From outdoor activities to western heritage to a flourishing arts scene, who knew there was so much to do in Amarillo? Amarillo is a gateway to the vast, trail-lined Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Palo Duro Canyon has been described as a 100-mile smile across the Texas Panhandle. And over 30,000 acres are preserved in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just 30-minutes from downtown Amarillo it is America’s largest drivable canyon. Hike, bike, camp, run, view wildlife and see the outdoor musical drama Texas (each summer).
The Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park. Over 150 animals representing 88 species from around the world call the Amarillo Zoo home. From native species like the bison, grey fox, and brown tarantula to creatures from the other side of the planet like the tigers, lions, and lemurs, you can travel the world in a day when you visit the Zoo.
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is a great place to bring Panhandle visitors where they can experience a piece of the West. It’s a place for horse lovers of all ages to learn more about the breeds of horses. It’s a quiet sanctuary in which to appreciate some outstanding artwork featuring interactive exhibits, dramatic video presentations and live demonstrations.
Standing along Route 66 west of Amarillo, the Cadillac Ranch is an offbeat roadside attraction featuring 10 graffiti-covered Cadillacs standing upright in a row, buried nose-first in the ground. The sculpture is the brainchild of Amarillo millionaire Stanley Marsh III, who chose classics dating from 1948 to 1963, the “Golden Age” of the American automobile. Bring your camera and a can of spray paint.
Route 66 Historic District is a mile-long stretch of road originally belonging to Route 66 which now features art galleries, antique shops, collectible stores, craft and specialty shops, restaurants and bars. Favorites include the Nat Ballroom, currently an antique store, but a former stop for the Big Bands that passed through Amarillo, and the Golden Light Café, where the best hamburgers in town have been served for more than 50 years.
Enjoy your stay at the hub of Route 66 at Fort Amarillo RV Resort. You’ll enjoy the western setting, indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness room, stream-fed fishing pond, illuminated walking paths & sunsets so breathtaking, even the most eloquent cowboy poets don’t do them justice. Be sure to shop at Lizzie Mae’s Mercantile.
10101 Business Interstate 40 West
Amarillo, TX 79124