Albuquerque, New Mexico: Giant Red Arrow

Sticks into the ground at an angle in front of a shopping center.
2101 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
East side of downtown. I-40 exit 160, then one block south on Carlisle Blvd. Northwest corner of Indian School Rd and Carlisle.
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Big Arrow.

Giant Red Arrow

Giant red arrow located in the parking lot of a Whole Foods.

[April N, 09/29/2013]

Whole Foods is a new neighbor. The arrow has been there since 1961, when the shopping center was named Indian Plaza.

Giant arrow.

Giant Red Arrow

Best giant red arrow in the Southwest!

[sheisgros, 10/04/2012]

Giant arrow, little dead guy.

Giant Red Arrow

Stabbed by giant red arrow.

[, 06/16/2010]

The comedy potential in big arrow photo ops is nearly limitless!

Big red arrow.

Giant Red Arrow

Yah, it's big! Located at the intersection of Indian School and Carlisle.

[Mike, 03/31/2010]
Giant Red Arrow

On Indian School Road, which is a main thoroughfare in Albuquerque, in front of a natural foods store, there is a monstrous red arrow that was constructed to look as though its head became lodged in a stone-and-cement stand. The arrow is about 20 feet tall, and that's measuring it as its stands on an angle. No one involved in the design and construction of this monstrosity could have thought that it would actually represent some sort of cultural icon for Native Americans, but a loose association must have been there in someone's mind. I bow to the great arrow whenever I pass it in my visits to Albuquerque, however, as it must indicate the presence of some god that drivers fear.

[Jay Elkins, 06/18/2003]

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