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Cadillac Ranch Moves

After 23 years as a pop art "must-see" stop in the Texas panhandle, the Cadillac Ranch is on the move, to news digs two miles up the road. Millionaire Stanley Marsh is relocating his ten upangled Cadillac junkers to escape Amarillo sprawl that had encroached on the Ranch in recent years.

The cars represent the Golden Age of Cadillacs, from 1949 to 1963, and were a well-known Ant Farm (an artist collective) project in the '70s. Photos of the Caddys became a ubiquitous fixture in any book on offbeat tourist attractions [Roadside America excepted] or wistful lamentations on dead Route 66 and its ilk.

To its credit, it did serve to inspire the next generation of car monuments, such as Alliance, Nebraska's Carhenge and eight cars impaled on a 50-foot spike in Berwyn, Illinois.

New holes were prepared for the cars in a field a couple of miles away, moving from the current spot (five miles west of Amarillo on the south side of I-40).

[08/26/1997]
Address:
13651 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX
Directions:
Just west of the Amarillo city line. I-40 exit 60. Follow the frontage road on the south side of I-40 (old Route 66) east for one mile. Cadillac Ranch will be on the right (south) side; just park your car along the shoulder and enter the pasture through an unlocked gate. Visitors are encouraged; dog friendly.
Hours:
Daylight hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
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