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Address: Artesia, NM
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A sense of history

We were delighted by the street sculptures in Artesia. You got a real sense of the past with the western Chisholm Trail and cowboy pieces, as well as the school marm. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Sunnyvale, CA
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Sunnyvale, CA
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were delighted by the street sculptures in Artesia. You got a real sense of the past with the western Chisholm Trail and cowboy pieces, as well as the school marm. The current day was represented by the oil field statues, while the children reading and the classic books seemed to hint at a great future. I must mention the... More 

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Okeechobee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Allow yourself time to stroll the streets of Artesia and see all the bronze sculptures. Area history in bronze!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Really very surprised to find the sculptures, we walked all around town finding them. There is also a awesome antique store that is a must visit.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We loved all these sculptures. Learned a lot of history on Billy The Kid. They were very detailed. Loved them.

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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great way to learn the history of the area. You can really tell that Artesia used to be a big player in the region!

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Geneva, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Oil Rig Sculpture is really cool. Location was very easy to walk or drive to from the hotel area of town. Water fountain was peaceful with a little history on the oil industry and the working elements of an oil rig.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Take time to read each historical sign and appreciate the larger than life characters of Artesia's story. The easy walk through downtown is less than 1 mile round trip. Each sculpture tells a part of the story from unfenced ranching to oil drilling. Well worth the time!

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Thank familyfun625
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I took a year planning the route to take us through the “musts” of the area, but more importantly, which guided tours we should choose, what local (rather than chains) businesses, restaurants and hotels among so many to sponsor. We chose wisely when we went with Heritage Inn, in the small town of Artesia, an hour away from Carlsbad Caves.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Sadly the oil fields are currently closed so the town is in a downturn, but the bronze statuary is fabulous.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

It is obvious that the town has been successful from the oil, there are more statues and sculptures in this small town than some large cities. They are presented nice, and very clean. It is a nice walking experience downtown

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