The late Robert Dorris' dinosaurs have been moved to 4th and Walnut in Erie, Kansas, where they can be seen behind a fence. More about the new site to come.
I first learned about Dinosaur Not So National Park on the PBS show Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations. The Dinosaur Park is located in the yard of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dorris on the north side of Kansas Highway 47, southwest of Erie, Kansas.
When Bob retired from his work as an Air Force engineer, he began creating sculptures from junk metal. The yard is filled with wonderful, flowers, reptiles and dinosaurs. The largest are over 30 feet long.
Mr Dorris passed away in 2007 at the age of 82, but the family still lives in the home. Visitors are welcome to drive in past the Dorris home to photograph and enjoy the sculptures. You can stop at the house to speak to them if you choose.
The back of the yard is loaded with interesting old pieces of metal and rock that could have become many more wonderful creatures. I hope that arrangements are made so that the creations will continue to be on display forever.
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