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Albuquerque, New Mexico: Giant Rattlesnake in the Median

Large rock sculpture of a diamondback rattlesnake undulates along the median of University Blvd.

University Blvd, Albuquerque, NM
South edge of the city. I-25 exit 220. Drive east on Hwy 500/Rio Bravo Blvd SE. Turn right at the stoplight onto University Blvd SE. You'll see the Rattlesnake ahead, in the highway median.
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Giant Rattlesnake in the Median

There's actually two, bookending this small section of road. No parking though, as they've put up curbs along the entire road.

[Perpetual Tourist, 09/17/2021]


Giant Rattlesnake in the Median

The Giant Rattlesnake is not as easy to find as you might think. It's big and neat but never just where you think it should be. It's one of the coolest things in town.

[cindy mcginnis, 06/10/2017]

Snake in Median.

Stone Rattlesnake in the Median

This huge rock sculpture of a diamondback rattlesnake is just 0.2 mi off I-25. It snakes along the median of University Blvd for about 200 feet. You can take the freeway exit, drive along the snake, make a U turn, and return to the freeway in just a few minutes. Well worth the diversion.

[Wm Breiland, 04/25/2011]

The stone rattlesnake sculpture, created in 2007, was designed for the waterless median by the architects of Antoine Predock, consulting to Molzen Corbin Engineering, assisted by Crossno Structural Engineers.

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