For Your Roadside Viewing Pleasure: The Cabazon Dinosaurs, as seen in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure!
Actually the dinos predate Pee Wee by a WHOLE bunch of years. I remember the big brontosaurus (named Dinny) from early childhood family treks to Palm Springs.
Spotting the dinosaur in the middle of absolutely NOWHERE was a very exciting event. I even have a vague recollection of the steel-wire frame before it was covered in its concrete skin, which is probably the right timeframe: construction was started in 1964 and went on for eleven years. Now the beasts sit in the middle of a cluster of six or eight buildings, and they’re just a few miles down the road from a major casino. Not quite as remote as they used to be. The second dinosaur, the Rex, was added in the early 80s.
> Cabazon Dinosaurs official site
(the dinosaurs are now part of a “Creationist Museum” if you’re into that sort of thing)