Skip to Main Content

Amargosa Valley, Nevada: Big Bovine of the Desert

Large fiberglass cow, which you wouldn't expect to see in the desert unless there's a casino involved -- which there is. High "steaks" poker, anyone? Stares at a slightly smaller bull statue across the highway.

Longstreet Inn and Casino

4400 NV-373, Amargosa Valley, NV
Highway 373 Nevada (just across California border and start of CA Hwy 127) next to Longstreet Inn and Casino and RV resort.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Big Bovine of the Desert

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Big cow.

Big Bovine of the Desert

A beautiful, well-kept dairy cow is out in the middle of nowhere! She stares longingly at the raging bull across the street, but is too scared to cross the highway.

[Cindy, 11/05/2023]
Big Bovine of the Desert

I was told by the manager of the Amargosa Hotel that this was built after a real cow named Herman (I think she said Herman), who lived in their petting zoo nearby. When he died, they built this as a tribute to his memory. Maybe it's a desert tale, but as good as any! Go ahead and gas up and check out the petting zoo near the front of the casino. Right now there's a water buffalo!

[Sanbotical, 12/08/2021]
Big Bovine of the Desert

She's standing there in total bovine indifference. And she's looking great! Super photo op, especially with the windmill next to her.

[Casaflamingo. (Tim O'Brien), 03/31/2017]

Big cow.

Big Bovine of the Desert

The Big Bovine is next to a casino on Nevada 373, not far from the state line with California.

[Marie J., 02/24/2015]

Attention California gamblers: If you've ended up way out here instead of Las Vegas, it might be wise to get out of the heat for a bit.


Big Bovine

Large cow as you cross from CA into NV on hwy 373 next to a casino (Longstreet Inn and Casino). The cross street is Nye Rd.

[S Winston, 10/29/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Massive PigMassive Pig, Amargosa Valley, NV - < 1 mi.
Amargosa Opera HouseAmargosa Opera House, Death Valley Junction, CA - 8 mi.
World's Largest FirecrackerWorld's Largest Firecracker, Amargosa Valley, NV - 16 mi.
In the region:
Area 51 Alien Travel Center and Brothel, Amargosa Valley, NV - 16 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Nevada Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Route 66 Experience: Metal Muffler Man, Springfield, Illinois (May 27-Jun 2, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings