Goldfield, Nevada: International Car Forest of the Last Church

Over 40 cars, trucks, vans, and buses have been buried nose-down, or stacked atop each other, along a dirt road in the desert. Created by Mark Rippie and Chad Sorg in 2002. It's art.

Address:
Crystal Ave., Goldfield, NV
Directions:
South edge of town. From US Hwy 95, turn east onto Crystal Ave., which is a dirt road (look for cinderblock wall on west side of highway). Drive a couple of blocks until he road ends, then keep going just a little further. You'll see the cars up ahead, on the right. Look for the big blue upside down bus.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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International Car Forest of the Last Church.

International Car Forest of the Last Church

Disappointing to see the cars are tagged. I fear the art is lost.

[LaMc, 03/06/2021]

Car art.

International Car Forest of the Last Church

There is a lot to see at the International Car Forest. There are real artists at work on some of these vehicles, and it's not every day you see cars and buses sticking end up out of the desert. You can see them from 95; be careful not to miss the turn-off for the dirt road to get you to the site.

[Christy Shelton, 12/22/2016]

Entrance to the Car Forest.

International Car Forest of the Last Church

Access to this area is very rugged and might be impassable in inclement weather. Not for vehicles with low ground clearance! Be aware this city generates a large part of their budget from speeding tickets. It's apparently very hard for drivers used to 65 to slow to 25.

[El Gallo Rey, 08/10/2013]

Oct. 2013: Photo added.

International Car Forest of the Last Church

Forty cars poke out of the ground, and the site is open at all times for your viewing pleasure. Artists have painted these cars, and bands play to audiences there. This automotive arboretum is such an odd beauty that you must not miss it. The nature of the locale will make you glad you stopped. Cars are welcome.

[Chad Sorg, 03/02/2013]

The cars have been embedded, nose down, along a dirt road in the Nevada scrub. Kind of like Cadillac Ranch, only less linear and less of a spray paint mess. The cars have been here since at least 2011.


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In the region:
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