Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Amarillo, TX Roadside Attractions

I went to college in the Texas panhandle. The Amarillo area has a bit of interesting art work around it. I find these pieces of art to be intriguing and they add a bit of color to the area.

Tex Randall – Canyon, TX

Tex Randall stands overlooking highway 60. He was built in 1959 by Harry Wheeler. The statue was restored in 2006 after years of fundraising.

Huge Pair of Legs – Amarillo, TX

These legs were commissioned by Stanley Marsh and are said to have been inspired by a similar pair of legs in the Egyptian desert.

Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo, TX

Cadillac Ranch is a well known fixture of Amarillo. It sits on the service road in a field just off interstate 40. People park on the side on the service road to visit and paint the Cadillacs. Here is a video of students doing the Harlem Shake at Cadillac Ranch. This art installation was also funded by Stanley Marsh.

Other Giant Things on 287 from Amarillo to Denton

If you ever make it up to the Amarillo area check out some of these roadside attractions! Also, if you enjoy my blog please consider buying me a cup of coffee.

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