Lake Buena Vista in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
This fossil Gateway is composed of the giant bones of a Brachiosaurus, one of the largest creatures that ever walked the earth. It stands fifty-two feet tall and more than eighty feet long. A peaceful plant-eater, the Brachiosaurus' enormous neck allowed it to browse amid the upper branches of prehistoric forests.
This replica fossil is cast from the bones discovered in Colorado in 1900. The original is now in the Field Museum in Chicago.
To get a closer look at this astounding giant, visit THE BONEYARD, our working dinosaur dig site.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Paleontology. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 28° 21.408′ N, 81° 35.324′ W. Marker is in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Dinoland U.S.A.. Located at the entrance of Dinoland in the Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2901 Osceola Parkway, Orlando FL 32830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tyrannosaurus Rex (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream of Extinction English Tea Garden (approx. 2.4 miles away); From Ships to Staves (approx. 2.7 miles away); Visit Carousel of Progress (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Liberty Bell (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Liberty Tree (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tom Sawyer Island (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Buena Vista.
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