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Address: Artesia, NM

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Loved all the metal sculptures in town

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Redmond
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Redmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Stuck in snow and couldn't continue road trip. Sculptures were worth the walk through the cold. Best one is of the oil workers, quick time killer.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Statues scattered around downtown are fantastic! Saw them both at night and during the day, skillfully done.

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Midland, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The town has really done a nice job adding art works to the medians and corners. They are trying to make the main drag look better.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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137 reviews 137 reviews
82 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were just staying in Artesia for one night while traveling from the Caverns to White Sands, so I didn't expect anything special in this small oil town. But the street sculptures are wonderful! We picked up a brochure that describes a walking tour, which was helpful not only for the sculptures but also to explain the oil history. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The history told through the sculptures was very interesting. It was great information and the kids loved it.

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Kalispell, Montana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If this is the big attraction to this city then they are indeed a hurting city. The smell of cow poop and oil refineries is enough to make you speed as fast as you can through this town and get out.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Was amazed by these We only stayed here by accident and thought it was a great little town Sculptures were amazingly lifelike and topical for the area. Loved the Heritage Inn and the Chinese restaurant. Were on our way to Carlsbad Caverns which were also amazing

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We used Artesia for a base to meet up with my cousin and his wife, for 2 reasons. Firstly, to stay in a good hotel, then go south to visit Carlsbad Caverns. Secondly, to visit Artesia Library where Peter Hurd's large mural is the centre point. Featured in this mural is our distant cousin David Poindexter, and we met his... More 

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