“Cimmy” is the tell-tale landmark for the Cimarron Heritage Center. If you ask anyone how to get here they will tell you “look for the big metal dinosaur.”
The iron sculpture was made possible by Bob and Norma Gene Young in 1990. It was a dream of Bob and Norma Gene Young to build a true scale dinosaur like the one that was excavated in Cimarron County by Dr. Stovall. This dream came true with the sales of Norma Gene’s book “Footsteps.
Joe Barrington from Throckmorton, Texas built the 65 foot long, 35 foot high and 18,000 pound Apatosaurus. The dinosaur was named “Cimmy” by a Boise City Elementary student. This exact scale model of the Apatosaurus sits adjacent to the Cimarron Heritage Center.