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  • Cassandra Moore

    Cabazon Dinosaurs being built. (Outside Palm Springs, California)

  • Helen Howard

    Sculptor Claude Bell's 45' tall, 150' long brontosaurus on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, built to attract customers to his restaurant, the Wheel Inn Cafe - 1958. @Nancy Kelly !

  • Sandi Vincent

    Cabazon Dinosaurs under construction and their creator, Claude K. Bell, 1960s,

  • Gretchen Maslowski

    latimes.com March 23, 1970: Sculptor Claude K. Bell with his 45-foot- tall, 150-foot-long brontosaur in Cabazon next to Interstate 10. Bell, a Knott's Berry Farm sculptor and portrait artist, opened the Wheel Inn cafe in 1958. To attract customers, he began building dinosaurs. 84 / 130 "Framework" archive slideshow at Los Angeles Times PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times Capturing history as it was made: Los Angeles Times celebrates 130th anniversary Posted By: Times Editors Posted On: 1:01 a.m. | December 4, 2011

  • Melanie Wuensch

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Created in the 1960's by Claude Bell, a theme park artist and sand sculptor, the Cabazon Dinosaurs were originally referred to as "Claude Bell's Dinosaurs" and intended to attract roadside customers to Bell's business, The Wheel Inn Cafe. (Link)

On the topic of roadside attractions, I’m sure some of you have been to the Cabazon Dinosaurs in California. You know, the ones in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure?

lol.It's Cabazon- next to the Cabazon outlets. I would pass this every year as a kid on my way to my grandparents house in Palm Springs. Right next door is Hadley's. The date shakes are to die for!

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The Cabazon Dinosaurs Cabazon California I have Been In THis Dino a few Tmes. I dont know if he is still there or not.

In Coney Island, there's 3 miles of sandy beach. It is also a good idea to check out Luna Park (a theme park), New York Aquarium, the Abe Stark Ice Skating Rink, or MCU Park (a minor league baseball stadium).

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