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FAQ: New dino museum
Here is a recent piece on where one could find dinosaurs on display. It
can also be included in an appropriate section of our developing FAQ.
Dickenson, N.D. (AP)
Millions of years before Theodore Roosevelt rode into western North
Dakota, the region was roamed by Tyrannosaurus rex.
The new Dakota Dinosaur Museum honors the region's prehistoric past
and showcases a collection of 105 paleontology exhibits. It's being
touted as the state's biggest and most complete display of real dinosaur
bones, skeletal casts and sculptures.
The 13,400-square-foot museum also has two full-color murals, as
well as more than 11,000 rocks, minerals, plant fossils, sea shells,
mammals, fluorescent rocks and other dinosaur artifacts.
It's really a showcase of Larry League's paleontology collection.
League is a Dickenson State University professor who has spent decades
digging through the soil of southwestern North Dakota and southeastern
Montana in search of dinosaur bones and skeletons.
His vast collection represents a lifelong interest in paleontology,
with specimens coming from 42 states and 22 countries. The collection is
on permanent loan to the museum.
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