Cadillac Ranch: Texas’ Best Graffiti Stop
THE CADILLAC RANCH, Amarillo, TX.
Home to My Favorite Graffiti Stop!
- Don’t forget to bring a can of spray paint! But don’t worry if you forgot, as there are usually discarded cans on the ground that still contain some paint.
- Keep your favorite shoes at home! Rainy days can make the field muddy, or you may find other surprises, like when the cattle have been nearby.
- Don’t forget to take a picture of your art as the odds are good it will be gone by sunset.
- Expect lots of crowds on the weekends and holidays.
Personal Highlights & Photos:
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 is located in a cattle field on the south side of Interstate 40, minutes west of Amarillo. Parking is along the feeder (i.e. for those who come from states don’t have “feeders,” it is a road that runs parallel to the interstate that “feeds” traffic on and off. 😉 ).
After you enter a gate to the ranch, you will make your way towards 10 Cadillacs with their noses buried in the ground. Keep in mind this is a real cattle field, so watch your step as you head up to the cars.
A group of artists belonging to the Ant Farm placed the Cadillacs in the ground in 1974, but the Cadillacs you see today are slightly west of the original placement.
If you want to take part in a little Americana, check this one off your bucket list — and its FREE, including parking!
Close-up of Tire Rim Showing Layers of Paint
Mrs. Padilly’s Logo is Born! Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
To leave my mark, I brought a leftover can of teal spray paint from the makeover of my Casita Travel Trailer. Didn’t notice the photo bomber till I got home.
You will find the ranch’s entrance/exit gate along Interstate 40’s southern feeder road. Do I see a Texas stop sign?
Hope you enjoyed this small photo tour. If you have any questions, please ask in the comment section below.
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