Two Popular Quirky Roadside Attractions in Arkansas and Texas
Have you ever been traveling down the highway on a road trip and see something out of the normal that sparks your curiosity? Roadways all across America are famous for oddities or things that make people travel for miles just to see or get a photo op.
This reminds me of a Jeff Foxworthy joke. If you turn your silo into a giant Budweiser can, you just might be a redneck.
If you're ever traveling near the town of Lavaca, Arkansas make sure you stop and take a photo of the Giant Budweiser Can painted on the side of a farm silo. Arkansans love beer and a local farmer and beer distributor by the name of David McMahon, Sr., who loved the beverage himself hired a man, Earl Harris, to paint one of his silos to resemble a giant beer can back in 1975-1976. According to its label, if it were filled it would contain 8,734,902 fluid ounces of brew, enough to fill eight swimming pools; located on private property southwest of town, on the southeast corner of Hwys. 22 and 96. By the way, the giant beer can was seen in a 1970s Budweiser commercial.
These Daisy Divas just had too much fun finding the giant Budweiser can.
I say, fill that sucker up and put a tap on it and start charging folks to come by and fill up their mug.
There's more to the city of Amarillo, Texas than George Strait's hit "Amarillo by Morning." If you've ever passed through the city of Amarillo you have to get a picture of the roadside attraction Cadillac Ranch. This artistic collaboration was developed by millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 and a San Fransisco art collector who had 10 classic Cadillacs buried half in the sand and covered in graffiti in a West Texas field. The cars are positioned nose-down and face west “at the same angle as the Cheops’ pyramids”. And the best part is that visitors are welcome to add their own graffiti to the ever-changing works of art. The sculpture is free to visit and sits several miles west of the city. Can I get a big ol' Texas yee-haw!
Cadillac Ranch is located eastbound I-40 between exits 60 and 62. Exit onto the frontage road, then drive through an unlocked gate onto the pasture.
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