Visit the land of the cowboys! Amarillo is about as Texan as it gets. Experience great steaks, cactuses, horseback riding, ranches, the wild wild west and so much more in this Lone Star State. Dining, live entertainment, beautiful canyons, zip lining adventures, flourishing art scenes and more can also be found here. There is truly something for everyone here in Amarillo.
Red Roof Inn Amarillo Downtown/Airport is the perfect location to stay at when exploring this city. Not only is it affordable and pet friendly, but it is also close to all of the best attractions. Nearby, must-see attractions include:
- Palo Duro Canyon: View the second largest canyon in the country found in theTexas Panhandle. Hike, bike, and ride over 30 miles of trails at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Go zip lining for an amazing view of the canyon with Palo Duro Zip Line, go horseback riding through the Canyon with Palo Duro Riding Stables, or take a jeep tour with Elkins Ranch Jeep Tours. 28 miles away.
- Zoo: Explore the Amarillo Zoo (5 miles), home to over 60 animal Species. See bison, snakes, birds & more. Make sure to also check out Thomas Park for the walking trails, tennis courts, lakes and playgrounds.
- Gardens: Explore the beautiful native flora housed on over 4 acres of gardens as well as an indoor tropical conservatory. Amarillo Botanical Gardens is 7 miles away.
WELL KNOWN ATTRACTIONS
- Cadillac Ranch (11.6 miles) is not a ranch but a public art installation and car sculpture in Amarillo found along Route 66. It was created in 1974 an art group called Ant Farm.
- Route 66: Take a ride through Amarillo’s best destination and only historic district, Route 66. View antique shops, bars and restaurants all nestled inside quaint architecturally unique buildings. Route 66 is 2,400 miles that represent modern America’s first highway infrastructure, marking the transition from dirt roads to super highways.
PERFORMING ARTS & MUST-SEE EVENTS
- The 22nd WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo comes to Amarillo Civic Center November 9-12! Enjoy expos, trade-shows, horse shows, and the Rodeo!
- Check out the following multipurpose arenas in Amarillo that hold concerts, symphonies, trade shows, business meetings, sporting events and more: Tri-State Fairgrounds Amarillo National Center (3 miles), Amarillo Civic Center (2 miles), and the Globe Center for the Performing Arts (2 miles).
- Watch a theatrical performance at one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in the country! Amarillo Little Theatre is just 3 miles away.
- Visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (18 miles), American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame (1 miles), Amarillo Museum of Art (2 miles), Amarillo Railroad Museum (11 miles), Texas Air and Space Museum (8 miles), Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian (5 miles), Don Harrington Discovery Center (7 miles) and more!
- Click here for a full list of museums.
THRILLING AMUSEMENTS & DRAGWAYS
- Head over to the Amarillo Dragway and catch one of the upcoming races. Click here to see the racing schedule.
- Wonderland Amusement Park located 5 miles away brings you miniature golf, 4 roller coasters, 5 dry water rides, a Himalaya, pirate ship, Fantastic Journey park ride, & other adult and kiddie rides. Open April until Labor Day weekend.
- Play a round of golf at Amarillo’s only full service Par 3. Preston West Golf Course (8.5 miles) is open daily and has a club room featuring large screen TV’s, bar drinks and a pub style menu.
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
- Visit a family member, your alma mater, explore the campus or catch a sporting event at Amarillo College (2 miles), or West Texas A&M University (18 miles).
- Amarillo is filled with great shopping including western wear and the latest fashion trends. Click here for a list of all the best shops in Amarillo for 2016.
- Amarillo is filled with many great restaurants that only a local would know about. For a list of all the best dining secret spots, click here.