Amarillo, Texas: Huge Pair of Legs

Inspired by a similar set of big legs in the Egyptian desert, Stanley Marsh 3 (who commissioned the nearby Cadillac Ranch) paid a guy named Lightnin' McDuff to build the legs. A joke plaque claims that the rest of the body was destroyed by jealous football players from Lubbock.
Address:
Sundown Ln., Amarillo, TX
Directions:
I-27 and Sundown Lane, on the east side of the road, southeast corner. Note: Artist Lightnin McDuff created the sculpture.
Hours:
Daylight hours.
RA Rates:
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New scrawlings. Big Legs

The big giant legs now have the words "Green Bay Packers" on them. Go Pack Go!

[go pack go, 10/28/2013]

In recent years the graffiti-palooza at nearby Cadillac Ranch has splattered over onto these luckless limbs, which were built in mock tribute to the Shelley sonnet "Ozymandias," which mentions, "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone, Stand in the desert..." Another line, "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" seems appropriate now.

Legs. Huge Pair of Legs

Huge Pair of Legs in the middle of nowhere! They now more resemble the Cadillac Ranch - totally decked out by the hands of visitors. Watch out for the cactus-like grass growing around the base!

[Melanie, 10/20/2012]
The legs, augmented with knee socks. Huge Pair of Legs

The legs are now painted over to look like purple boots. You must crawl through a barbed wire fence to get close to the legs.

[S Arnold, 03/25/2012]
Huge Pair of Legs

Legs are still standing, but have gone the way of Cadillac Ranch. Socks are painted over and covered with graffiti.

[Kim, 06/05/2011]
Big legs are larger than a person. Huge Pair of Legs

We can't believe the Huge Pair of Legs don't get more play! They are fantastic! If you're driving Route 66, definitely take a short detour to the legs that do not disappoint! They are in the middle of a field full of cows. You have to jump the fence and, beware, if you are scared of cows because they definitely give you the "stink eye" when you set "foot" on their turf! The photo ops alone are well worth the visit! And we're thrilled the gym socks were back on four ours! You should definitely also make a stop at Cadillac Ranch.

[Lisa Steinke, 08/29/2009]

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