Interstate-10 Dinosaurs Named Dinny and Mr. Rex

Novelty Architecture Masterpiece Created by Claude Bell

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Greetings from Interstate-10 Dinny the Dinosaur, just west of Palm Springs (KimberlyUs)

Claude Bell Retires from Knott’s Berry Farm

The Wheel Inn off of Interstate-10

Dinny the Brontosaur

“In the next 30 years I’m going to build an entire family of giant dinosaurs here.” Claude Bell

Giant Interstate-10 dinosaur under construction with Claude Bell
Giant Interstate-10 dinosaur under construction with Claude Bell
Interstate 10 Dinosaur under construction with Claude Bell (CoachellaValley.com)

“Dinny was the first dinosaur in history, so far as I know, to be used as a building.” Claude Bell

Brontosaurus vs. Apatosaurus Controversy

Mr. Rex the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Interstate-10 giant Tyrannosaurus rex with palm tree for scale
Interstate-10 giant Tyrannosaurus rex with palm tree for scale
Mr. Rex, the Tyrannosaurus rex finished in 1986. (KimberlyUs)

Claude Bell Dies

“On his drawing board when he died were a giant mastodon and a saber-toothed tiger.” Burt Folkart, L.A. Times

Dinosaurs Now Part of a Creationist Museum

Ideas on how to Plan a Visit to the I-10 Dinosaurs and Preserve Scientific Integrity

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this amazing example of Novelty Architecture. The photos alone will make it work the trip!

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Kimberly is a writer, teacher, speaker. She writes about mythology, nature, and bold women who drove social change in midcentury America https://kimberlyus.com/

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