Fort Stockton, Texas: Paisano Pete: Giant Roadrunner

Built in 1979, Paisano Pete was for many years the World's Largest Roadrunner. At 22 feet long and 11 feet tall, he's still pretty big.
Main St., Fort Stockton, TX
Intersection of hwy 290 and Main Street, downtown Fort Stockton.
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Roadrunner statue.

Paisano Pete: Giant Roadrunner

Needs an even larger coyote to complete the visual. Are you listening, Ft. Stockton City Fathers?

[David Hidalgo, 06/19/2016]

Paisano Pete.

Paisano Pete

In December, Paisano Pete was in full Xmas regalia again.

[Roger Sleight, 01/04/2015]

The big roadrunner is the mascot of the town. His holiday hat and cape were stolen in 2013, but they appear to have been returned.


Paisano Pete: Giant Roadrunner

Paisano Pete is back and looking great with his new coat of paint. We were told they were going to dress him up as Santa Claus for Christmas.

[Lynn Thompson, 11/20/2014]
Paisano Pete

I visited Paisano Pete this week. Fort Stockton has banners throughout town suggesting you "Take a picture with the World's Largest Roadrunner." However, the official town brochure (rather reluctantly) admits that Paisano Pete is no longer the holder of this particular record.

While visiting Paisano Pete, I suggest a quick visit to the Visitor Center across the street, where they give out free Paisano Pete pins. I am glad to see the citizens of Fort Stockton are still proud enough of their non-record holding bird that they are providing tourists with free souvenirs to commemorate their visit.

[Sarah Troupis, 02/21/2013]

Paisano Pete in Holiday garb.

Paisano Pete - Roadrunner

I visited Fort Stockton just before Christmas, and Pete was all decked out for the holidays. Quite the sight!

[Jeanie, 12/28/2012]

Nice work by the town. We hope they're inspired to build Pete a pair of bunny ears for Easter.

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