Cadillac Ranch ~ Texas’ Best Graffiti Stop
Home to my Favorite Graffiti Stop – the Cadillac Ranch.
- There are usually discarded cans lying around with a little paint left, but it is best to bring a can of your own.
- Don’t wear your best shoes if it has rained, or the cattle have been nearby.
- Don’t forget to take a picture of your art, as it will most likely be gone by the end of the day.
- Expect lots of crowds on the weekends, and holidays.
If you ever find yourself on Interstate 40, just west of Amarillo, you MUST take 30 minutes to stop and visit this ever-changing icon on the freedom of expression.
The Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
The Cadillac Ranch is located just off the highway in a cattle field (south side of the highway – parking is along the feeder). Since cattle sometimes roam the field, watch your step as you enter the gate to the ranch and begin your walk towards ten Cadillacs with their noses buried in the ground in 1974 by artists belonging to the art group Ant Farm.
It’s true that the current location (35°11’14.0″N 101°59’13.4″W) is slightly west of the original placement, but the Cadillac Ranch is still true to its original design. If you want to take part in a little Americana, check this off your list — and its FREE, including parking!
Close-up Showing Layers of Paint
Mrs. Padilly’s Logo is Born ~ Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
Entrance/Exit Gate to Ranch; located along Interstate 40’s southern feeder road.
For more photos and tips from Mrs. Padilly’s Texas Sightseeing trips, click links below:
- Cadillac Ranch
- Eating Blue Bell Ice Cream
- Springtime in Fredericksburg, Texas
- Texas Welcome Center – Orange, Texas
- The Eagle has Landed – Space Center Houston