Driving along Riverside Drive approaching Downtown Evansville, one enjoys stunning views. Now that scenery includes a 20-foot-tall T-Rex statue. After 12 years across from the Children’s Museum of Evansville, at 22 S.E. Fifth St., mascot Millie The Dinosaur has a new home.
In 2006, the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis donated Millie to cMoe. Today, posted at Mickey’s Kingdom Park, the 44-year-old statue represents new beginnings for the riverfront.
“Sitting at a city gateway, Millie now welcomes everyone to Downtown Evansville,” says Clay Prindle, cMoe marketing and communications manager.
When Millie moved due to construction of a new Deaconess Clinic across from cMoe in 2018, Custom Signs in Newburgh, Indiana, restored her. With Millie settled, cMoe has partnered with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District to create a scavenger hunt — funded by a Rotary Club of Evansville grant — featuring 10 family-friendly stops that connect Millie to cMoe.
“It is our hope that Millie has found her permanent home on Riverside Drive,” says Prindle.