ⓘ Prehistoric Gardens
Prehistoric Gardens is a road-side attraction located on Oregon’s Highway 101 Coastal Route. Founded in 1955 in Port Orford, the gardens feature 23 life-sized sculptures of dinosaurs which are complemented by the regions coastal rainforest.
The gardens are the work of a paleontologist-the fan EV "Ernie" Nelson, who went to natural history museums all over the world for the study of fossils and study of each species prior to construction.
Nelson ran the Park until his death at the age of 91 years.
The Park is currently managed by Nelsons granddaughter.