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Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo
(3.6/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
At the public art installation Cadillac Ranch, see the vision of three individuals who created a sculpture from Cadillac cars in the 1970s. Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez, and Doug Michels, members of the art group Ant Farm, repurposed old and unused Cadillacs into this installation based on their aesthetic interest in cars and their desire to find a new, unorthodox form of architectural work. The cars, which are tilted and partially buried into the ground, are now covered in graffiti and paint from visitors over the years. When you stop by this surreal site, a short walk from the highway, take photos or add your own art to the automobiles. Make Cadillac Ranch a centerpiece of your Amarillo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Amarillo itinerary maker.
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  • I do not understand how you can call the idea of an eccentric billionaire sculpture of planting 10 Cadillac in a desert area outside Amarillo, which at the time may be antique but now even been veritable wreckage strewn with cm of paint every day. If you stop just before you will see a coming and going of people (including children) and we wonder why so much interest. MAH ... If you are in the area, get the itch to go otherwise go without regrets.
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  • You can spray paint the cars and it's perfectly legal. The ranch is easy to find and free. The area smells like cows and there is no gift shop or attraction manager. It's open 24/7. Just open the gate...  more »
  • Colorful. Unusual. My wife just had to stop here to see these half buried Caddys. She though they were great. I though different. Just OK. There is a camper dealer near Tampa on I4 that did the same t...  more »
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  • This is a piece of Americana. Well worth a pit stop. Bring some spray paint and add to the graffiti. Only 1 issue. It is not wheelchair accessible unless you think out side the box. Barb wire only stops cattle.
  • Drove from Lubbock to Amarillo to visit Palo Duro Canyon, Big Texan Steakhouse and Cadillac Ranch. All worth the drive. This was fun, take a couple different colors of spray paint and go wild. The mud was bad so don't go in good shoes. Would take out of towners here again.
  • Interesting. Different. Unique. Bring some spray paint or maybe you can find a can on the ground that hasn't fully ran out. Neat little roadside attraction. Good for a little half hour stop.
  • Neat place. Remember, this is an outside exhibit, so expect mud right around the cars if it rains. You can paint on the cars if you want, but throw your cans and lids away when you are done. A lot of people just drop them on the ground. Trash for days......
  • SO FUN! You can't miss this place - right off the side of the interstate. A little windy on the day we went, and busy - but take your spray paint and make a memory... and don't be sad that it will be gone probably right after you leave. :)