27. Dinosaur World
Opening in Beaver, Arkansas in 1967 as Farwell’s Dinosaur Park, Dinosaur World’s 65 acres boasted dozens of life-sized dinosaur sculptures. When the park was sold in the late 70s, new owner Ken Childs added a large statue of King Kong to the park. He renamed the property John Agar’s Land of Kong, after his friend John Agar, an actor from the 1976 King Kong remake.
The park remained open until 2005, and a fire destroyed its main building in 2011. However, many of the statues are still standing, surrounded by unfettered nature like the prehistoric beasts that inspired them.