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Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 2,200+ 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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  • Good Roadside attraction. It's about 200 yard walk each way with a good breeze, nice for stretching your legs. If you have any disabled folks it's an uneven terrain on dirt and can be muddy if it rain...  read more »
  • Very disappointed with this. Not really worth the stop and not what we expected. Not sure what else to say. 
  • It's an iconic stop along the Route 66 highway and a must see. Take along a can of spray paint to add your artwork! 
  • 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.
  • It is a pretty cool art display with the ability to make your own message in the form of spray paint. It is pretty cool to be a me to do that. The biggest problem is that it seems that no one is picking anything up. So there was a lot of litter from the old spray paint cans all over. It also wasn't good that around 6 of the I cars was a large puddle of water. So we could only get to two cars without taking a swim in a muddy mess.
  • The Cadillac Ranch is a must for those cruising down I 40. This ever changing site features an installation created by the Ant Farm. Bring a can/s of spray paint or rummage through those left behind by others and leave your mark. This iconic spot is a hit with kids and adults alike. It can get hot out there during the summer months so if you plan on painting for awhile you may want to bring something to drink. I've stopped by at times and found the place packed out and at other times I've been the only soul out there. Enjoy!
  • I have been interested in seeing this place since I was a kid. All the stories you used to hear about this eccentric millionaire burying all these Cadillacs was interesting. Growing up in Texas you always think about taking a look at places of interest here and there cause there are so many things like this. I have been through Amarillo a hundred times or more and always thought of trying to locate the place but felt like it might be out of the way. This last trip I took through there on July 31st of 2016 was one where I had a little extra time. I found it right away on my navigation app in the car and it was literally about 1 mile from the cut off I always take through the loop around town. It was super easy to find and just fantastic to see. I met a local guy there and he gave me the whole background story. It was truly a great little side trip. Sure there are cans of spray paint there for people to use, putting their stamp on the cars and taking pics but that was what the place is for. Very neat deal. I would suggest checking it off your bucket list. Bobby Wagner Centennial Colorado
  • 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. :)
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