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Address: 9724 Interstate Hwy 40 E, Conway, TX
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Route 66 gem

This is a great place to stop and stretch your legs. It's got that fabulous vibe of how the Route 66 was in its day, with the abandoned gas station and nearby buildings. Plus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kate P
London, England, United Kingdom

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London, England, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stop and stretch your legs. It's got that fabulous vibe of how the Route 66 was in its day, with the abandoned gas station and nearby buildings. Plus, with the bonus of these fun bugs which are great to photograph.

Thank Kate P
Lexington, Kentucky
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this by accident. We were on I-40 and needed gas. The exit we took was right beside Slug Bug ranch. The cars are V.W's and they are so cute. I believe there were 5. The grass and weeds had grown up around the cars but we still took lots of photos. We had been to Cadillac ranch and... More 

Thank Judy C
Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

VW Slug Bug Ranch can be seen from Route 40, but you are whizzing by at 70+ miles, so take the time to stop. About 29 miles before Amarillo; use exit 96 (going east to west) take ramp, take left at stop sign, go over I-40 bridge and take immediate right. A smaller and less crowded version of Cadillac Ranch... More 

Thank magic_carpets
Blanchard, Oklahoma
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58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We just happened upon this little sight when exiting so my daughter could hit the potty (again) after Cadillac Ranch. I have to say, I think I prefer Slug Bug Ranch. It's like a mini ghost town, and there's an abandoned building (gas station/restaurant) next to it. When we stopped, it was pretty overgrown, which added to the eeriness for... More 

Thank Mandy K
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468 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a bunch of VW Bugs buried nose-down just off I-40. There is a large parking space just to the east. Walk through the wildflowers (watch for snakes and critters) to see the "Bugs" covered in graffiti and the effects of time.

1 Thank travchef
Middletown, Ohio
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62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We actually ended up at the Slug Bug Ranch because of a malfunction of our GPS which called for an exit instead of going straight on I-40. I am so glad for the mistake. When exiting, it was so exciting to see the five VW's nose down and the other abandon buildings and the few vehicles. Since we had previously... More 

2 Thank Michael_Jean_1992
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I believe we enjoyed this more than the Cadillac Ranch, because it wasn't so crowded. Take your spray paint!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

When I found out about this place whilst planning my trip I was super excited I'd been to Cadillac Ranch before but didn't know about this place. Upon arriving I was not disappointed a great photo opportunity and I took loads was sad to drive away! I will return one day to take lots more fab photos

Thank Flick_32
Sydney, Australia
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A copy of the Cadillac Ranch but using VW beetles buried in the ground. Interesting pun. Unfortunately next to abandoned gas station and motel. So just a photo and on your way.

Thank Murray S
Nashville, Tennessee
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410 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I loved this place. I owned three Bugs in my life and they should have received such a great send-off. I actually enjoyed this more than Cadillac Ranch. Plus, the entire area is derelict so the photo ops are great and people with spray paint did not stop with the cars. I had not heard of the Bug Ranch until... More 

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