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ROUTE 66 - "Cadillac Ranch"

A cache by The "G" Men (iP) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/1/2017
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Roadside stops, strange statues, larger than life items, gimmicky signs, quirky architecture -- popping up along America's roads and highways, often bring drivers to a screeching halt, a quick turn around, or, at the very least, an expletive -- "what in hell was that?"

"Cadillac Ranch"

Cadillac Ranch, a Route 66 attraction in Amarillo, Texas, features ten Cadillacs, ranging in model year from 1949 to 1963, half buried in a row. The artistic installation was created in 1973 by millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 and an artist collective called Ant Farm. In 1997 the structures were moved two miles west but the integrity of the piece was kept intact. Each car is covered in spray paint graffiti, a practice that isn’t just allowed, it’s encouraged. In fact, any time the cars have been repainted the blank slate hasn’t lasted long as visitors are eager to leave their mark on the attraction.

Our hope is that you go and discover these roadside attractions and help keep them alive.

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***There is a trail fee. Please pay it; it's cheap for a day of fun and helps maintain this wonderful trail.***

Trail Facts

Length: 26 miles
Surface: smooth, compacted crushed limestone ideal for bicycling
Grade: 1 percent maximum (1 foot rise for 100 feet traveled)
Fee: $2.10 per day or $10.25 per year for persons aged 12 through 62, $5.50 per year for persons 63 and older, family pass $25.50.
Trail Tickets: Sold by area sports and bicycle stores, businesses adjacent to trail, and self-registration tubes located at the trail parking lots.
Winter Use: Snowmobiling from Dubuque to Dyersville, minimum of 4" of snow required. X-Country skiing from Dubuque to Dyersville.
Interpretive Sites: Major interpretive area overlooks eastern trailhead.
Trail Rules: No horses, motorized vehicles, fires, camping, unleashed dogs, or use after 10:30 p.m. Additional Dubuque County Conservation Board rules apply to the trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset year round unless otherwise posted.

Remember to be good ambassadors to nature. We as geocachers have a responsibility to leave it as we found it, so others may revel in nature's glory. Always replace the cache the way you found it, so others may enjoy the find.
For more on geocaching in Iowa, visit the Iowa Geocachers Organization home page
Permission was granted to place this cache by: Brian Preston, Executive Director Dubuque County Conservation Board
For more on Dubuque County Conservation Board, visit the Dubuque County Conservation Board home page


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 8/25/2017 2:18:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:18 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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