Albuquerque, New Mexico: Big Cowboy, Upper Half

Arms crossed, wearing a soggy looking stetson, a blobby spray-foam statue of a big cowboy dominates a parking lot, but only from the chest up. Repainted several times since the 1970s.

Aesop's Gables

Address:
4810 Pan American East Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM
Directions:
Just north of I-25 exit 228. Take the northbound service road (Pan American E. Fwy NE) across the bridge, and the cowboy will be immediately on the right.
Hours:
Parking lot is gated after business hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Cowboy.

Big Concrete Cowboy, Upper Half

The cowboy is now in front of a cabinet company. The gate was open in the small parking lot.

[cindy mcginnis, 06/10/2017]

The cowboy has received a fresh coat of paint since our last report.

Cowboy.

Roadside Ciwboy

Huge cowboy...

[Peg Price, 06/30/2013]

.... still buried up to his waist in a parking lot.

Half of a cowboy.

Big Concrete Cowboy, Upper Half

In keeping with the latest fashion trends, the Big Concrete Cowboy is currently attired in the earthy hues so popular in Albuquerque today. His western-style shirt has been updated to a stylish terra-cotta clay, and accessorized with a kerchief in contrasting turquoise. His ensemble is topped off with a terra-cotta Setson and turquoise hat band. But he is not concrete, unfortunately. He is made from some type of foam and coating, and is in need of attention if he is to be preserved.

[Gary Epperson, 10/12/2012]

Concrete Cowboy.

Concrete Cowboy

I took the photo, in July 1992 of the Albuquerque concrete cowboy, mentioned on your site.

[Glenn Brown, 01/19/2002]
Concrete Cowboy

I see this just about every day. It is the top of a concrete cowboy, from the shoulders up, no body. It's not really a roadside attraction, but it has been as long as i can remember.

[Diane Wirth, 08/11/2001]

Arms crossed, wearing a soggy looking stetson, this blobby concrete statue is interesting, though not a Muffler Man.


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