Palo Duro Canyon State Park is 30,000 acres of outdoor adventure, including some of the best hiking and mountain biking found anywhere. Enjoy camping of all levels and restored overnight cabins on the rim and the floor of the canyon. Activities are subject to seasonal changes.
About 25 miles SE of Amarillo on TX Highway 217.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon or www.palodurocanyon.com
TEXAS Musical Drama, an internationally-acclaimed historical production performed each summer in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, celebrates 51 years in 2016. Almost 4 million visitors have enjoyed this top-notch performance about the settling of the Texas Panhandle in the late 1800s.
Elkins Ranch Jeep Tours offers several guided tour options through a privately-owned section of Palo Duro Canyon. Entrance is located just outside the state park and all vehicles are open-air. Prices vary with tour and credit cards are not accepted.
Cowgirls & Cowboys in the West in the West provides an authentic experience to individuals and groups. Ask about horseback rides, or custom packages from Los Cedros Ranch on the eastern rim of Palo Duro Canyon. 19300 S. FM 1258 (Pullman Rd.)
806-672-9256 or 806-683-1157
River Breaks Ranch is a short ride from Amarillo and provides a taste of real cowboy life. Chuck wagon meals, horse races, cowboy demonstrations and a sporting clays course are the highlights.
7802 Durrett Dr.
Amarillo Livestock Auction is one of the nation's largest auctions selling more than 100,000 head of livestock annually at its weekly Monday sales. Before the sale, rub elbows with cowboys and ranchers at the Stockyard Café.
100 S. Manhattan
Palo Duro Adventure Park & Zip Line is one of the nation's largest auctions selling more than 100,000 head of livestock annually at its weekly Monday sales. Before the sale, rub elbows with cowboys and ranchers at the Stockyard Café.
100 S. Manhattan
Old West Stables offer horseback rides on the floor of the state park, where conquistadors, cowboys and Native Americans once roamed. All activity subject to seasonal changes.
Palo Duro Riding Stables caters to all riders over miles of trails in Palo Duro Canyon. Located just outside the state park entrance, the stables are open year round.
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is the only national monument in Texas, highlighting ancient flint used by Native Americans for tools and weapons. Ranger-led hikes are available but call for reservations.
About 35 miles NE of Amarillo on TX Highway 136.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is located next to Alibates Flint Quarries. While lake levels have dropped, outstanding hiking, camping and four-wheeling options are available.
About 40 miles NE of Amarillo on TX Highway 136.
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, with more than 600 acres of native environment, from grasslands to rocky bluffs, was named by cowboys for the wildcats that once made it their home. Hiking includes the wheelchair-accessible Libb's Trail.
2301 N. Soncy Rd.
Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery is famous for the free 72 oz steak dinner (if eaten within an hour) and now for a wide array of local brews. Traveling with your horse? Ask about the Big Texan Horse Hotel.
7701 I-40 East
Wonderland Amusement Park
has entertained the Texas Panhandle for more than 60 summers. It is home to more than 60 rides and attractions, including the Texas Tornado double-loop roller coaster.
2601 Dumas Dr. (US 287 North)
features animals native to the High Plains, as well as traditional zoo favorites. The herpetarium and education center are highlights.
700 Comanchero Dr.
Shop till you drop across Amarillo, from local boutiques to national retail outlets.
Wolflin Square & Wolflin Village, both located south of I-40 at Georgia St., are friendly boutique style shopping centers with a wide variety of locally-owned shops.
Georgia St. Mall, at 34th Ave. & S. Georgia St., features a variety of crafts, gifts and specialty items. Historic Route 66 focuses on antiques and boutiques aimed at motorcyclists and Rt. 66 enthusiasts.
Westgate Mall and Soncy Road in west Amarillo are the regional hub for national retail outlets.
Want to be a cowgirl or cowboy. Amarillo has it all, from custom boots, hats and spurs to off-the-rack jeans and shirts. You can find all your Western duds in Amarillo.
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is The Smithsonian with a Texas accent. It is the state’s largest history museum with a great permanent collection and top-notch traveling exhibits.
2503 4th Ave., Canyon, TX
Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian features artifacts of the Pueblo and Plains Indians, as well as performances by the internationally-known Kwahadi Dancers.
9151 I-40 East
Texas Air & Space Museum honors the area’s long history of flight.
10001 American Dr.
(on Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport)
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is a beautiful way to learn about the horse that settled the West. Don’t miss the Quarter Horse Outfitters during your visit.
I-40 East @ Quarter Horse Dr.
Amarillo Museum of Art is a focal point for the region’s thriving art community, attracting regional and national exhibits.
Corner of W 22nd Ave. &
S. Van Buren St.
Don Harrington Discovery Center encourages you to explore, tinker, create and play on over 100 displays. Don’t miss the immersive digital Space Theater or the steel-columned Helium Monument.
1200 Streit Dr.
Amarillo Botanical Gardens is an oasis on the High Plains. Gardens feature an indoor tropical conservatory and seasonal native plantings. Check for special educational or musical programs.
