The Dinosaurs Today

Sinclair's Dinoland toured the country again in 1967 and 1968 on their specially constructed flatbed trailers before the dinosaurs settled down to permanent homes.

Here's where you can visit the Sinclair Dinoland dinosaurs today...

Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex ...
Dinosaur Park
Glen Rose, Texas

... Still an impressive sight after over 50 years!

Bronto in Glen Rose, TX

T-Rex in Glen Rose, TX
SOURCE: Photos courtesy of Wesley Treat

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Triceratops ...
Louisville Science Center
Louisville, Kentucky

... at the Louisville Science Center


SOURCE: Photos Courtesy Gary Holmes Collection

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Stegosaurus ...
Dinosaur National Monument
Harpers Corner, Utah

... located outside the Visitor's Center at Dinosaur National Monument

Stegasaurus at Dinosaur National Monument

SOURCE: Photo Courtesy National Park Service

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Corythosaurus ...
Riverside Park & Zoo
Independence, Kansas

... greets visitors in Independence!

Corythosaurus in Independence, MO

SOURCE: Photo Courtesy Riverside Park Ralph Mitchell Zoo

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Anklyosaurus ...
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston, Texas

... found at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!!

Ankylosaurus c. 1970

SOURCE: Photo Courtesy Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Struthiomimus ...
Milwaukee County Museum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

... relegated to the back of the Dinosaur Hall at the Milwaukee County Museum

Struthiomimus in Milwaukee

SOURCE: Photos Courtesy Gary Holmes Collection, © 2007 All Rights Reserved
Struthiomimus at Milwaukee County Museum

Trachodon ...
Brookfield Zoo
Chicago, Illinois

... in a wooded setting at the Brookfield Zoo


SOURCE: Photo Courtesy

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(whereabouts unknown)

 The dinosaurs were offered to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. following their national tours. The Smithsonian declined the offer.

Jonas Studios of Hudson, New York, continues to produce dinosaur models for display at various museums and institutions around the world.


You can still buy Sinclair gasoline in the West and Midwest. Anyone interested in the company today should check out their website:, particularly the History section with a look back at Dinoland:, and of course the merchandise section:


Webmaster's note... As is often the case, these "Feature" stories on the exhibits at the Fair involve the contributions of many people. I am so thankful for the materials that others contribute because of how much they add to these presentations. In the case of the Sinclair Feature, I'd like to especially thank Tom Weakly for the audio selections from the actual Dinoland soundtrack from the Fair. Bill Cotter contributed most of the pictures that you see in the gallery and no tour of Dinoland could be complete without Bill's excellent photographs. And ... Mike Kraus who generously shared a number of his collectibles from Dinoland for everyone to enjoy! A special thank you to Greg Dawson, the organizer of the post-Fair tours of Dinoland who provided the publication describing the 1966 tour. Thanks go to Replication Devices of Tampa, Florida, who provided the photograph of the actual machine used to create the Mold-a-Rama dinos from the Fair. Thanks to Karl Baker for allowing me to reprint his father's photographs of the arrival at Flushing Meadows of the dinosuars. And my thanks to Bradd Schiffman and Gary Holmes who are always so supportive of these features and provide great tidbits from their collections to enhance these stories. Lastly, my thanks to the websites who supplied photographs of the dinosaurs in their current settings.

Bill Young
February, 2007