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The Lightning Field

Quemado, NM
+1 505-898-3335
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A long way to go for nothing

This is the product of an artist who had a good idea. Unfortunately, mother nature rarely... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
carl e
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Show Low, Arizona
Brilliant; spiritual

Do you like large scale public art and earthworks? Do you like being off the grid...being plunged... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
67Porsche
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Indiana
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“pellet stove” (2 reviews)
“porch” (3 reviews)
“land” (4 reviews)
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Quemado, NM
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is the product of an artist who had a good idea. Unfortunately, mother nature rarely co-operates and you wind up in the "dust field" instead. I have been out to this place many times and have had the proper appointments (it's on private land)...More

1  Thank carl e
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Do you like large scale public art and earthworks? Do you like being off the grid...being plunged into a landscape with silence and killer views all 'round...possibly being thrown together with strangers in an environment from which there is no retreat? Are you ready to...More

1  Thank 67Porsche
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The rustic, remote, and comfortable digs served as a center for a wonderful retreat from our busy world. We did not have any lightening, but enjoyed exploring the lightening field, watching the sun set and rise, and staring at the few billion stars overhead. Bring...More

1  Thank danorm
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had the entire cabin and experience to ourselves, late October 2013. Other couples didn't show.The setting sun shining on the tips of the rods turned them pink. Watched a big lightning storm roll in and literally above the cabin blast after blast of lightning,...More

1  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

While others have wonderfully described the work of art, size, number of poles, height, etc., I believe the artist, Walter de Maria, said it best, "The sum of the facts does not constitute the work or determine its esthetics." Land Art is a movement in...More

8  Thank Larry T
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well it is pricy, we were hoping for some lightning, it was cloudy which prevented us from seeing the stars and no lightning. I have been other places that were as remote and spent a lot less to be there. The group we were with...More

4  Thank Larry F
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Others will tell you it's light, lacks a punch, is too subtle, or was disappointing because lightning didn't strike a lightning rod. If you're looking for whiz bang, then maybe this isn't the artwork for you. For me, if was the experience of a lifetime....More

9  Thank Josh547
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

A remarkable piece of art. It doesn't demand any conclusion. It makes itself accessible to everyone. You make it your own experience. Just beautiful.

3  Thank Aleksander G
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

You make your own experience here. The rod sculpture helps point the way. The cabin is almost monastic. (yes it's warm and they have hot water) It's strength is it's comfortable simplicity... food, creature and ethereal. You'll never be so happy to be so bored....More

7  Thank Cullulloo
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived. We were supposed to share the cabin with a group of 4 other people. The other group cancelled so my boyfriend and I had the cabin all to ourselves. The cabin was way nicer than I was...More

6  Thank omueller
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Patty R
26 January 2018|
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Response from danorm | Reviewed this property |
The site cannot be accessed on your own - you can only visit with overnight reservations ( which open Feb 1st and fill up usually right away). The site is on private property owned by the Dia Art Foundation and is only... More
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FloraFour
31 January 2017|
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Response from Larry T | Reviewed this property |
The response from the Dia Foundation was prompt. We had a more complicated situation as we had three couples and wanted the entire place to ourselves. If you are a single couple, you should be able to get the date you want... More
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Monikafox
14 July 2016|
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Response from Aleksander G | Reviewed this property |
It depends. If you have your heart set on seeing lighting, the later in the season the better chance you have. July and August are your best bet, but chances are still pretty slim that you'll see lighting. Despite the title... More
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