Dinah the Pink Dinosaur
Dinah the Pink Dinosaur (sometimes referred to as Dinah the Dinosaur) is a 40-foot (12 m) tall anthropomorphized statue of a dinosaur, located in just off Main Street (US-40) in Vernal, Utah, United States.
The statue weighs 4,200 pounds (1,900 kg) and is composed of pink fiberglass. It was originally built in 1958 to hold a sign for the Dine-A-Ville Motel and served this purpose until the motel went out of business and was demolished. It was later moved to a city park in the eastern part of town and now holds a sign welcoming visitors that reads "Vernal—Utah's Dinosaur Land".
In popular culture
- "Dinah the dino moves to new Vernal home Pink dinosaur has been a landmark in town for 40 years". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. The Associated Press. 10 Oct 1999. Retrieved 11 Jan 2017.
- Wood, Andrew F.; Wood, Jenny L. (2004). Motel America: A State-by-state Tour Guide to Nostalgic Stopovers. Portland, Oregon: Collectors Press, Inc. p. 97. ISBN 1-888054-91-3.
- Bahr, Jeff (2009). Amazing and Unusual America. Chicago: Publications International, Ltd. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-4127-1683-3.
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