Hidden off the highway in the North Georgia foothills is a junkyard where old school buses go to die and be reborn into pieces of art.

The School Bus Graveyard in Alto, Georgia, isn’t a normal junkyard where old buses, trucks, and RVs go to rot.

Rather, they are used as blank canvases for artists and muralists to turn into colorful works of art.

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According to Atlas Obscura, the wall of stacked buses around Alonzo Wade Used Cars and Auto Parts was originally built to deter people trying to steal scrap materials.

In 2012, a team of artists — Crispy Printz — began painting the buses and the graveyard became a mecca for muralists.

Now, the owners of the property allow tourists and visitors to roam the junkyard to explore what has been created.

You'll want to grab your camera before heading to the School Bus Graveyard because this hidden gem is super photogenic. 

Entrance to the graveyard is free, but the owners ask that you call before arriving so they can give you correct directions and rules for the yard. 

School Bus Graveyard

Price: Free!

Address: Alonzo Wade Road, Alto, GA

Phone Number: (706) 839-5153

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Why You Need To Go: To visit a one-of-a-kind art gallery that has been painted on the sides of retired buses.