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“Amazing art”
Review of Street Sculptures

Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Artesia
Certificate of Excellence
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Artesia, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing art”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Traditional western scenes of the area are beautifully depicted. Derrick Floor is an accurate look at the historical aspect of the area's involvement in energy exploration and day to day life in the oil patch. The freedom eagle is set as a tasteful centerpiece at the military memorial near city hall. Ms.Chisum and the kids captures the period of earlier days. Each one of the sculptures offer great detail that enhances the experience...everything within walking distance, free parking, local restaurants and shops...no fees.

Visited April 2014
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Coarsegold, California, Usa
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Worth stopping for”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

There are several sculptures to see and they are scattered throughout the town. The "Derrick Floor", on West Main Street is a must see. Plan to spend some time walking around it to enjoy all the details, right down to wrist watches, wallets and shoe laces on the people. It is worth your time.

Visited April 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Really beautiful sculptures!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We found the series of three sculptures, as well as the sculpture/water feature of the oil rig. We loved all of them, but the oil rig one was our favorite, and encouraged visitors to walk around it, through it, and learn about it as an interactive experience.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Wendy F
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Farmington, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Nice art for this town”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

The street sculptures are figures which represent the history of Artesia, from Ms Chisum who started one of the first schools, to the cowboys, rustlers and other ranchers who made the town all the way to the largest, the Derrick Floor depicting an actual oil rig drilling scene, the lifeblood of the modern community. There is also a tribute to the school mascot, the Bulldog. All in all, this town is working hard to show its civilized side, and does well.

Visited February 2014
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New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

The enormous sculpture of the oil derrick on Main is very impressive. I usually don't fawn over sculptures, but this one is worth it to slow down and check out.

Visited January 2014
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