1400 Streit Dr.
Amarillo Opera combines a schedule of some of the world’s most beloved operas with non-traditional shows. Performances at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
2223 S. Van Buren
Amarillo Symphony has the energy of a new young conductor to power its season of concerts. Performances at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
301 S. Polk St., Suite 700
Amarillo Little Theatre is one of the nation’s best continuously-operating community theatres with a varied show calendar from August to May.
2019 Civic Circle
Galleries at Sunset Center is home to more than 50 working studios and galleries representing over 100 local artists as well as the area’s only outdoor sculpture garden. It hosts the monthly First Friday Art Walk.
701 Plains Blvd.
Lone Star Ballet is the major dance organization in the area. An annual highlight is the lovingly restaged version of The Nutcracker. Performances at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
Process Art House showcases local, national, and international artists and brings a hip art scene to downtown Amarillo.
700 S. Van Buren St.
Hoof Prints of the American Quarter Horse is a collection of 100 statues throughout Amarillo featuring our city’s favorite equine breed.
Rock Island Rail Trail is nearly 4 miles of improved hike and bike trail between the Harrington Regional Medical Center and the famed Historic Route 66 area. It is named for the Rock Island Line, which operated on this right of way.
Cal Farley's Boys Ranch is a 10,000-acre working ranch dedicated to educating boys and girls who need a “shirt tail to hang on to.” You are welcome to have lunch with the boys and girls- just call first.
Located about 35 miles NW of Amarillo on US Highway 385
Cadillac Ranch was one of the world’s first roadside sculptures. It features 10 Cadillacs buried nose down in a field. Personal creativity is encouraged so bring your own spray paint.
Located on I-40 West at Arnot Rd (exit 60) along the south side access road.
Texas Panhandle War Memorial is a tribute to all the men and women of the Texas Panhandle who have answered the call to duty.
Located on the grounds of the Randall County Annex.
I-27 and Georgia St.
Tascosa Drive-In is one of the state’s last true drive-in theaters. Treat your family to the original big screen experience from the comfort of your car or the bed of your pick-up truck. Seasonal, so call first.
1999 Dumas Dr. (US 287 North) www.tascosadrivein.com
Historic Route 66 is over one mile of antiques, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and clubs along a restored section of the Mother Road. Enjoy the Rt. 66 Trolley Express on weekends.
Along 6th Ave. between Georgia and Western Streets.
Llano Cemetery has been Amarillo’s principal burying ground since the 1890s and many of the city’s pioneer families are laid to rest here.
SE 27th Ave. east of I-27
Madame Queen is the only 2-10-2 Texas-type locomotive built in 1930 for the Plains Division of the Santa Fe Railway.
Located at 2nd and Lincoln in downtown Amarillo.
Potter County Court House was built in 1932 and restorations were completed in 2013. This award-winning restoration is the centerpiece of several downtown historical structures.
500 S. Fillmore St.
Polk Street Historic District stretches along downtown’s main street from 6th Ave. to the Interstate. Developed in the early 1900’s, it includes the city’s finest collection of historic homes from the Bivins Mansion at 10th & Polk to the Harrington House at 15th & Polk.
Santa Fe Building was the regional headquarters of the Santa Fe Railway from the 1930s. Recently restored, it houses Potter County offices and once again is an Amarillo landmark.
900 S. Polk St.
Amarillo Civic Center Complex
Hosts concerts, shows, sporting events and other entertainment options in several centrally-located venues, including the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
401 S. Buchanan St.
Hosts concerts, equine events, motor sports and the annual Tri-State Fair.
3301 SE 10th Ave.
Amarillow Dragway brings drag racing thrills back to Amarillo every summer.
12955 S. Burlington Rd.
Texas Airhogs bring a new identity, new attitude and fan-focused entertainment to historic Potter County Memorial Stadium while carrying on our rich tradition of professional baseball.
801 S. Polk St. (office)
Amarillo Eagles new collegiate league baseball team playing at historic Potter County Memorial Stadium.
Amarillow Venom is a professional indoor football team that plays in the Cal Farley Coliseum at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. After three seasons and two championships in the Lone Star Football League, the Venom will begin play in the Champions Indoor Football League in 2015.
801 S. Polk St. (office)
Amarillow Bulls are the 2013 winners of the NAHL’s Robertson Cup and are a top source of junior hockey talent in the U.S. Games are in the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum.
301 S. Polk, Suite 101 (office)
Route 66 Motor Speedway is a 3/8 mile dirt oval that sponsors a full season of summer racing action.
Lakeside Dr. 1.5 miles south of I-40 East
Public Golf Courses Ross Rogers Complex (Mustang & Wild Horse courses) in Thompson Park and the Comanche Trail Complex (Arrowhead & Tomahawk courses) in Southeast Park.
806-378-3086 (Ross Rogers)
806-378-4281 (Comanche Trail)