Murdo, South Dakota: Skeleton Man Walking Skeleton Dinosaur

Exit ramp, drive-by sculpture for those who've never seen a human skeleton walking a T-Rex skeleton before.
I-90, Murdo, SD
On the westbound side of I-90, just before exit 170.
No stopping along interstate.
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Skeleton walking dinosaur skeleton.

Skeleton Man Walking Skeleton Dinosaur

Skeleton man walking skeleton dinosaur - A must-see with an easy pull-over on I-90, just before the 1800 Town exit.

[Vicki, 07/25/2014]

Man walking dinosaur.

Man Walking his Dinosaur on a Leash

The skeleton man with his ax in hand is still walking a dinosaur to the Original 1880 Town. While it is difficult and dangerous to take a photo of the sculpture from the adjacent highway, you can best see it from inside the roadside attraction. It is well worth the admission price to enter the Original 1880 Town, especially the museum, which has some great artifacts.

A short walk out into the adjacent field will take you to the sculpture where you can get a close up shot of this very humorous tableau. On the walk out you pass through the "homestead" and can visit with a camel and some longhorn cattle. Camels in South Dakota? They say the camel is there in honor of "Hi Jolly" the U.S. Army Cavalry camel driver who guided the Camel Corps in the deserts of the Southwest.

[Phil Pasquini, 10/12/2010]

Skeleton walking dinosaur.

Walking the Dinosaur

A skeleton of a man walking the skeleton of a T-Rex on a leash.

[Booshound, 08/01/2009]

Skeleton sculptures.

Skeleton Man walking Skeleton Dinosaur

The skeleton man walking the skeleton dinosaur can be viewed from the 1880 Town. If you walk to the end of the site where the Prairie Homestead resides, you can get a different view of this cool roadside perk. I have a few others that I took along side the highway as well. I recommend pulling all the way off the road to take your picture. Driving and taking pictures is not advised when all of the other cars on the road are moving at 80+ MPH. There is plenty of room in the breakdown lane.

[Eric Kerkhoff, 07/23/2007]

Skeleton man and dinosaur.

Skeleton Man Walking Skeleton Dinosaur

I was recently on I-90 Westbound on my way cross-country, and I was looking out for this as I had seen it on Just as we were approaching exit 170, there they were! Got a great shot of them. Unfortunately, you can not take a picture with them, as they are in the middle of the field, with no roads to get to it. To take a good picture, get in the right lane and slow down to about 60 mph before the exit. Make sure you have someone in the passenger seat taking the picture! Don't try to do it while driving!

[Jason D'Amore, 05/18/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Original 1880 TownOriginal 1880 Town, Murdo, SD - < 1 mi.
Badlands Petrified GardensBadlands Petrified Gardens, Kadoka, SD - 18 mi.
Pioneer Auto ShowPioneer Auto Show, Murdo, SD - 21 mi.
In the region:
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Ellsworth AFB, SD - 39 mi.

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