Ossineke, Michigan: Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo

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Address:
11160 US Hwy 23 S., Ossineke, MI
Directions:
In Ossineke on US Hwy 23, 10 miles south of Alpena.
Hours:
Summer daily 9 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
989-471-5477
Admission:
$7, under 2 free
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Dinner time at Dinosaur Gardens.

Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo

A dinosaur park of hand-built concrete creatures and cavemen. Don't miss Jesus -- he's inside the brontosaurus. A giant folk art Jesus in the parking lot welcomes passers-by.

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Jesus Holds The World.

Jesus Holds The World

When you pull in to get pictures at Dinosaur Gardens there is Jesus. You can't miss him. Don't recall seeing him there before. Nice statue.

[bordeauxbarb, 04/28/2020]

"Jesus Holds The World" (or whatever his official title might be) has been a welcoming fixture at Dinosaur Gardens since 1957. When we first saw him in the early 1990s the paint was totally faded. Nice to see the current upkeep.

Dinosaur Gardens.

Dinosaur Gardens

I've driven by Dinosaur Gardens several times, but finally stopped today. The dinosaurs are in good shape. I really loved seeing them up close and would recommend them to everyone. The sculptor put in a lot of work, and it shows.

[Melody, 08/31/2010]

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In the region:
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