Dallas, Texas: Traveling Man: 38-Foot-Tall Robot Gumby

"Walking Tall," an allegorical truckin' "Traveling Man" robot towers over the Deep Ellum station of Dallas's downtown light rail system. Unveiled August 9, 2009. The hole in his chest and the bird on his arm have artistic significance.

Deep Ellum DART station

Address:
N. Good Latimer Expy., Dallas, TX
Directions:
Downtown, at the Deep Ellum DART station. Just east of US 75 and just north of I-30; closest to US 75 exits 285 (northbound) and 284C (southbound).
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Robot Gumby.

Traveling Man - 38-Foot-Tall Robot Gumby

Traveling Man towers over the Deep Ellum station of Dallas's downtown light rail system. He was conceived and built by a group of local artists as an allegory of the neighborhood: a guitar-shaped head honors nearby musicians, a stainless steel body reflects the industries that moved away so that the musicians could move in, etc. We like Traveling Man because he's 38 feet tall, weighs 35,000 pounds, and looks like a truckin' robot Gumby. There are two other, smaller, Traveling Men at the station as well.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/03/2009]

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