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Las Cruces, New Mexico: Recycled Roadrunner Team Field Report

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. Visible from I-10 westbound.
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Recycled Roadrunner.

Recycled Roadrunner

Made of refuse; 20 feet tall, 40 feet long. The recycled junk in its body has been recycled several times since it was first built in 1993. Now perched on a fake rock. Report...

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Recycled Roadrunner.

Recycled Roadrunner

Don't go on a windy day.

[Jan, 06/25/2024]

Sage advice for the Coyote?

Crutches on the roadrunner.

Recycled Roadrunner

Very cool. Especially if you read the story.

[Sherri, 03/04/2023]

We're accustomed to seeing crutches only displayed at miraculous healing shrines.

View from the Roadrunner.

Recycled Roadrunner - City Vista

The rest area at mile 135 eastbound has access to the sculpture, as well as an amazing vista of city and surrounding mountain range. Bathrooms were clean, dog relief area, and beautiful stone picnic structures make this a great stop!

[Jennifer, 07/28/2020]

Rest area.

Recycled Roadrunner

Not only is the Recycled Roadrunner worth a stop, but the rest area has covered picnic tables with a view. Also, the restrooms are clean!

[Janet, 03/16/2019]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Pink Spotted ElephantPink Spotted Elephant, Las Cruces, NM - 2 mi.
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Billy the Kid Gift ShopBilly the Kid Gift Shop, Mesilla, NM - 4 mi.
In the region:
Cabinetlandia, Deming, NM - 39 mi.

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