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Giant Red Arrow

2101 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 USA

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β€œ100ft Bright Red Arrow!”

It's 100' tall. It's bright red. It's a huge sculpture of a red arrow with its tip plunging into the concrete... This huge red arrow has marked the Indian Plaza shopping center for decades. The center was completely rebuilt a few years ago, but they kept the arrow since it had become almost a landmark. The mayor has been pushing to pass a sign ordinance in Abq to forbid commercial signs that are more than about 6 feet tall. Existing sign owners would have a few years to tear down their big old signs and replace them.

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Reviewed by
reese.dewey

  • 5 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 27, 2014

Now THIS is awesome! You can see it from down the road. It's now in the Whole Foods lot.

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Reviewed by
nicole.c.howes

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 19, 2014
Rated 3.0

fun photo opportunity for the kids

1 person found this review helpful

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DanielleBehar

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July 19, 2014

We made signs that said "we are here". Kids thought it was funny!

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Reviewed by
sabrina.franks

  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 06, 2014

In a Whole Foods parking lot. Hard to get a good pic because of all the cars.

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Reviewed by
ozgirl

  • 4 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
July 05, 2014

I drove past this frequently when I lived in ABQ without ever considering non-residents might consider it a photo op or roadside attraction. I mostly considered it a local landmark for navigating the city. It would be a real shame to ever take it down though.

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Reviewed by
aarrant

  • 8 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 05, 2014

Good photo opportunity. Was sad to see some jerk had parked his truck right in front of the arrow. But oh well. Still a good stop.

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Reviewed by
Breanna1

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 06, 2014

So, I neglected to read the description or look closely at the picture, so therefore did not notice that it was in fact in a shopping center. But nevertheless, it was still a wonderful photo (not foto) opportunity for a road trip.

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Reviewed by
AgnieszkaWdoowska

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
April 21, 2014

Ok to make a foto

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Reviewed by
roadtripper8409411

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 20, 2022
Rated 3.0

The Whole Foods Market parking lot is difficult for bigger vehicles to navigate. It is right off the highway though, so that was a plus.

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HealonFamily

  • 95 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
September 24, 2021
Rated 3.0

It's okay.

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Giant Red Arrow

2101 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
87106 USA
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