Skip to Main Content

West Salem, Wisconsin: Dinosaur Skeletons

Three upright dinosaur skeletons stand inside a fenced-in display area in the middle of a grassy field.

Buol Rd, West Salem, WI
I-90 exit 12. Turn south, drive to the BP gas station, then turn right onto Buol Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the dinosaurs on the left.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Dinosaur Skeletons

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Dino skeletons.

Dinosaur Skeletons

Three dinosaur skeletons stand in a fenced in area: two T-rex and a Brontosaurus. A surprising little find when you are speeding toward crossing the mighty Mississippi River.

[Bruce-e, 06/29/2013]

Is the fence to keep intruders out -- or dinosaurs in?

Dinosaur Skeletons

Between Sparta and LaCrosse on I-90 are two dinosaur skeletons perched on the side of a hill on the south side of the highway.

[Jon Lachky, 05/03/2003]

The skeleton population is up to three. They appear to be made of white-painted metal, and stand inside a fenced display area, inviting the curious to come up and look. Each dinosaur foot stands on an individual cement pedestal, which seems a little precarious for big things made of bones.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Cat With Donation Yarn BallCat With Donation Yarn Ball, Onalaska, WI - 5 mi.
Sunny the Giant SunfishSunny the Giant Sunfish, Onalaska, WI - 8 mi.
Big Rural ChickenBig Rural Chicken, Holmen, WI - 8 mi.
In the region:
Bossie Mootel - Barn Sign, La Crosse, WI - 10 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Wisconsin Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, Louisiana (May 20-26, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings