Mark Cuban wants to turn a Texan town into a "Jurassic Park"

Ash Jurberg

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The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, bought a small ghost town south of Texas in December last year.

The town of Mustang is 55 miles south of Texas, in Navarro County, and is located on Interstate 45 near Corsicana. The town, which has a population of just 23, was first listed for sale for $ 4 million in 2017 though Cuban paid less than half that price.

Cuban said he had no plans for the town at the time.

I don’t know what if anything I will do with it,” Mark Cuban

A few months later, Cuban appeared on the Drew Barrymore show, revealing he wanted to rename the town, Dinosaur and create a version of Jurassic Park.

The move was inspired by a business he invested in on his TV program Shark Tank.

Dino Don creates life-sized robotic dinosaurs for exhibitions worldwide, including in movies such as Jurassic Park. In March 2021, Cuban made the near record investment for the show of $500,000 in exchange for 25% of the company.

Cuban wants to utilize their expertise to create a new experience in his town with life-size dinosaurs everywhere.

Speaking about the possibility, Cuban said:

"He makes the animatronic dinosaurs, these huge dinosaurs that look and sound real. We haven't worked through it yet, but there's a chance we might change Mustang, Texas to Dinosaur, Texas."

As a fan of the Jurassic Park movies, I think this is a great idea and a way to bring tourists to the small deserted town.

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