SIOUX FALLS, SD -
One of the most recognizable dinosaur skeletons in the world is set to amaze and inform a new generation of dino enthusiasts in Sioux Falls.
She roamed the earth millions of years ago, but new life is now given to one of the most complete skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a life back home in South Dakota.
"I think my kids can fit inside her mouth!" visitor Katie Wigg said.
Sue the T-Rex is ready for her close-up and will be entertaining and educating visitors at the Washington Pavilion, giving this King Tyrant a chance to shine.
"It's pretty impressive. Much bigger than we thought it would be. Realistic," visitors Mike and Linda Paulson said.
For those getting a chance to spend time with Sue, there seems to be one common descriptor of this impressive creature.
"She's big. Her head as just amazingly big and just being able to see the difference between her tiny claws and her huge back legs is pretty amazing," Wigg said.
"It is impressive. The dinosaur is a great thing for the kids to come see. There is Stan downstairs, but this one is bigger and this one is better known in South Dakota," visitor Emily White said.
Sue towers over any of the kids who come to see her.
Certainly, the size of Sue is impressive at first glance, but what may be even more impressive is what kind of information kids are learning from just looking at Sue herself, even if that new information is what the skeleton looks like.
"She has bumpy stuff on it. The hands are kind of smaller and the feet are like that big!" Katie Wigg's daughter Macey said.
"It's totally worthwhile. It's something that you can't see anywhere else except in Chicago, and to have Sue right here, it's a great thing for Sioux Falls," White said.
The exhibit opened up this weekend for the first time. Sue will be at the Washington Pavilion until January.
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