UNCASVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — Jeff Wells built his first dinosaur in the early 80’s. It still sits in the side yard of his Uncasville home.
Most of Wells’ collection though is staying in the woods surrounding his Route 32 home.
The now retired designer from Electric Boat was able to improve his craft because of his job.
And that’s just what he did creating his own dinosaur park. The centerpiece is a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex.
“I came out here one day and a man came out of here carrying two shopping bags and ran off to Route 32,” recalls Wells.
There’s a lot of attention to detail in his creations. “The mouth interiors are finished all the way back into the throat,” says Wells who wants children who look into the mouths to see a complete picture.
He likes to share his life’s work with others. Many visitors sign a guest book he has set up along the dinosaur trail.
“Some of them are actually now their grandchildren from people who came here when they were little,” says Wells.
The visit is free. He just asks you call before you come. His phone number is listed.