York, South Carolina: Scrap Steel Dinosaurs

T-Rex was built in 2015 by Pete Kohman on his rural front lawn, made of steel from his scrapped above-ground swimming pool. 12 feet tall, 28 feet long. Also a pterodactyl.

Ernest Rd, York, SC
From US 321 downtown, turn east at the stoplight onto Hwy 161/Old York Rd. Drive east four miles. Turn right onto Ernest Rd. Drive a half-mile. At the first intersection you'll see the T-rex on the right.
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Scrap Steel Dinosaurs

The dinosaur was gone, but the pterodactyl was there, and it's awesome. Keep a keen eye out for some goats.

[Amy Marshall, 04/16/2021]

Scrap metal pterodactyl.

Scrap Steel Dinosaurs

We were in York for the day, and decided to check it out. The T. Rex is not there. The pterodactyl is kinda cool. If you're in the area and like this kind of thing it's ok; I do wish the T.rex was still there.

[Pete Doane, 05/07/2019]
Scrap Steel Dinosaurs

Was just there on 12/29/17....T.rex is not there anymore!

[Chris Whitten, 12/31/2017]

Pool parts pterodactyl.

Scrap Steel Pterodactyl

We drove to York just to check out the awesome T-Rex. Either he's excellent at hiding or he isn't there anymore. The pterodactyl is still visible.

[Strange Carolinas, 02/27/2017]


T-Rex Made of Scrap Steel

The T-Rex is very well made. A great use of materials that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. Very artistic!

[Lisa F, 06/27/2016]

It appears a pterodactyl has been added to the display.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Museum of York County - Taxidermy ParadiseMuseum of York County - Taxidermy Paradise, Rock Hill, SC - 6 mi.
Baseball Water TowerBaseball Water Tower, Fort Mill, SC - 13 mi.
Remnants of Heritage USARemnants of Heritage USA, Fort Mill, SC - 16 mi.
In the region:
Birthplace of Billy Graham, Charlotte, NC - 22 mi.

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