Socorro, New Mexico: Recycled Parts Flying Saucer

A flying saucer photo-op made out of junk pays tribute to Socorro's famous UFO encounter of 1964.

Address:
California St., Socorro, NM
Directions:
I-25 exit 147 (toward US Hwy 60), then north a quarter-mile on Hwy 1/California St. The UFO is on the right, just past the Arby's.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Recycling Center Flying Saucer.

Recycled Parts Flying Saucer

A great little pit stop. The flying saucer is really well done. The recycling center seems to have changed hands and is a tire shop now.

[caitlin, 05/25/2019]

Recycling Center Saucer.

Recycling Center UFO

Giant flying saucer made from discarded metal and car parts. It's on the way to the Very Large Array.

[Jason, 04/08/2016]

The saucer appeared in 2014-15. It's a welcome -- and long overdue -- UFO photo-op in Socorro, site of a famous flying saucer landing in 1964.


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Chunk of Chunk of "Jumbo" From First A-Bomb Blast, Socorro, NM - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Giant Rattlesnake in the Median, Albuquerque, NM - 69 mi.

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