Two quirky popular roadside attractions in Arkansas and Texas
Have you ever driven the highway on a road trip and seen something out of the ordinary that piques your curiosity? Roads all over America are famous for their quirks or for the things that make people travel for miles just to see or take a picture.
It reminds me of a Jeff Foxworthy joke. If you turn your silo into a giant Budweiser box, you could be a redneck.
If you’re ever traveling near the town of Lavaca, Arkansas, be sure to stop and take a photo of the giant Budweiser box painted on the side of a farm silo. The Arkansans love beer and a local farmer and beer distributor by the name of David McMahon, Sr., who himself loved the drink, hired a man, Earl Harris, to paint one of his silos for him to do. looks like a giant beer can in 1975-1976. According to its label, if filled, it would contain 8,734,902 fluid ounces of beer, enough to fill eight pools; located on private property in the southwest of the city, at the southeast corner of the highways. 22 and 96. By the way, the giant beer can was seen in a 1970s Budweiser commercial.
These Daisy Divas had too much fun finding the giant Budweiser can.
I say, fill that sucker and press it down and start instructing people to come and fill their cups.
The town of Amarillo, Texas isn’t just about George Strait’s hit “Amarillo by Morning”. If you’ve ever been through the town of Amarillo, you must get a photo of the Cadillac Ranch roadside attraction. This artistic collaboration was developed by millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 and an art collector from San Francisco who had 10 classic Cadillacs half-buried in sand and covered in graffiti in a West Texas field. The cars are positioned to nose down and face west “at the same angle as the pyramids of Cheops”. And the best part is that visitors are welcome to add their own graffiti to the ever-changing artwork. The sculpture is free to visit and is located several kilometers west of the city. Can I have a big old Texas yee-haw!
Cadillac Ranch is located eastbound on I-40 between exits 60 and 62. Exit onto the main road, then go through an unlocked gate onto the pasture.
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