As you know, Dinosaur Park Miniature Golf has moved around a bit over the years. At one point it was on Clifton Hill, right at the street, kind of where Boston Pizza is right now. Then once Boston Pizza and the Great Canadian Midway was built, it was moved into an area of the parking lot by the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill. Then last year it kind of moved, and was kind of replaced. Some of the dinosaurs migrated across the driveway to the new and improved Dinosaur Adventure Golf.
The new Dinosaur Adventure Golf is beautiful. Most of the dinosaurs look fantastic. The course itself looks a little sparse right now, but that is just because the plants were just put in the ground. After a few years, the course will truly be a gorgeous looking mini-putt course.
I went last year, and never got around to posting any pictures. You can see some of the thumbnails below, and you can see the rest of the thumbnails and the larger size pictures in the Dinosaur Adventure Golf in June 2011 gallery.
First off, let’s start with the old Dinosaur Park Miniature Golf that was right beside the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill. It has been slowly dismantled over the last few months. Since I was last there, the booth is now gone.
They have also dug up a lot of the holes.
The booth for the new courses is taking shape. A nice pterodactyl is sitting on top of it.
There is a new T-Rex out on the course that looks awesome!
The storage area also has a couple of other new dinosaurs out. A woolly mammoth has been put together, as well as a stegosaurus.
It looks like it is going to be a great course!
I posted before that all of the dinosaurs were taken out of the golf course just off Clifton Hill and several of them were placed where the new Dinosaur Adventure Golf will be. Now they are taking down fences and moving the large stones.
There should have been a Discovery Channel documentary about it! Were you luck enough to witness the great dinosaur migration of 2010? I was, and it was breathtaking… seeing those big animals move along to their new home was incredible. I will always be able to tell everyone, “I was there!”
Seriously though, over the last couple of days most of the dinosaurs were taken out of the old Dinosaur Park Miniature Golf and most of them were moved over to the new Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf.
Although the crummy, work still goes on at the future home of Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf behind the Niagara SkyWheel on Clifton Hill. So far, they only have one dinosaur out. Actually, they only have half a dinosaur out.
You can also see a few other “props” around, including a tree stump, some rib bones, and fossil marks in the walkways.
For the longest time, the only work that was happening at the future site of Dinosaur park Adventure Golf (behind Niagara SkyWheel on Clifton Hill) was on the big volcano. The only other work I saw was that they started to pour concrete for the holes.
As indicated previously, I was on vacation for a while, and didn’t make it to Niagara Falls the whole time. Well, I can’t believe how much has been done. Wow! It looks like almost all of the holes have been poured. They’ve also taken out the grassy area and the trees/plants and dug it al up. There is now fencing that goes almost all the way to the back of Canada Trading Company/Tim Hortons. The sign for Dinosaur Park that was in the courtyard area is also gone.
From the ground, it doesn’t look like much has been done at the future site of Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf (on Clifton Hill behind the Niagara SkyWheel). However, from above you can tell they’ve done a lot of work.
At the end of August I went on the Niagara SkyWheel and took a few pictures of the future course below. You can see that the volcano and ponds appear to be all done, and the ground has been cleared with power brought to several locations.
Work continues on the Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf location on Clifton Hill (behind the Niagara SkyWheel). Right now all of the work is on the volcano. It appears that the mesh overlay is almost up, and they’ve started putting on the concrete outer shell.
Over the last week or so, the workers at Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf on Clifton Hill (behind the Niagara SkyWheel) have started putting a finer frame and mesh around the volcano. I assume this is in preparation for the outer coating to be applied at some point.
As Lonny mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the City of Niagara Falls has information about the steel structure behind the Niagara SkyWheel. The attraction will be called Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf. The city web site doesn’t really have any other information on it. It says it is new construction and that it is currently under construction, but there is no proposed opening date.