Amarillo, Texas: Cadillac Ranch

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Address:
I-40, 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:
The Best
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Cadillac Ranch.

Cadillac Ranch
Is it just a line of ten junker Cadillacs buried nose-down in a dusty farm field -- or is it art? Roadsideamerica.com Report...

Road Does Not End.

Amarillo, Texas - Cadillac Ranch and Stanley Marsh 3
Cadillac Ranch: Todd Kent's 2006 short film "Road Does Not End," where Stanley Marsh 3 talks about Cadillac Ranch and his other Amarillo art projects. Watch Video.

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Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch is located on a two lane service road. You will park your car on the side of the service road and walk into the field to the cars. When we went it was super muddy but we still were able to tag the cars. You can bring your own spray paint but it seemed to us that most tourists left their paint cans behind in a milk crate, so if you don't have any paint there's a good chance you'll come across some on site.

[Katashia, 06/14/2020]

Boot on fence, Cadillac Ranch in distance.

Cadillac Ranch

Be aware that peddlers set up shop right at the gate -- do not feel obligated! We thought they were there to charge admission. Better and less cheap looking versions of the paint chip art can be found at the Cadillac Ranch Gift store.

[Liberty, 06/02/2020]
Cadillac Ranch

At around 2 AM on September 9, 2019, someone set fire to the oldest Cadillac at Cadillac Ranch: the 1949 Club Sedan, furthest to the west. The jerks who did it were no doubt pushed to this extreme because the usual tool of monument jerk-vandalism -- spray paint -- would be invisible on the Cadillac Ranch cars, already smeared with countless layers of spray paint by adoring visitors.

Photos of the damage show that the victim car was charred, with some of its metal knocked off, but otherwise still similar to the other nine already-battered wrecks at Cadillac Ranch. After a few days of visitor spray-painting, most pilgrims probably won't notice the difference.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 09/10/2019]

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