Erie Dinosaur Park

East 4th Street & Walnut Street
Erie, Kansas 66733
(620) 404-9355

Open the 1st Saturday and the 3rd Sunday of each month (call for hours) and by appointment, but can be appreciated when it is closed

Erie Dinosaur Park Map

The original Dinosaur Not so National Park
Kansas Grassroots folk art 

Erie Dinosaur Park - Erie, Kansas
Erie Dinosaur Park
Erie Dinosaur Park - Erie, Kansas

I first learned about Dinosaur Not So National Park on the PBS show Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations. The Dinosaur Park was 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 for several years the family continued to permit visitors. In 2014, many of the dinosaurs were donated to the community and a new Erie Dinosaur Park will have its grand opening in Erie on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

These photo were taken one week in advance on July 11. As you can see, there is still work to be done and signs to be added, but these photos also show how much the park can be enjoyed now, even when it is locked up.


 

Apatosaurus - Erie Dinosaur Park
Apatosaurus

Triceratops - Erie Dinosaur Park
Triceratops


 

T-Rex - Erie Dinosaur Parrk
T-Rex

Stegosaurus - Erie Dinosaur Park
Stegosaurus


 

Velociraptors - Erie Dinosaur Park
Velociraptors

Ankylosaurus - Erie Dinosaur Park
Ankylosaurus

Erie Dinosaur Park Map - Erie, Kansas
Erie Dinosaur Park Map

The original Dinosaur Not so National Park
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