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Bellevue, Tennessee: Dinosaurs, Animals Gated In Yard

The statue collection of rich guy George Boedecker. All of the dinosaurs and animals are behind a gated fence. Some are so far away that you'll need binoculars to appreciate them.

Address:
7990 Poplar Creek Rd, Bellevue, TN
Directions:
I-40 exit 196. Drive east on US-70S, then turn right onto Sawyer Brown Rd, then right onto Old Harding Pike, then right onto Poplar Creek Rd. Private property; no trespassing.
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Dinosaurs visible from road.

Dinosaurs, Animals Gated In Yard

Man, I wish you could take pictures with these -- so much fun.

[Nina G~, 03/20/2022]

You must stay on the public road and keep off the private property.

Suburban Dinosaur Sculptures

George Boedecker, founder of the Crocs shoe company, has amassed a collection of sculptures in his front yard, mostly dinosaurs. The downside of this attraction is that his home is on a small two-lane road without a place to pull off or stop.

His gate is often open to provide a better view, but don't enter, it's private property. We just kept turning around and driving by again. Not a place to get out and wander, but definitely something to drive by and say, "Did i just see what I think I saw?"

[garrett parker, 11/18/2020]

Boedecker's "front yard" is the size of a small town. Most of the land is behind a gated fence, but Boedecker has said that he hopes to build a parking area by his driveway entrance so that people can stop.


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