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Address: Borrego Springs Road, Borrego Springs, CA
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Off roading and art!

Amazing art sculptures in the middle of the dessert. Awesome views and there were no crowds or time limits. Fun day trip and getaway.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing art sculptures in the middle of the dessert. Awesome views and there were no crowds or time limits. Fun day trip and getaway.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't miss checking out the metal sculptures by Ricardo Breceda all around Borrego Springs. A map is online or you can purchase a nice, fully-detailed map at local stores. Great for night-sky photography, too.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice drive with wonderful sculptures scattered throughout the area. We enjoyed visiting the area so much we bought a house here a couple years ago!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was because it was over 100 degrees when we went and we didn't have too much time (before we started melting) to check out the sculptures, but I've heard about these for some time and was expecting quiet a bit. They were cool, but there aren't as many as I was expecting and most of them are small.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are always in awe of the incredible sculptures by Ricardo Breceda. The attention to detail is amazing and is evident in each and every work of art. We normally make a day trip with our desert guests and everyone is impressed. The range of creatures - jeep, dinosaurs, the serpent, the prospector and his horse, the prehistoric critters, the... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The magnificent sculptures populate the desert floor, and you never know where another will pop up. They are like real-life Pokemon Go. There are horses, dragons, camels, elephants and many others.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A huge display of unique sculptures spread out across the desert. This is a place not to miss if you are in Borrego Springs.

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Langley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Imagine your driving through the desert and off in the distance you see something that looks like a giant serpent like dragon. Yes, all over the area roads are many excellent giant size metal sculptor's very life like. From the traffic circle, Christmas Circle in downtown Borrego Springs, go north or south on Borrego Spring Rd. within a few minutes... More 

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Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Made it out to Borrego Springs and we had to go see these amazing sculptures. They are truly awesome! They are all over the city in different areas, so make sure you ask a local for the best place to start. We were out there during the hottest time of the year, so it made it hard to really admire... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

When was the last time you drove your vehicle across a dragon's tail? Or, came face to face with a 30 foot scorpion? All are incredible steel welded sculptures of artist and welder Ricardo Breceda, based in Perris, California. About 130 of Breceda’s metal sculptures are now located in the Borrego Springs area. A round trip of about 22 miles... More 

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