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Report - Dinosaurs- Abandoned Mini Golf - Oshkosh WI Sept 2015

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  1. Ghostbase

    Ghostbase 28DL Full Member
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    Was driving through Wisconsin in September and found a reference in the 'Roadside America' website: "(A) T-rex and brontosaurus remain dutifully on station to terrify golfers at an overgrown, closed mini golf attraction." Just had to go take a look, you know how it is ;)

    The initial signs were good, the site had consisted a golf driving range and a mini golf attraction and had clearly been closed for several years:

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    The entrance to the mini golf wasn't immediately obvious however this overgrown kiosk was a good indication:

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    A closer view:

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    Definitely been closed a while...

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    The path into the mini golf attraction was completely overgrown by vines and large spider webs! A few yards inside we did find the first pond:

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    The easiest way to get around was to follow the watercourses which were not too overgrown, there must have been a large pump somewhere which pumped water to flow down these channels:

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    We climbed up this dry watercourse and found what we were looking for, the broken tail of a very large fibreglass dinosaur!

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    And if you ever wondered what a dinosaur's backside looks like...

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    This was what we could see from the road and is a very big chunk of fibreglass!

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    And a close-up view:

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    However there was even better to come. We followed the overgrown path which had originally been a putting course and found something much more fearsome:

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    Looks like a 'Terror Lizard' :thumb

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    This thing was huge! I understand that there is a large specialist constructor and supplier of fibreglass figures somewhere in Wisconsin and this is one reason why these things are so plentiful up here. Really nicely done:

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    Best shot I could get with both of the dinosaurs:

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    There were constant reminders that this used to be a mini golf attraction:

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    However things got even better in the undergrowth :D Would that be a stegosaurus's backside?

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    Oh yes!

    Sadly not everyone has respected these gorgeous fibreglass replicas:

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    So back to the entrance and past another overgrown pond:

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    Really pleased that we took the time to find this site :thumb
     
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  2. trailboss99

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    Last couple of shots have gone west mate.
    That's quite a reasonable likeness of old man T Rex that is. Lots of dispute regarding colour these days and I'm not sure what is currently winning.
     
  3. The_Raw

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    Haha that's wicked, always nice to see something different and a bit strange too :D
     
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  4. Paradox

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    Ha ha ha liking that, don't think anyone has UE'd a dinosaur before ;) :thumb
     
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