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 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.

Paisano Pete.

Paisano Pete - Roadrunner

Paisano Pete is still here and awesome! There are cowboy cut-out statues across the street.

[Carter, 04/04/2011]

Paisano Pete the Roadrunner.

Paisano Pete - Roadrunner

The good people of Fort Stockton have done a bit of work to Paisano Pete, now the 2nd largest roadrunner in the world. I visited Pete back in 2002, and going by the pictures, changes include a different paint scheme, removal of the sign with Pete's name and claim as the "World's Largest Roadrunner," and the area surrounding Pete has been altered significantly.

Despite being dethroned as the "World's Largest" Pete has stood the test of time and held up much better than the New Mexico roadrunner.

[Greg Brown, 01/19/2011]
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: Giant Roadrunner

Main St., Fort Stockton, TX
Intersection of hwy 290 and Main Street, downtown Fort Stockton.
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