West of Las Cruces is a giant roadrunner made out of trash! This sculpture was made out of metal and trash from the old city dump where it resided until the dump closed a few years ago. Someone made an effort to save it and the city decided on an excellent place to put it -- at a rest stop on a mesa west of town, overlooking the city.
The roadrunner was put there about a year ago, in 2000. It is about 20 feet tall and 50 feet long (estimated).
[Brian Mcdermott, 04/01/2001]
Rest Stop Roadrunner
This giant roadrunner provides a little competition for Paisano Pete. Don't know if she's bigger, but is definitely in a more dramatic location, high on the west mesa overlooking the Rio Grande valley and across to the Organ Mountains. It's made of recycled materials--old sneakers, etc. Great tourist photo ops!
[Chris williams, 11/23/2000]
Bigger than Paisano Pete... Looks almost too good to be true!
There is a rest area with a giant Roadrunner overlooking the freeway.
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