Amarillo is real cowboy country, with its wide plains
and beautiful sunsets. The city is home to a number of attractions
ranging from fun to just plain eccentric. The Amarillo Museum of
Art and the Don Harrington Discovery Center are great place to
start exploring, and the Amarillo Botanical Gardens are perfect for
a picnic on a sunny afternoon.
Visitors should not miss Amarillo's interactive art
projects: the Cadillac Ranch on the I-40 highway, and the Dynamite
Museum. Another interesting sculpture near the freeway is
Ozymandias on the Plains.
Horse lovers will want to head straight for the
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, which celebrates
the quintessential American cowboy horse; or attend the Tri-State
Fair and Rodeo. Silver Mesa Ranch offers horseback rides and other
Wild West experiences.
Amarillo is also the gateway to the Palo Duro Canyon,
one of the most beautiful areas in the Texas panhandle.
Don Harrington Discovery CenterFocusing on physical, earth, and life sciences, the Don Harrington Discovery Center is set in a 51-acre park with a lake and picnic area. The centre contains more than 100 hands-on activities and a recently renovated Space Theater. There is also an aquarium on... see full details
Amarillo Museum of Art
The Texas Panhandle's one and only accredited art museum is the Amarillo Museum of Art. The museum was established in 1967 by a group of community leaders who felt that those living in the Amarillo area deserved a proper art museum, and... see full details
Palo Duro CanyonA million years ago a branch of the Red River carved a massive canyon through the northern Texas plains. The walls of the Palo Duro Canyon, meaning 'hard wood' canyon, named after the hardy juniper trees that grow in the canyon's sides, plunge... see full details