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Watkins Glen, New York: Winery Dinosaurs

More than a dozen life-size and lifelike dinosaurs populate the lawn at a Watkins Glen winery. Brought in for a Christmas display in late 2020, and still around.

3380 County Rd 28, Watkins Glen, NY
Northwest of town. Drive west on 4th St. until it turns into Steuben St., then bear right onto Lee St./NY-28. Follow NY-28 for 1.5 miles to the winery, on the right.
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Temporary dragon and castle.

Winery Dinosaurs

It's as if the family that owns the vineyard decided "You like dinosaurs? Wait until you get a load of this!" and are putting up hundreds of semi-permanent giant sculptures. They will be lit up beginning in October when it gets dark. They are discussing both walk-through and drive-thru possibilities. It's mind-boggling the number they already have up. It includes a little yellow submarine and it's big brother, sharks, castles, pyramids, not to mention a dragon and a phoenix.

[Jenn Burke, 10/07/2023]

"Semi-permanent" sounds one step more reliable for travelers than "inflatable," but seems like the dinosaurs will always be there!

Winery Dinosaurs in the woods.

Winery Dinosaurs

In addition to the already noted dinosaurs here, there are even more standing in a little patch of woods across the dirt road. Although some look like they're in storage, others are arranged in scenes.

[Robert Weaver, 09/20/2021]

Winery Dinosaurs.

Winery Dinosaurs

They made for some great funny photos, and the wine was good too!

[Karen K, 08/18/2021]

Run for your life! And tilt that bottle down to keep the cork moist.

Wine dino.

Disc Golf Dinos

More than a dozen life-size dinosaurs in excellent condition adorn the lawn at Castel Grisch Winery -- along with cornhole and (complementary) disc golf. Gorgeous views!

[Jennifer Kefer, 07/22/2021]

Winery Dinosaurs.


A whole bunch of Jurassic-Park-style dinosaurs are in a field next to the Castel Grisch Winery.

[Dezeree, 07/22/2021]

Nearby Offbeat Places

World's Smallest DinerWorld's Smallest Diner, Watkins Glen, NY - 2 mi.
National Soaring MuseumNational Soaring Museum, Elmira, NY - 19 mi.
Ghost Deer and Atom BombsGhost Deer and Atom Bombs, Romulus, NY - 25 mi.
In the region:
Site of First Ice Cream Sundae, Ithaca, NY - 21 mi.

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