Desert Art




The desert is said to be dry and barren with little life or excitement. However, we found a desert that has 132 mystical, prehistoric, and desert animals spread out over 3,000 square feet. We watched the Gracile Sabretooth Cat attack a poor extinct horse. The tension was so real and we could not help but feel sorry for the horse while at the same time marvel at the beautiful and strong Gracile Sabretooth cat. We walked among giant tortoises, African elephants, Shasta Ground Sloth, Columbian Mammoth, farmer workers, an Indian chief, and more. Some of these creatures were friendly while others were so fierce that one will want to keep their children away from them but if you are anything like us you might actually feed a child or two to one of the dinosaurs. No ginormous dinosaur can scare me because I have a strong, handsome, and loving husband who makes me feel safe. The 350 foot long serpent’s roar could not go unnoticed, everyone who drove through it knew the danger that they had to face in order to continue their journey. The experience with these creatures felt as if we were in some sort of movie which was filled with suspense, action, and excitement.







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This is a drive through experience where you can drive right up to the free standing sculptures and have some fun either copying the creatures, running away from them, or enjoying them through the window of your car. In April 2008 Ricardo Breceda started placing his metal sculptures on Avery’s private parcel of land known as Galleta Meadows Estate. This is located in Anza-Borrego, California and you can see the sculptures south and north from Borrego Springs Road.


Rub on Sculptures:

Once we got home from our exciting vacation we wanted to have more fun with the beautiful sculptures which we had seen so we created rub on sculptures. What you need is cardboard, pictures of the sculptures, scissors, pencil, crayons, and a hot glue gun. You first want to print your picture out. Next, cut the picture out and trace it on the card board. Put hot glue on the outline. Let the glue dry and place a piece of paper on top of it. Use crayons and color the paper and you will soon see the outline of the sculptures.


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7 Responses

  1. OMG what an incredible place to visit! I am so wanting to go there

  2. Dmitry

    That was a great place to see and lots of fun for kids and us.

  3. Homegrown Adventures

    Dimachka….Can we go back? Maybe we can create a fun movie together. lol.

  4. That place looks amazing! I love the sculptures. I also really like the desert. I lived in Arizona for a while and really loved living there. That’s my type of climate.

  5. You visit the most amazing places! I really wished we lived on the west coast. There are so many great sights to see. Me and my kids would have so much fun seeing all of these wonderful places.

  6. Looks like you and your family had so much fun. Thanks for sharing pictures with us!

  7. That is so cool! I’ve seen similar things on the beach but these are much better 🙂

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