Amarillo, Texas: Cadillac Ranch

Although you’ll likely hear varied stories as to the origin of Cadillac Ranch, ranging from an eclectic millionaire’s way of disposing of his cars to setting up the ranch to lure vandals who could be caught and forced to work the property, the truth is, the ranch was a planned art installation completed in 1974. It consists of a line of ten cadillacs, buried halfway, front end100_2328-300x224 first into the dirt. The installation is meant as a tribute to the golden age of American automobiles. Graffiti cans (along with other, less useable trash) are scattered around the site as it has become somewhat of a tradition for visitors to leave their own mark on this ever-evolving art installation.