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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. 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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  • Grab a can of spray paint and go out on a date. This beats movie dates any day. Creative, interactive and memorable.  more »
  • Just like seeing the ZZ Top Video, all these vehicles are straight out of the ground, many people come and tag up the cars with fresh can of paint, so if you would like to leave your mark make sure yo...  more »
  • Unless it's on your bucket list or if you happen to be driving by, don't bother going out of the way to go. It's dusty, windy, crowded, muddy and the place is littered with spray paint cans. People ar...  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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