As seen in the movies Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, and The Wizard, the Cabazon Dinosaurs are the ultimate in Roadside Attractions. Though the dinosaurs haven't changed much since each was built, the immediate surroundings have undergone landscaping changes, as well as the encroachment of fast food restaurants. A gift shop museum sits inside "Dinny" the largest dinosaur, which I suppose is a Brontosaurus. My photos, shot in 2002, were taken during a critical time in the site's history. The land was up for sale, and many were unsure if the dinos were going to survive. Now, the dinosaurs are part of a new museum which highlights the debate between evolution and intelligent design.
Visit the Cabazon dinosaur official website here.
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