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Address: Borrego Springs Road, Borrego Springs, CA
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Many, many creative and interesting metal sculptures of people and creatures both mythical and found in the local fossil record. These are found both to the south and the north... read more

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Saskatoon, Canada
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many, many creative and interesting metal sculptures of people and creatures both mythical and found in the local fossil record. These are found both to the south and the north of Borrego Springs scattered through the desert.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While staying in the San Diego area, we made a day trip to Julian, and then onto the Anza Borrego Desert. One person in our group had never been to a desert, and very much wanted to go. We came across these sculptures, and had to drive around until we found more! PLEASE NOTE! While we were there, a car... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's interesting to read the Galleta Meadows signs which are posted throughout Borrego Springs because they are the opposite of a "no trespassing" sign--instead, they basically invite you to use the land for your enjoyment. Even though it is private property you can camp, hike, picnic and, mostly, enjoy the rusted steel sculptures of giant prehistoric animals by Carlos Breceda.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most of these metal sculptures can be visited by car. It is easy to park near them and walk around them.

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Georgetown, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My hubby and I came here on a whim, not really knowing what to expect. When we came upon the elephants, it kind of took us by surprise. We were driving along and there they were! Off on the side of the road in the middle of a desert field. He wanted to drive closer but I was afraid of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dennis Avery (his father was the founder of the company that produced Avery labels) had the vision to create a unique art experience in the desert that would bring people to this desert community. He commissioned approximately 130 metal sculptures of prehistoric and extinct mammals along with some historical and fantasy figures produced by Ricardo Breceda, a Mexican immigrant and... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For years we have loved coming upon one of these sculptures on the road (the horses) or the ones near the Casa del Zorro. Somehow we weren't aware of this amazing installation in the middle of nowhere. What a fun surprise to suddenly come upon hundreds of imaginative creatures in the desert. The setting adds to the mystery and the... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to maximize your time at Anza Borrego State Park, just view a few of these scupltures. They are all very cool, but they are spread out, and by the time you see them all, you realize that you could have spent more time in nature before the sun went down.

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just loved this because it is so different from anything I have ever seen. You can drive off the main road right into the desert to see these up close. We never found them all and the map they gave us at the visitor's center wasn't great. They were really striking at sunset but not the best time if... More 

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Rochester, New York
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take an hour or two to explore around the town of Borrego Springs, and you'll run into all sorts of metal sculptures of creatures that lived in the area. They are scattered across many miles, some right in town, some along the side of empty roads, and some so far off in the distance, you need to hike or 4-wheel... More 

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