Dinah the Pink Dinosaur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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[1] and served this purpose until the motel went out of business and was demolished.[2] 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".[3]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Bahr, Jeff (2009). Amazing and Unusual America. Chicago: Publications International, Ltd. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-4127-1683-3.

External links[edit]