Popular roadside attraction now in Frontenac
Friday, August 7, 2020
Since the early 1960’s Sinclair Oil Corporation stations across the country have been known for a popular roadside attraction and photo op. A fiberglass DINO (pronounced DYE-NO) now resides at Raider Express in Frontenac, Kansas. Located just off US-69 at 325 East McKay, the DINO was installed June 10, 2020.
According to Sinclair, there are around 580 fiberglass DINOs on display any given year – 16 are in Kansas. A transportation icon since the 1930’s, DINO has been on marketing materials, products, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and at multiple World’s Fairs.
Raider Express owner, Ethan Ketterman, said a contest was held to come up with a name for their DINO: “Rex”, short for “Raider Express”.