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 Dunes, De Immigrant, Amana Colonies, Des Moines, Madison County Roads, Bridges of Madison County, White Pole Road, Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Golden Spike Tower & Union Pacific's Bailey Rail Yard, Loveland Pass, The Resting Day at Powderhorn, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Cimarron, Colorado National Monument, Fruita Rodeo, Grand Mesa, Arches National Park, Grand Junction, Grand Mesa Creek, Arches National Park Add-On, Canyonlands National Park, The Little Big Moments of Road Tripping, Mesa Verde National Park, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Train Depot, Pecos National Historical Park, Route 66 Part I, Santa Rosa, NM, Route 66 Part II, Santa Rosa, NM, Route 66 Part III, Tucumcari, Road Trip: Route 66 Part IV: Cadillac Ranch)
Cadillac 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, Texas
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