A Quirky Place with a View: Rapid City’s Dinosaur Park

I’m working on a couple different posts that are taking a lot of research, so in the meantime, here is a bit of levity.  I recently got to visit Dinosaur Park in Rapid City, built in 1936 by the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration.  It was funny how quickly I anthropomorphized the concrete sculptures.  They’re just fun, and the view over the city from Skyline Drive is fantastic.  I’m so glad the National Register of Historic Places-listed site has been preserved by the city and its residents.  Learn more about the project from the “Dinosaur Park” page on the Living New Deal website.

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Eventually I noticed the triceratops had some scale texturing impressed into the concrete.

Eventually I noticed the triceratops had some scale texturing impressed into the concrete.

Like doesn't that just look like a selfie with the bronto photobombing the shot?   See, anthropomorphizing...

Doesn’t that just look like a selfie with the bronto photobombing the shot? See, anthropomorphizing…

The view over downtown Rapid City.

The view over downtown Rapid City.

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