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.
Just off Texas’ Route 66, in the middle of a dirt field, lies a Cadillac graveyard. If you blink while your driving past, there’s a good chance you might just miss it. This isn’t just any graveyard or car junkyard, this is Cadillac Ranch. It’s open to the public, with fresh spray paint cans lying on the ground just waiting for you to indulge your artistic (wanna be graffiti artist) senses. Yes, you can draw on the cars whatever you desire and as much as you’d like.
Cadillac Ranch began in 1974 showing the evolution of the car line from about 1949-1963. These cars were probably just Junker cars that someone wanted to make into art back in the day. Facing nose down, deep in the dirt, the Cadillac’s are shown in a way that is similar to the angles of the Great Pyramid of Giza. They were moved around back in the 90’s to be closer to the expressway and away from the growing city. In fact, they are still located on private land, but visitors are encouraged to trespass and paint.
The cars have layers upon layers of paint showing the history of all those who have visited. We had such a great time stopping at this unique roadside attraction. It was such a joy to come together with others and spray paint private property 😉
Driving down Route 66 or through Texas anytime soon? Cadillac Ranch is a must see! There’s no where else like it. Pack your bags, bring some paint, grab your date, and have fun!