Mountainburg, Arkansas: Climb-Thru Concrete Dinosaurs

Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and T-rex -- designed with hollow sections for kids to climb through. Home-built by Douglas W. Birchfield in 1980. T-rex is 14 feet tall, Brontosaurus is 20 feet long.

Mountainburg City Park

Address:
201 US 71, Mountainburg, AR
Directions:
Mountainburg City Park. West side of US Hwy 71, on both sides of a culvert next to the fire department.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Playground Concrete Dinosaurs

Pretty park. Weird cement dinosaurs.

[Vance Erwin, 11/11/2016]

Dinosaurs have stood in an old fashioned children's playground since 1980 (one was made earlier for a private residence, and probably moved here later). Creator Douglas Birchfield designed ladders onto the brontosaurus and triceratops so kids could climb into the hollow interiors.

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