Ever heard the saying "Keep Austin Weird"? Well, I think it's about time they change it to "Keep Amarillo Weird". I mean, same initials and everything, but considering I've lived in both places, I think Amarillo may be a bit weirder after this.

I always found Cadillac Ranch to be one of those weird places in the city. Ever since I heard about it, it just baffled me. A bunch of cars buried in the ground that you spray paint.

Turns out, that's not the weirdest thing in Amarillo. In fact, it just kind of blends in with a bunch of others you may, or may not, have known about. I recently saw a list of strange places that existed in Amarillo, and I had to list what I felt were the top five strangest of them all.


Ok, so it KIND of falls in line with the rusted Cadillacs, and slug bugs if we want to go there, but we're talking about a very random wall of anything here. Dryers? It's almost as if it started as a dumping ground for these broken appliances, and turned into something more.

If you follow the trainline on SE 3rd St between Ross & Grand, you'll get a glimpse of these, um, beauties.


Ok, I knew there were peacocks that roamed the area, but I didn't know there was a whole FLOCK you could see! Apparently, if you want to see a whole ton of them in one place, you just need to head to 10th and Ross around sundown, and sure enough, you'll see a bunch of them gather.

Now, the question is what are they gathering for and do you want to be anywhere near them as they band together. I'm not so sure about that.


Ok, so maybe this isn't "quirky" by definition, but it's kind of cool and I didn't know about this. However, if you were to walk the perimeter of the Amarillo Zoo at night, you'll get a chance to see all the nocturnal animals awake.

The more I think about it, I'm not sure if this is cool or just flat out creepy. Something tells me it would freak me out, so take pictures for me if you go.


Chances are someone is going to see this and ruin this one for us, so go quick if you want to see it. Rumor has it though that the top window on the fire escape at the school is always unlocked.

Now, I'm going to put a disclaimer here. This is technically breaking and entering, and if you get caught, you're probably getting arrested, or at minimum a serious ticket. So this one is for the super adventurous type of person who is ok having a potential misdemeanor on their record.


Going to Red Robin for dinner? Yummm. When you're done though, you need to go check out the abandoned barn that resides just west of the restaurant. Barns are creepy places in general if you ask me, but something about an abandoned barn gets my mind racing.

Yes, we've seen scenes from movies about crazy things that happen in barns, and I'm not saying anything like that happened here. I'm just saying I'll bet there's a story to tell with that barn and why its abandoned. It's worth a look.

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