Las Cruces, New Mexico: Recycled Roadrunner

Made of refuse from a local dump; 20 feet tall, 40 feet long. Disappeared in 2011, returned to its former spot in June 2014 -- now perched on a big fake rock to discourage climbing.

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Roadrunner. 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!

Giant Roadrunner

There is a rest area with a giant Roadrunner overlooking the freeway.

[Ed Johnston, 09/23/2000]

Recycled Roadrunner

I-10, Las Cruces, NM
In a rest area on the south side of I-10, just west of Las Cruces and just east of the Picacho Ave. exit, between mileposts 134 and 135. Only accessible from the eastbound lanes.
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