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This Defines Las Cruces

Marvelous sculpture that overlooks the city. It provides one with an excellent opportunity for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul G
Tucson, Arizona

The rest area outside of Las Cruces was out of our way, but well worth the stop. The view... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
David B
via mobile
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“rest area”(20 reviews)
“road runner”(9 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marvelous sculpture that overlooks the city. It provides one with an excellent opportunity for a photo as well as being the very welcoming sight as one approaches Las Cruces

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul G
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

The rest area outside of Las Cruces was out of our way, but well worth the stop. The view overlooking the city and vista was awesome. It was a great photo shoot. We were fascinated by the road runner sculpture. How the artist was able...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Really innovative sculpture of a Southwestern icon made entirely of recycled materials. We recently moved to Las Cruces and drove by it on the other side of I10 enroute to the Southern New Mexico State Fair right near dusk, so we made a point to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wade E
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Roadrunner looks as though it is the guardian of Las Cruses. Old image demonstrating todays thoughts. Making something beautiful out of pieces of what would be junk. Bringing life into what others thrown away. The life experience of many smaller cities. New Life generated...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I don't want to spoil the surprise, so all I'll say is DO THIS! You won't regret it! Look really carefully at what the roadrunner is made of! :-). The view is spectacular and so is this wonderful piece of art!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tcr00ks
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The roadrunner sculpture is on the highway coming into Las Cruces and a great place to stop and enjoy the sculpture and the views. The sculpture is a nice piece of art!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our original plans were dashed due to the weather. We had heard about the roadrunner sculpture and went looking for it If you love New Mexico this is a must stop. The roadrunner made from recycled materials is something to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NJHeimark
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop and take a break. Bathrooms available , great view! I stopped in on a windy day but still enjoyable. Nice place to stop before town.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I was just amazed to see the different used materials that were used to build this roadrunner. When you stand below it, you can see old shoes, phones, and so on. Great work!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GSall07
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is an incredible use of recycled materials, and super cool to see! Spend some time examining the roadrunner to see all the crazy things it's made of. Kitchen utensils, electronics, shoes, trophies, crutches, even a toy dinosaur and horse. My tech-loving 15 year old...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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jill b
31 August 2018|
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Response from GSall07 | Reviewed this property |
The exit to the roadrunner is the same exit to the rest area. Since there are many ways of getting there, the best way is to use a GPS or google map