Las Vegas, New Mexico: Bobby Valdez Sculpture Garden

Bobby has been enhancing his small yard for years with colorfully-painted hand-made concrete gorillas, snakes, small dinosaurs, cavemen, and a big Catholic shrine.
Address:
521 S. Pacific St., Las Vegas, NM
Directions:
I-25 exit 343. Drive north on I-25 Business for three-quarters of a mile. Turn left at the gas station/bar onto S. Pacific St. Drive two blocks. The sculpture garden house will be on the left, behind bushes and a white fence. If you cross Rincon St. you've gone too far. Private yard; please be respectful.
Admission:
Free
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Bobby Valdez Sculpture Garden

We tried to go see the sculpture garden, but the bushes have grown so you can not see it from the street. There is a No Parking sign in front, so you can't really stop and peek in.

[Kathy G., 11/08/2019]

Entrance sculpture.

Bobby Valdez Sculpture Garden

The Bobby Valdez Sculpture Garden is hidden behind a hedge-covered picket fence so it's hard to see driving by. After a couple of trips around the block we got it pinpointed (the address given on RA is correct) we pulled over curbside.

The pink elephant, Mickey and Minnie Mouse saying hi are easy to spot on the left side of the driveway (once you are on foot). I saw a "For Sale" sign in the 2nd floor window. Didn't know if the property was vacant, so we didn't tread farther. Hope Bobby is okay.

[Kathy & Ron - On W X N, 06/13/2016]

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