Deming, New Mexico: Bowlin's Akela Flats

A souvenir shop building exterior has a long false front painted to look like a row of Old West storefronts, complete with goofy names and odd human figures.

Address:
21535 Frontage Rd SE, Deming, NM
Directions:
I-10 exit 102, northeast side.
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Bowlin's Akela Flats

Indoors, this is another southwest souvenir shop, albeit a big one with a large fireworks section. But the outside of the building presents a long false front painted to look like a row of Old West storefronts. It's a quirky and amateurish roadside weenie, with extra credit for the slightly creepy faces on the life-size human figures. No idea when it was done, but it's been there for a very long time.

[Abby, 12/07/2021]

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