Road Trip: Route 66 Part IV: Cadillac Ranch

March 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Texas became the 28th state to join the United States on December 29, 1845. The capital city is Austin. The highest point is Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet.

Road Trip 2013 - Day 16 - June 26 - Route 66 Part IV, Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX (Previous 2013 Road Trip posts: Indiana DunesDe ImmigrantAmana ColoniesDes MoinesMadison County Roads, Bridges of Madison CountyWhite Pole Road, Great Platte River Road Archway MonumentGolden Spike Tower & Union Pacific's Bailey Rail Yard, Loveland PassThe Resting Day at Powderhorn, Black Canyon of the GunnisonCimarronColorado National MonumentFruita Rodeo, Grand MesaArches National ParkGrand Junction, Grand Mesa CreekArches National Park Add-On, Canyonlands National ParkThe Little Big Moments of Road Tripping, Mesa Verde National Park, Santa FeSanta Fe Train Depot, Pecos National Historical ParkRoute 66 Part I, Santa Rosa, NMRoute 66 Part II, Santa Rosa, NMRoute 66 Part III, TucumcariRoad Trip: Route 66 Part IV: Cadillac Ranch)

Cadillac Ranch, Route 66 Roadside, Amarillo, TexasCadillac RanchRoute 66 Roadside Off to the 16th day on the road leaving New Mexico in the rearview mirror and entering the Lone Star State. However, not leaving the Mother Road just yet. There were still a few roadside attractions to be seen and miles of the road to be followed, and of course, being in Texas, some steak to be had.

One such attraction awaited just outside Amarillo, TX - the Cadillac Ranch built all the way back in 1974, thus just one year short of its 40th birthday at the time of our visit.

While not a natural attraction but rather a work of art, it fit the whole Route 66 experience rather well I thought, providing an unexpected sight in the middle of a large field, in the middle of nowhere.

Located on a private property public is welcome not only to visit but to bring their spray paint and alter the original work of art to their own liking - however, don't expect longevity.

Cadillac Ranch is artwork created by the Ant Farm, displayed here solely for the purpose of documenting and sharing our road trip experience along Route 66 in Texas.

One Cadillac - Cadillac Ranch, Route 66 Roadside, Amarillo, TexasOne CadillacRoute 66 Roadside

One Cadillac, Cadillac Ranch, Route 66 Roadside, Amarillo, Texas

Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you (#etbtsy)!

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References:  Texas on 50states - Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX - Texas Legends - The Cadillac Ranch & Quirky Amarillo - Forty Years of the Cadillac Ranch - A history of Cadillac Ranch - Ant Farm Group

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