The Cadillac Ranch

Our visit to Amarillo this past week was awesome! We had the opportunity to stop at the Cadillac Ranch and add our graffiti! I was able to add a little graffiti to the cars but it was hard to write a whole word because the wind was so strong the paint would fly away. It was so amazing to see how thick the paint was on the cars. People from all over the world have stopped by to make their mark on the Cadillac’s

   

In 1974 Texas millionaire Stanley Marsh had 10 Cadillac’s buried nose first in a field.  At first, the cars displayed their original paint jobs – turquoise, banana yellow, gold, and sky blue, but barely was the monument complete, when people were scratching or painting their names in the cars. Over time, vandals and souvenir hounds smashed the windows, made off with all the chrome, radios, speakers and even some of the doors. The wheels have since been welded to the axles to prevent more theft. However, Marsh still says “We think it looks better every year.”

 

The Cadillac Ranch is more popular than ever. It’s become a ritual site for those who travel The Mother Road, Route 66. The smell of spray paint hits you as you pass the entrance.  Tourists are always welcome at Cadillac Ranch. If you bring spray paint, make sure to snap some photos. Because whatever you create at Cadillac Ranch will probably only last a few hours before it’s created over by someone

9 comments

  1. candy says:

    Never heard of this cadillac ranch. Looks like a great place to visit and interesting place to wander around and enjoy.

  2. Terri Beavers says:

    This looks like a fun place to visit and take a lot of photos at. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I love all of the graffiti and the fact that you can add your own as well. And that name is too cute. This would be a fun place to visit for men and women (and kids too).

  3. Marysa says:

    I’ve never heard of this place, and it certainly sounds very interesting. Thank for sharing – it would be a neat place to stop and check out on a road trip.

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