Paisano Pete

N Main St & W 10th St, Fort Stockton, Texas 79735 USA

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“the largest roadrunner in the world”

Paisano Pete Fort Stockton was named a True Texas Icon as “Town Mascot” in the September 2011 issue of Texas Highway’s magazine. Paisano Pete, located in the center of town on the corner of Main and Dickenson, is unarguably one of the most recognizable roadside attractions in the southwest. Paisano Pete, was erected in 1980 and declared the largest roadrunner in the world, at 11 feet tall and 22 feet long. Since that time a larger replica of a roadrunner has been constructed of recycled materials in New Mexico. “Pete” was the idea of Mayor Gene Cummings and has been an enduring symbol of the community since his arrival. He has recently been renovated and his vivid brown striped feathers and white belly shine brighter than ever. Poised mid-stride, seemingly ready to dart across the West Texas landscape, Pete remains one of the most photographed ”birds” in the world.

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Reviewed by
Barbee77

  • 12 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 31, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great place to stop and stretch and photo op!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AllynBrowningThomas

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 24, 2017
Rated 5.0

So cute! Perfect for a quick stop to get a picture and then fill up your gas!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
floraconcha

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 16, 2014
Rated 5.0

So cool. Really great activity for the whole family. :)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
adapron

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 10, 2014
Rated 4.0

Had to stop and pay tribute (make a mends) in honor of the one we sent to meet his maker, previously on our trip.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Escheets

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 02, 2014

Do not stop. I warned you.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
elonchick07

  • 12 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 19, 2017
Rated 3.0

There is a road runner painted on the ramp of the overpass/highway exit

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Reviewed by
danielletrz

  • 18 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
June 30, 2016
Rated 4.0

Super short fun photo op! By trees! Easy to find!

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Reviewed by
PriceFun

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 16, 2016
Rated 2.0

The train station was better across the street.

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Reviewed by
JenniferGuadarrama

  • 10 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 01, 2015
Rated 3.0

Nice, shady spot to snap a pic and stretch the legs. Not much else.

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Reviewed by
Jim Thomas

  • Road Warrior
  • 72 Reviews
  • 30 Helpful
March 11, 2015
Rated 4.0

In true road trip fashion, we had to stop for a group photo. What we will do with that photo is anyone's guess. Great stop to break the trip up.

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Paisano Pete

N Main St & W 10th St
Fort Stockton, Texas
79735 USA

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