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“Larger Than Life”

Free Spirits at Noisy Water
Ranked #10 of 31 things to do in Ruidoso
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Owner description: This monumental outdoor sculpture depicts eight bronze horses, each weighing 3,000-5,000 pounds, running majestically through a wild landscape.
Killeen, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Larger Than Life”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Larger than life horses gallop over a hill and through a pretty park. Definitely a fun photo op. Other reviews mentioned the balancing on one hoof so we were especially looking for those. It was quite amazing. All of the horses are identified with a placard sign with a blurb about the particular breed. The horses are right by the Hubbary Museum making a nice outing together.

Visited September 2013
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
345 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Beautiful park and sculpture”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stop here. Sculptures were so beautiful. The visitor center is next door which added to the stop. Two Geocaches in area which enhanced the visit. Makes for a great photo op!

Visited September 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous view. Wonderful exhibit!”
Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

Very well done. Peaceful setting and worth the time spent. Was impressed at how realistic the statues were.

Visited July 2013
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Chaparral, NM
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Larger-than-life horses running through a landscape. Comfortable walkway (some steps and incline) with benches and good spots for photos. Signs giving descriptions of the breeds.

Visited March 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Dave McGary's Masterpiece!”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

These wonderful statues are one and a half times life size and weight a ton or more each. Some of the horses are balanced on one hoof. They represent the American horse breeds and are beautifully done, with Dave's attention to detail. There are swirls in the hair of their coats, and are wonderful to spend time looking at and photographing. A wonderful introduction to the Hubbard Museum of the American West (formerly the Museum of the Horse).

Visited January 2013
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