Cadillac Ranch is a favorite stop when we are passing through the Amarillo area. It seems every time we are in the area and stop, they have done a little more to the Ranch and it seems a little more artsy. The day we were here, it was warm and pleasant, and there were many artists adding their own unique expression at the Ranch. We also met some nice people visiting the Ranch, who were just visiting and not participating in creating artwork.

A View of Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo Texas

A Little About Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch was started in 1974 at a location off Route 66, when a group of artists known as the Ant Farm buried a row of Cadillacs nose first into the soil, and then creating an artsy display that was not originally intended to be open to the public.

However, there were those that visited and added their artwork, and eventually it became open to the public. The Ranch was eventually moved a couple of miles to a new location, which is off Highway 40.

Cadillac Ranch has become a roadside attraction where visitors, young and old, enjoy visiting, some of whom add their own personal artistic endeavor to the already existing artwork that was done by previous visitors.

Rich Adding His Artwork to a Cadillac at the Ranch

Cadillac Ranch Store

Cadillac Ranch now sells cans of paint (a few years ago you would bring your own) and offers snacks and drinks, as well as T-shirts and other souvenirs.

Mary Was Minding the Cadillac Ranch Store the Day We Were There

Whether you are an art enthusiast or a road trip adventurer, Cadillac Ranch is a roadside attraction where you can add your own artistic expression and worth a visit when you are in the area (even if you do not feel artistic that day).  The Ranch is easily accessible, being located on the Frontage Road off of Highway 40 near Amarillo, Texas.

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