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Durham's Hidden Dinosaur in Durham, North Carolina
Oct 13, 2021 | Atlas Obscura
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What could make a lovely walk through the forest on a paved path even better? A surprise dinosaur! Left over from a time when the museum was a little bit closer and Hurricane Fran hadn't hit North Carolina, this long-necked concrete friend hides out just off the path and grins.

The lone statue is made of fiberglass and measures 77 feet long. It was once part of the Museum Of Life & Science's original Dinosaur Trail. When it was first built in the 1960s, the long-necked dinosaur​—appropriately named Bronto—was thought to be the largest replica of its kind in existence. The trail included several other dinosaur replicas as well as other features meant to make the landscape feel more prehistoric. But like the real dinosaurs, a natural disaster spelled trouble for the old Dinosaur Trail.

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