The story behind Alpha’s steel dinosaurs, an endearing Lehigh Valley roadside oddity

There are at least three steel dinosaurs and one caveman that can be seen from the road and parking lot outside GJ Oliver Inc. in Alpha.Steve Novak | For


In and around the Lehigh Valley, roadside oddities dot the landscape for those who know where to look. There’s the Big Chair. A lighthouse silo. A space capsule.

The steel dinosaurs in Alpha have a special, ending story. The T-rex, brachiosaurus, triceratops and caveman were a gift for a shop owner’s grandson. Now, 25 years later, they still stand tall, waiting to delight anyone who happens to find themselves in an industrial park outside Phillipsburg.

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