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.
copyright 2006-2015 by Keith Stokes