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Lemmon, South Dakota: Cowboy Rides a Dinosaur

Intricate and fun John Lopez art made of scrap metal portrays a life-size dino-buster cowboy in action.

Grand River Museum

114 10th St. W., Lemmon, SD
Grand River Museum. Downtown, on the south side of US-12/10th St. W. just west of its intersection with 1st Ave. W., at the base of the Grand River Museum sign.
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Cowboy on a Dinosaur.

Cowboy Riding a Dinosaur

Someone went to a lot of work to make this Cowboy Riding a Dinosaur. It's fashioned from scrap metal, bits of old farm machinery, saw blades, etc. If you're heading east on Hwy. 12 through Lemmon, it's on the right hand side of the road.

[Joe Boulter, 08/27/2010]
Dinosaur Bones, Replica Sue Skull

My husband and I recently took a trip to Lemmon South Dakota, We visited the petrified wood park. It is undergoing some new renovations headed by Mr. Max Myhre.

We had a nice visit with him and the park is getting a new face lift While in Lemmon we also found a free non-profit museum which specializes in dinosaur bones found on the curator's ranch south of Lemmon on the Grand River. The Concordia University in Moorhead, Minnesota is heading up digging expeditions , Cleaning up the bones and returning them to the museum. They also have a replica of the head of "SUE" The skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that was found by Faith, South Dakota As well as their dinosaur exhibits they have wonderful exhibits on American natives as well as ranching in South Dakota.

[Marlynda & Jerry Roiger, 08/16/2000]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Hugh Glass Bear Battle SculptureHugh Glass Bear Battle Sculpture, Lemmon, SD - < 1 mi.
Petrified Wood Park MuseumPetrified Wood Park Museum, Lemmon, SD - < 1 mi.
Petrified Wood ParkPetrified Wood Park, Lemmon, SD - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Last Marker of the Yellowstone Trail, Hettinger, ND - 23 mi.

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