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Address: Artesia, NM
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Impressive and informative

It's worth stopping at these, and reading the information. When you are new to the area, you get really curious about all the oil rigs all over. This helped us understand things.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Batavia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's worth stopping at these, and reading the information. When you are new to the area, you get really curious about all the oil rigs all over. This helped us understand things.

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De Queen, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Drove downtown while passing by on a road trip. Very creative and nicely presented area! The sculptures are cool! If your just passing through make sure to do a drive by, you don't want to miss it!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There are several amazing larger-the-life bronze statues located around downtown Artesia. Each one has a plaque describing the statue and the history it represents. From pioneer women to the cowboy, each topic is depicted in a way that visitors (especially children) can jump right into history.

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Brea, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were visiting a son who is temporarily living in Artesia. We were taken with the large metal sculptures around this small town (11,000) that depict the history of Artesia. It is largely an oil town. The sculptures, which are bigger than life, depict an oil rig, cowboys, and early life in the West. Great history!

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wonderful area with several bronze sculptures. Each sculpture tells a story about the history of this town. From early education to the humble start of the oil industry.

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Victorville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Interesting, gives you a way to learn more about the area. They are beautiful sculptures, wish we had more time to spend down town.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was very amazing how huge these things were. Very Impressive the details that went into these sculptures.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The highlight of the town walking tour was the sculptures. Beautifully detailed and gave a historical perspective of the town and area.

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Redmond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We took about an hour and explored several of the sculptures. We especially liked the Drillers and the pioneers!

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laconia, nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Before dinner we strolled Main Street to get acquainted with this town. The Sally Chisum, and Oil Derrick sculptures were fabulous and very historically informative. I knew nothing about drilling for oil and all that it entailed until Artesia.

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Address: Artesia, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Artesia

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