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.

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Paisano Pete - Roadrunner

I wasn't all that impressed with Pete, but must say that the combination of Pete and the neighboring drive-thru liquor mart "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere," was so worth it!

Someone seems to have converted a car wash into a drive-in store, complete with "3 Dollar Refills." Of what I can only guess -- totally worth the detour!

[Meredith, 09/15/2010]
Paisano Pete

Paisano Pete has apparently been remodeled! The sign proclaiming him "World's Largest Roadrunner" has been removed, and he now rests upon a "Welcome to Fort Stockton" platform.

[Ian and Kristen, 05/18/2005]

No doubt it was pressure from Larger Roadrunners who have scooted to center stage...

Paisano Pete. Paisano Pete - World's Largest Roadrunner dethroned?

I stopped by to visit Paisano Pete in Fort Stockton, Texas on my way home from Las Vegas. I wanted to see how he was handling being dethroned as the World's Largest Roadrunner. The news of an even larger roadrunner in Las Cruces, NM doesn't seem to bother Pete in the least. The people of Fort Stockton still appear to be taking care of their giant roadrunner (20 feet long, 15 feet tall). Residents will still tell you Pete is the largest roadrunner in the world, and the wooden sign at Pete's base proclaiming him to be the World's Largest has not been altered.

Pete's sturdy concrete construction assures that one day he'll be the largest again, once the New Mexico roadrunner is reduced back to junk from which it was created.

[Greg Brown, 04/21/2002]
Paisano. Roadrunner - Paisano Pete

You can find Paisano Pete. He is a roadrunner and at 20 feet long and 11 feet high he is quite at sight, and probably the largest roadrunner in the U.S. He is on Hwy 290 and Main St.

[Beverly Short, 01/29/1998]

Here's a photo of Pete with our 6-foot tall Hinged ManTM

Paisano Pete: Giant Roadrunner

Address:
Main St., Fort Stockton, TX
Directions:
Intersection of hwy 290 and Main Street, downtown Fort Stockton.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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