Hidden away in the farthest reaches of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri is a canyon that’s been frozen in time. This is a place where giants still roam the land and tourist try to putt-putt a hole-in-one. I’m talking about one of the coolest mini-golf courses in the Ozarks - Prof. Hacker’s Dinosaur Canyon.
This attraction is just a couple of years old, but it has the feel of a vintage course with some modern touches. Some of the dinosaurs actually lived somewhere else before they migrated to Branson. Originally they were part of Jim Sidwell’s Jolly Golf in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. After Jolly Golf became extinct some of the dinosaurs were saved and landed here at Prof. Hackers.
You can read more about Jim Sidwell’s miniature golf courses and theme parks in Tim Hollis’ in-depth book called The Land of the Smokies Great Mountain Memories. More of Jim Sidwell's dinosaur handy work can be seen at Dinosaur Land in White Post, Virginia.