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Galleta Meadows

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Published 10/21/2015

Fodor's Review

Flowers aren't the only things popping up from the earth in Borrego Springs. At Galleta Meadows, camels, llamas, saber-toothed tigers, tortoises, and monumental gomphotherium (a sort of ancient elephant) appear to roam the earth again. These life-size bronze figures are of prehistoric animals whose fossils can be found in the Borrego Badlands. The collection of more than 130 sculptures created by Ricardo Breceda was commissioned by the late Dennis Avery, who installed the works of art on property he owned for the entertainment of locals and visitors. Maps are available from Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Sight Information

Address:

Borrego Springs Rd. from Christmas Circle to Henderson Canyon, Borrego Springs, California, 92004, United States

Phone:

760-767–5555

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 10/21/2015

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