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Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

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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. To plan Amarillo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The cars are really neat, especially for artsy shots. I didn’t go to spray paint them, but if you’re into graffiti art, you may particularly enjoy them. The crazy thing was it was 19 degrees and the w...  more »
  • Amazing that people actually stop to see this. Kinda like The Thing traveling in the western deserts, or the giant string ball in the southwest. But, you don’t have to pay to see this one and you can ...  more »
  • Muddy as hell, you can't even come up close to tag them (as per tradition) Maybe in the dry summer, even then it's just Caddy's vertically stuck in the dirt....nothing amazing..  more »

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Homestyle and boutique bed and breakfasts offer Texas hospitality near the downtown area. Chain hotels downtown fill up fast in the weeks prior to the rodeo, so book early to secure your desired room. Some of these hotels offer luxury suites and extra services, such as spas. Another popular option is camping in the desert to get a taste of the cowboy life.
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