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Gay Amarillo

6th Street Massacre:

The 6th Street Massacre is a haunted house built into a 1930’s movie theater. Appropriately enough, the theme of the haunted house is “Stuck in a Horror Movie.” The Haunted House is said to be one of the best in the country and is really popular in October.
Cadillac Ranch:

Cadillac Ranch is just one of several eccentric road side attractions in Amarillo that have been put together by local oil and media millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 (he prefers the Arabic over the Roman numeral). The “ranch” is actually ten graffiti-covered cars upended and half-buried in dusty field along the I-40. Visitors are encouraged to leave their mark on the ranch by spray painting graffiti of their own on the cars.

Dynamite Museum:

Another one of Stanley Marsh 3’s eccentric roadside art projects is the Dynamite Museum, which consists of hundreds of mock traffic signs scattered throughout the city. Some display non-sequiturs or pictures or bizarre messages like “Road Does Not End.”

Ozymandias on the Plains:

Yet another of Stanley Marsh 3’s roadside artworks is the Ozymandias on the Plains, a bizarre takeoff on a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It’s a statue of two legs, broken halfway up, standing atop a plaque with a fraudulent account of the origins of Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias” and a false explanation of how the statue was destroyed (a prank by a rival football team from Lubbock, naturally). In the spirit of Marsh 3’s works, the legs are frequently vandalized by locals who paint athletic socks on them.

Palo Duro Canyon:

South of Amarillo you’ll find the Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the US. Palo Duro stretches 190 kilometers/120 miles long, with an average width of 9.6 kilometers/6 miles, and a maximum depth of 245 meters/800 feet. If you’d like to stay overnight, the park has cabins for rent, or you can bring in an RV or pitch a tent. Hiking and mountain bike trails are clear and well-maintained. For a real cowboy experience, you can rent horses on-site.