Around 190,000 people call Amarillo in Panhandle Plains home.
Austin, the state capital, is located about 420 miles (676 kilometers) southeast of Amarillo, while Santa Fe is 230 miles (370 kilometers) to the west.
If you’re in the Amarillo area, pay a visit to some of the most-recommended family attractions. Among the best places to visit with the family are Wonderland Amusement Park, Splash Amarillo or Don Harrington Discovery Center.
To experience some culture and history in this city, head to one of the local local museums. Interesting worlds await within the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, the Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum and the popular English Field Air and Space Museum.
Amarillo is a great destination for lovers of art so when you are in the city, make the time in your itinerary to visit the Amarillo Museum of Art and the Amarillo Art Center. These are excellent places visitors can pay a visit to for an afternoon of inspirational art and collections. Book a tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the beautiful displays in these special places.
Get away from the noisy streets by exploring the area’s ecological parks, such as Palo Duro Canyon and Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Take a walk and go birdwatching, before having lunch or a drink in the preserves’ pristine environs.
The Amarillo area offers local botanical gardens where you can listen to birdsong amongst a large and diverse collection of flora. Allow plenty of time to discover the diverse range of flora.
If you love to shop, visit the various stores at the Westgate Mall. See what locals buy and buy some original souvenirs.
Amarillo boasts a selection of fine live performance institutes; among the finest is the delightful Globe-News Center. After the curtain falls, why not have supper in one of the close-by restaurants or bars and sample the region’s culinary specialties.
One of the most popular places to tee off in this region is Comanche Trail Golf Club. Rent a set of clubs from the pro shop, and try to beat the course average, then enjoy a few laughs with fellow golfers in the clubhouse.
No vacation in Amarillo would be complete without seeing the animal inhabitants of Amarillo Zoo. Ask the staff about one-off events and discover some of the zoo’s more unusual inhabitants.