El Paso, Texas: World's Largest Man-Made Illuminated StarSo says Texas, although a similarly big mountain slope star in Colorado may be even larger. This one is 459 feet tall and lit year-round.
- Scenic Dr., El Paso, TX
- Visible from I-10.
- Lighted from about 6-11 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Man-Made Illuminated Star
Drive by it at night. It's visible from the I-10W. I wouldn't pull off to see it, but it's nice to look out for it.[Brooke, 09/05/2012]
Agreed -- definitely a darkness "Look over there" drive-by attraction.
Big star - you can see it from the highway, so no need to stop![Suzanne, 01/17/2012]
You know something is really big when you can appreciate it at freeway speed. There's another big mountainside star in Palmer Lake, Colorado, and an upright-like-a-billboard World's Largest Neon Star on Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia.
This beautiful man-made star is said to have been made for the soldiers of Ft. Bliss. It was originally lit only when soldiers were returning home and around the Christmas Season. Now it is lit daily and schools dedicate the lighting to their recent graduates, and others can submit their dedications in the local newspaper.[Marcela Diaz, 06/25/2009]
The world's largest man-made illuminated star. Since 1946, the star is 459 feet tall, 278 feet wide, using 459 light bulbs. It is perched on the side of the Franklin Mountains, which slice right through the middle of this international border community. It can be seen for 100 miles from the air and 30 miles from the highways leading into town from the east.[Mark Matthys, 03/08/2003]
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- Highest Aerial Tramway in the U.S., El Paso, TX - 1 mi.
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- Grave of Wild West's No. 1 Killer, El Paso, TX - 2 mi.
- Chamizal National Memorial - It used to be in Mexico, El Paso, TX - 2 mi.