DINOSAUR PARK in Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Dinosaur Park was built in 1936 by the WPA. It was WPA Project #960. The Dinosaurs were designed by Emmet Sullivan. The Park is located in Pennington County and it is on Skyline Drive SW of Lincoln School in Rapid City. The Brontosaurus can be seen from anywhere in town. The Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1990.

"Not wanting to let the private sector have all the fun, the town of Rapid City created its own tourist attraction: seven life-sized cement dinosaurs mounted on a hillside above the city, brightly illuminated until 10pm during the tourist season."

The Dinosaurs in Rapid City were designed by Emmet Sullivan who also created the Christ of the Ozarks statue and the dinosaurs in Dinosaur World near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He was also the designer of the large brontosaurus at Wall Drug in South Dakota

Poetry Dedicated to Emmet A. Sullivan

The DINOSAUR PARK is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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