As you’re traveling down Texas Route 66, you have to keep your eyes peeled for unique and easy to miss roadside attractions. Similar to that of Cadillac Ranch, the Field of Peace is covered in spray painted art. If you haven’t heard of Cadillac Ranch, or haven’t seen our latest “Blink & You’ll Miss It” piece, click here.
Traveling through Conway, Texas, we spotted a field full of signs. We drove by and thought, “that looked interesting, we should turn around and check it out!” We were the only ones driving down the road at the time, no other cars in sight. The field was filled with laser cut metal signs that looked like they were from circa 1970’s.
The signs showed peace symbols, pot leaves, and memorial dates. In the middle of it all stood a large cross with a “peace bench” next to it. Little did we know, it is all placed in the shape of a giant peace sign – only visible from the sky.
We didn’t stay long as there were millions of horse flies buzzing around us. Every other second I felt the pinch of one biting me and ran to the car! I had bug bites for weeks after. Aside from that, we do certainly suggest you scope out the fields as your driving through Conway as to not miss this unique roadside find. If anyone else has any other information about how this field came about, please let us know. Also, check out this additional description about the Field of Peace written by Travis Good.