The Dino Institute has opened this active dig site to the public,

so you can see firsthand as students and professors unearth many more amazing finds. This is truly a site of inspiration, an entry point into the mysterious world of the dinosaurs, and the very location where Dinoland's first fossil was discovered.

The break area in back, by the old fishing dock, has a personality all of its own.

You may spot a dino themed bicycle or even a “fossil recovery list” that has been re-purposed to playfully mock fellow grad students and faculty.

The Oldengate Bridge features a massive Brachiosaurus replica,

cast from fossils discovered in Colorado, in 1900. The original is on display at the Chicago Field Museum.

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