“A shrine to awesomeness!”
Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo is a well-known piece of automotive art created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez, and Doug Michels Visitors are encouraged to walk around and even spray paint the cars for fun. The cars were briefly "restored" to their original colors by the motel chain Hampton Inn in a public relations-sponsored series of Route 66 landmark restoration projects. The new paint jobs and even the plaque commemorating the project lasted less than 24 hours without fresh graffiti.
great place! lots of 4th of july debris left around. the debris was kind of a bummer. bring a bag and take some out with you. lets clean up americana icons, not ruin them.
Bring your spray paint and a bag to help keep it clean! Such a cool random bunch of cars just chilling in the middle of a massive field!
For those that are Handicapped and in a wheelchair this is not accessible. The gate leading into the ranch has a turn style entrance which a wheelchair can not fit through. If you can walk thru the gate and have someone lift your chair over the fence then I would visit other you will be standing on the outside looking in.
This was awesome.. The kids enjoyed leaving the family mark on the cars.. I recommend taking extra shoes especially if it's rained.. The mud becomes very tary like clay.. Otherwise it was well worth the stop.
Love this living art project! It never stops changing. Stop and interact with a piece of art history.
This place is awesome! If you don't have a can of spray paint on you persons -- no worries -- there are tons of almost dead soldiers littering the ground. Pick one up and have fun!
This is a fun, quirky spot - a must-see destination just so you can say you've been there. I was surprised that there's only about ten cars..I thought there'd be more. But, it was fun to see, none the less. Lots of photo opps as your loved ones graffiti the cars. Fun to see the history and think of the thousands of others who have stopped to do the same. We didn't bring paint, but there were several half-full cans lying around. If you plan to do some climbing for cooler pix, expect to get some paint on you! Would definitely recommend this quick stop right off the highway.
I visited here for the second time today and I was completely bummed at the amount of trash! Please people, let's clean up after ourselves. The first visit was in winter and I suppose there was less travelers/tourists then. Overall though it is a great stop along I-40, easy to get to how we today was quite wet and muddy compared to last time. Only one Cadillac was really accessible today due to flooding. The entrance has a cattle guard that makes it difficult without mud to get through so my best advice is to bring a pair of shoes you don't mind getting muddy!!
This was an easy stop and would be no matter your direction. Going East get off at Exit 60 and take the frontage road right to the parking for it. Going West, take Exit 62 and do the same. The walk in is about 1/4 mile and as long as it is not wet, it is easy walking. There are usually paint cans just floating around if you have the sudden, unplanned desire to paint. If you know you want to paint, leave your can for the next people. There is parking for large towing motor homes. If not, wait a few minutes for people to pull out and there will be plenty.
Another place at the top of my bucket list. Hope to someday leave my mark (only to be covered up by the next person who wants to leave a mark).
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Credit Cards not Accepted
Not Wheelchair Accessible
No Public Restrooms