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. Artist "Lightnin McDuff" created the sculpture. Currently fenced off to prevent visitor interaction.
Hours:
Visible, but fenced off. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Plaque covered with graffiti.

Huge Pair of Legs

Be sure to read the plaque by the gate. Nothing lasts forever!

[Carter Sutton, 07/25/2020]

Giant legs.

Huge Pair of Legs

For those not into 19th century poetry or 20th century comic books, this attraction is known as Giant Legs, but as the plaque on site clearly explains, this randomly placed art exhibit is a nod to the classic Shelley poem about the impermanence of man-made legacies. If that doesn't make sense to you, just enjoy the broken statue in the pasture. Unlike nearby Cadillac Ranch, the gate to this exhibit is wired shut, so anybody looking to make their mark with spray paint will require some fence-hopping chutzpah.

[S. Michael Wilson, 03/14/2020]

The legs originally sported white athletic socks, but they've disappeared under decades of spray paint spew.

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]

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