Five Instagram-Friendly Roadside Stops in Texas


If you are planning to take a road trip across Texas, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the vast amount of landmarks to explore. In addition to Texas being the face of "everything big" in the United States, the nicknamed Lone Star State is also home to a plethora of quirky roadside stops and Instagram-friendly photo opportunities. Here are five of many fun stops to make while driving through Texas.

Tex Randall
Canyon, Texas

You can't visit Texas without going big. This classic 47-foot cowboy along US-60 has been a well-adored statue in Canyon, Texas since 1959. Albeit worn down, locals and visitors loved it so much that they raised money to restore the iconic landmark to share for many decades to come.

Rod Davenport's Texaco Service Station
El Paso, Texas

After being fully restored with love by antique dealer Rod Davenport in 2008, this Gas Station from 1919 encompasses all that is vintage and Instagram worthy.

Mirador de la Flor
Corpus Cristi, Texas

Honoring the memory of singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, this life-size statue located near the seawall off of I-30 was updated with a game-changing feature for visitors and fans: audio of her music and biography. Activated by motion sensors, visiting fans can enjoy the legend's music without belting it out on their own.

Prada Marfa
Valentine, Texas

Despite multiple instances of vandalism, theft, and unforeseen criticism of the landmark, this desert art installation along US-90 continues to attract fashion enthusiasts and thirsty Instagrammers for that iconic, moody shot.

Cadillac Ranch
Amarillo, Texas

Lined with Cadillacs standing nose-first into a field off of I-40 in Amarillo, the 1974 graffiti-friendly art installation is a favorite amongst roadtrippers and street artists looking for a new canvas or photo opp. Bring your own cans of spray paint or try your luck with leftovers onsite and channel your inner Banksy.

About the Author:
Olivia Christine is an explorer, freelance Travel Writer, and MapQuest Parachute contributor.