In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

Years before the phrase "clever girl" even entered the pop cultural lexicon, the Cuban government conscripted inmates to build over 200 weirdo concrete dinosaur sculptures at the Baconao Park outside of Santiago de Cuba.

On Valle de la Prehistoria's 11-hectare terrain, entire geological time periods compete for space. Drunk-looking ankylosauruses share the field with a woolly mammoth hunt and a rather forlorn tyrannosaurus, whose anatomy is tremendously outdated.

It is somewhat like if a deranged millionaire devoted an empty nature preserve to an oversized recreation of a child's grade-school diorama. The giant, open-loinclothed caveman at the gate does not add to the overall sense of normalcy.

And for more low-budget saurian insanity, see these roadside dinosaurs, this abandoned Michigan park, the kissing dinos of Mongolia, this Arizona creepshow, and the Civil War dinosaur park of Virginia.

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

Spotted on Remezcla and Atlas Obscura. Via Maar345, RDMazo, Johan Van Moorhem, Eduiturri, Sjaak van Duivenvoor, Havana Times, Sven Marrisen, Edilberto Lopez.