Galleta Meadows Metal Sculptures
Galleta Meadows Estate is located in the census-designated place of Borrego Springs, California. The owner wanted to have free standing art pieces on his land so he commissioned an artist to create sculptures and the artist ended up creating over 100! The sculptures represent prehistoric life (dinosaurs), people (there is a gold miner, a Spanish padre, an Indian, a group of farmworkers and a cowboy) and nature (all kinds of critters - like big cats, grasshopper, elephant, horses, sloth, camels and lots more). There is also a jeep.
This area is completely open and people can freely visit the sculptures. Many of them are right by the side of the road and are easy to access.
It's been a few years since I visited the sculptures and I could have sworn I took a bunch of pictures but after checking the phone, computer, Google photos and camera card, I could only find pictures of two sculptures.I took many different views of the sea serpent, which is 350 feet long and crosses the road and one picture of the Indian head. I will share my paltry few pictures with you and then give you a link to a website that has really good shots of the sculptures.
I have wanted to go visit the Salton Sea area, specifically East Jesus so, if and when I get back there, I'll make my way back to the Galleta Meadows and take pictures again!
- Exploring the Metal Sculptures of Anza Borrego and Galleta Meadows - this is a personal site of someone who not only takes pictures of the places he visits but can find them when he's ready to make a webpage about them. Seriously, lots of nice shots and some cool information.
- Borrego Springs Sculptures- The Metal Sky Art Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda - another travel blog and I'm including this link because they took a super cool picture of the sea dragon head at night. They also have some pictures of sculptures the other site doesn't have.