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Cadillac Ranch

Amarillo, Texas

based on 5 reviews


Added by Korey Taylor

Witness epic sunrises across the Texas panhandle at this iconic landmark alongside Interstate-40.

Cadillac Ranch isn't actually a ranch but an art installation and sculpture that was installed in 1974 by a group called Ant Farm. The original installation consisted of ten cars buried into the ground and painted black to provide a fresh canvas for fellow travelers. However, over the years they've been grafitied so often that the paint coat is inches thick and you can see the remnants of the previous explorers before you.

While Cadillac Ranch can be visited any time day or night, there's something special about visiting it at sunrise. Not only will you most likely be the only person there, but the Texas panhandle creates some of the most epic sunrises. So set that alarm clock early and drive out to this awesome site- and don't forget to bring the spray paint!

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Cadillac Ranch Reviews

Perfect weather the time I went. Remember though, it is Texas so I would plan accordingly! It is something to say it is cool you saw, however I don’t think I would go again besides maybe to show some friends.

Located just off I-40 in Amarillo, TX, Cadillac Ranch is a must-see roadside attraction. The famous 10 cadillacs in the dirt make for a great photo opp, especially if you have a wide-angle lens. Each cadillac is decked out in endless graffiti that changes almost daily by locals and visitors coming to make their mark on the famous landmark. There's plenty of parking off the road just outside of the attraction entrance and the short walk to the landmark makes it a very easy stop all around. Make sure to visit early in the morning or late in the evening around sunrise/set to get the best skies possible.

Today we stopped at the world famous Cadillac Ranch. Created in 1974 by a local artist consisting of ten Cadillacs (1949-1963). It’s now an interactive artwork for graffiti(which is welcome and provided for free) and it was pretty neat!  you can spend 5 minutes here or 2 hours. It’s Free! Spray paint was even provided for free.

Visited this piece of Americana art history at sundown, which really made for a fun time. Really disappointed by all the trash left behind though. Some day I will own a Cadillac and bury it lovingly in the yard too.

We caught this at sunrise on a trip when our kids were teens. If you are into collecting experiences, especially offbeat artsy outdoors experiences, this is a must-have for your collection.

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