682 E. 6000 S., Jensen, UT
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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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.


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In the region:
Seasonally Decorated Dinosaur, Vernal, UT - 10 mi.

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