This Wild Texas Roadside Attraction Lets You Leave Your Own Artistic Mark
The quirky Cadillac Ranch has 10 Cadillacs proud on display for painting.
If you ever happen to be in Amarillo, you absolutely have to stop at this crazy, colorful art installation. The only of its kind, Cadillac Ranch is an interactive art piece that you can climb, graffiti and photographed in Texas. For the most random and unique experience of your life, you should totally check it out.
The piece is on route 66 and was originally placed there in the 1970s. Originally the piece wasn't intended for people to climb or draw on, but after the artists of the ranch realized there was no stopping the vandalism, they fully encouraged the public to do so. The work features 10 Cadillacs all buried nose down halfway in the ground leaning back just slightly.
Since their original placement, the cars have gone under some massive destruction, with them now missing frames, doors, and the trinkets originally placed in the cars. If you do decide to join in the fun and spray paint a few of these cars, we suggest taking lots of cool photos of your contribution, since the ranch has tons of visitors every day and it's easy for your work to get lost among it all.
Occasionally, the cars are completely stripped of their color and are either painted solid white or each a different color to give people a chance to work on a new, blank canvas.
Because so many people visit to leave their mark on these cars, the chances of you seeing the same Cadillac Ranch twice are very slim. It's like a new art piece every time you go!
The ranch is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you do decide to make this a stop on your next road trip, we suggest going before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. to get the most out of your experience.
Cadillac Ranch is located on 13651 I-40 Frontage Rd. You check out more information about the Cadillac Ranch here!