Haddy - Haddonfield, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 53.820 W 075° 02.066
18S E 497056 N 4416325
Quick Description: In October 2003, a statue was erected in downtown Haddonfield commemorating the World's First Dinosaur Skeleton Discovery in October, 1858. The Hadrosaurus foulkii was the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton found, and the first to be mounted for public display.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2008 6:11:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM2WVV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 36

Long Description:
I did not know this was considered a road side attraction until I went to the Roadside Attraction website. As it turns out, the first stage of my first multicache (and my favorite) happens to be an official roadside attraction, if such a thing can be official. The website for this roadside attraction can be found HERE There are also too many other websites about this statue to mention.

The Hadrosaurus statue is an 8-ft. tall, 18-ft. long bronze created by sculptor John Giannotti and commissioned by the town. Though the dinosaur seems poised to menace sidewalk shoppers, locals know that duck-billed Haddy was a harmless herbivore. The Hadrosaurus is the state fossil of New Jersey.

A plaque and stone marker commemorate the original discovery site in nearby Hadrosaurus Park, east of Grove Street at the end of Maple Avenue. The park is adjacent to the ravine where the bones were discovered buried in clay-like marl deposits, along a small creek known as Hadrosaurus Run. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in October 1995.

The location of this statue is Kings Highway East. Chestnut Street ends across the street from the statue as well.

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Roadside Attractions Website: [Web Link]

Weekday Hours: Not listed

Weekend Hours: Not listed

Location Website: Not listed

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