I-Mockery Pays A Visit To The Cabazon Dinosaurs!
by: -RoG-


FACT: Velociraptors and cats used to hang out all the time.

Re is now one with the velociraptors...

...and so am I.

Look, he just wants to make sure you know that he's a velociraptor.

Nice plates you got there, Mr. Stegosaurus.

Baby Triceratops!

It's always nice to stand near palm trees while staring at snow-covered mountain tops off in the distance.

Interesting history here... the reason it says "No Climbing" is because Mr. Rex's tail used to be
hollowed out as an awesome slide that kids could ride down. Years later, it was filled in with concrete
(which you can clearly see) so now children can no longer experience the joys of a Dino-slide. :(

Egads! A turtle-wiener-dog hybrid!

Dinny is still hungry for more palm tree tops.

It should've read:

Papercraft dinosaurs are far less intimidating.

Making our way up the spiral staircase towards the head of the T-Rex.

At last, we've arrived!

Looks even cooler without a flash.

Re let's our her inner T-Rex for a mighty roar.

So as you can see, it's not nearly as spacious inside the dinosaur head as they made it out to be in
Pee-wee's Big Adventure, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. I mean, it's not every day that
you get to hang out inside the skull of a Tyrannosaurus and live to tell about it.

It's fun to look through the teeth and imagine you're about to eat one of those puny cars down below.

Gaze through the giant eye of the T-Rex!

Back down the old staircase we go.

Pile of dinosaur dung or a volcano model? You make the call!

Little known fact: Cavemen were really just angry, hairy little faces with limbs.

Those sure are some "great" questions to leave the kids with as they exit the belly of the giant T-Rex.

There's still more of the Cabazon Dinosaurs to see!
Click here to continue onward to page 3!


Reader Comments

Forum Virgin
Feb 2nd, 2011, 07:48 PM
It really is a fun place to visit. I unfortunately didn't go to the robotic dinosaur show because it was the middle of Summer and 115 and I didn't want to stand around outside anymore. I was really creeped out by the religious stuff in the dinosaur, and I think in retaliation, I will build a giant Jesus and sell evolution stuff inside of him.
Forum Virgin
Feb 2nd, 2011, 07:52 PM
As a catholic born and raised I have never and will never understand my fellow Christian's blind hatred and fear of science. There's no reason you can't believe in both God and evolution, Pope John Paul 2nd even said as much.

(from beyond the graaaaave!)
Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:46 PM
Feb 2nd, 2011, 09:18 PM
Considering how much I loved dinosaurs as a kid, I think that a place like this would be the perfect spot for a nice weekend trip. I find it difficult to believe though, that children are more interested in other stuff on TV than dinosaurs these days.
Full of Country Goodness
Feb 2nd, 2011, 09:30 PM
I'm surprised at the lack of tie-in with Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Also, how giant of a moron do you have to be to own a DINOSAUR-themed roadside park and fill it with anti-evolution drivvle? Why not just go full retard and put a statue of Jesus riding on of the raptors?
BTW, I'm a Christian too. Raised Southern Baptist even. There's tons of room to reconcile your belief in the Bible with the process of evolution - Kirk Cameron not withstanding.
Forum Virgin
Feb 2nd, 2011, 10:45 PM
Kirk Cameron's grasp of evolution extends to what Pat Robertson whispers to him at night.
Pickled Patriarch
Feb 2nd, 2011, 11:11 PM
Pee-wee Herman just shared this article with all his fans on Facebook:

And on Twitter:

Today has been a good day! Ranks right up there with the time I caught the ring he threw out into the crowd during the Pee-wee Herman show early last year!
Strange blob from beyond
Feb 3rd, 2011, 05:47 AM
Is it me or did the T rex also make an appearance in NOVAC in Fallout - New vegas?
Forum Chaos Lord
Feb 3rd, 2011, 07:37 PM
Today, RoG will be happier than a bird with a french fry. :3
Cranberry Everything
Feb 3rd, 2011, 08:52 PM
The picture of you imitating the raptor is awesome.
You look so... uh, "special".
Feb 3rd, 2011, 09:09 PM
Originally Posted by caffman View Post
Is it me or did the T rex also make an appearance in NOVAC in Fallout - New vegas?
it was probably inspired by that t-rex, but novac's up in nevada north of searchlight
Forgetable Cyborg
Feb 3rd, 2011, 09:20 PM
Pee-wee knows you exist! I would just flip right the eff out if one of my heroes noticed and approved of me!
I wonder where the next eccentric, "build crazy awesome stuff until you die" artist like Claude Bell is... Or what wacktastic junk he's making...
Forum Virgin
Feb 4th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Umm, how can we forget the finale of the great Fred Savage classic, The Wizard?! He just wanted to see the dinosaurs again. "Caaalifooornia!"
Feb 4th, 2011, 04:43 AM

The reason religious types fear science so much is due to fear of it unraveling their religion, and rightly so! If you apply science to any of the "facts" in ANY holy book it becomes apparent that it's all lies. Not just picking on the christians btw... this applies to all religions. Could something happen to your "soul" when you die? Sure! There's no way of disproving that. Is what happens something that's printed in a holy book? Unlikely, and even if it was it would be a concidence seeing as they are all made up. Religion = social engineering in primative times.

So you really need to pick a side, no offense, because if you look at religion scientifically absolutely none of it holds up.

So to answer your question in a shorter fashion, creationists believe as they do because science and religion can NOT co-exist. I mean not unless you are really willing to look the other way.

I'm not trying to stir things up btw, I'm just telling it like it is. You are welcome to believe anything you want, but someones beliefs will never get in the way of the factual universe and how things actually are.
Feb 4th, 2011, 04:47 AM
Now I feel bad for getting off topic....

The dinos themselves are amazing! Structurally they are an engineering marvel considering how they really should'nt be able to hold up. I plan on visiting them someday but I think I'll wait until they are bought out by new owners. ;-)
Pickled Patriarch
Feb 4th, 2011, 05:11 PM
HowardC: Heheh, not all of the dinosaurs are able to hold up on their own. Case in point:

But yeah, it's pretty awesome that the super large ones have held up so well over the years. I just hope they last long enough for future generations to enjoy 'em, because they really are a must-see stop on any cross country road trip.
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:04 AM
I really hope I get a chance to see them for myself one day.
Forum Virgin
Feb 15th, 2011, 06:59 PM
That's just brilliant. And what's with all the evolution stuff? No matter what you believe how is a bloody exhibit about dinosaurs the place to put it?

One thing I was suprised by was that giant snake. Seems like a bad idea. Out west...where there are a bunch of gigantic snakes ready to eat your face as it is...give some old lady a heart attack. Ok, I take it back, that's a great place for a giant snake.
Feb 16th, 2011, 05:01 AM
It's a shame there wasn't a Dromeceiomimus to go with those rexes and raptors.
Jun 26th, 2011, 10:54 PM
I wonder how many complains they get a year about their creationist crap?

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