Posted by: RasmaSandra | May 16, 2021

Amazing Amarillo

Amarillo is a city located in the Texas Panhandle. The city is the midway point on the historic US Route 66.

Cadillac Ranch is an amazing and free attractions found on the western edge of Amarillo. You’ll find old Cadillacs with their noses stuck into the ground in a farmer’s field, standing artistically in a row. It is tradition to take a can of spray paint and add some graffiti of your own on the cars. You’ll find plenty of half-filled spray paint canisters all about the field. Children have fun climbing on the cars and running through the open interiors.

Along the historic US Route 66 in Amarillo you’ll find many original buildings with traditional signs. There are restaurants with patios and shops. Take a look at the Golden Light Cafe which had been around from the 1940s.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is home to the second largest canyon in the US, after the Grand Canyon. The park is just 30 minutes south of Amarillo.

Palo Duro Canyon is approximately 120 miles long, up to 20 miles wide in places and 800 feet deep.

The park is a popular place for hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, and geocaching, You’ll also find campgrounds with 150 campsites and many hiking trails.

The most popular hike is the Lighthouse Trail, leading to a dramatic rock that bears the same name. It is a six-mile round trip hike to the base of the lighthouse. For more information about the area there is a visitors center near the start of the park.

The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in Texas. It offers visitors a look into the history of Texas from the age of dinosaurs to modern times. The museum also has one of the finest art collections in the Southwest, You can learn about the American Indians, the pioneers and much more. The museum is just 15 minutes outside of Amarillo.

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is a wonderful tribute to the horses that settled and shaped the American West. Quarter horses were one of the most favored horsed by the Southwest cowboys. The museum focuses on the story of the Quarter horse and the people behind them, At the Quarter Horse Hall of Fame you can see the most famous horses of this breed. Take a look at trophies, photos, memorabilia, and the stories of these great horses on display. The museum building itself is very impressive. In the Grand Hall on the main level carved into the floor are the bloodline of the Quarter horses, traced back to the late 1800s.

Amarillo Museum of Art is located on the campus of Amarillo College. Here you can find an impressive collection of artwork from around the work. On display are sculptures from the South and South East Asia regions as well as 2nd century BC Buddhist and Hindu pieces. You can also enjoy photos from F.S.A. photographer Russell Lee and his contemporaries and painting from the 17th to the 19th centuries and from early and mid-century American Modernists.

Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum is where you can see RVs from the 1930s up to the 1970s as well as different vintage vehicles and artifacts. Among the highlights is the very first Itasca motor home and the oldest Airstream dating from 1935. There is also an impressive collection of motorcycles and you can see an old-style drive through restaurant and retro gas station.

Amarillo Zoo has many different animals such as lions, tigers, bobcats, ring-tailed lemurs, foxes, bears, kangaroos, and monkeys. You can also delight in seeing miniature horses and donkeys, a Texas longhorn, skunks, and others. There are also spiders, amphibians, and reptiles among them huge Burmese pythons.

Amarillo Botanical Gardens have an amazing silver and glass diamond shaped conservatory with tropical plants. There are a variety of gardens among them a fragrance garden.

Downtown Amarillo is where you can see a mix of old and new buildings.

Among the historic buildings is the former 1927 Fisk Building which is today one of the top hotels in the city, The Courtyard by Marriott. You’ll find many different restaurants in this area.

Wonderland Amusement Park is a top attractions with roller coasters like the Texas Tornado and the Mouse Trap. During the hot summertime there are water rides like Pipeline Plunge, Rattlesnake Raft Ride and the Big Splash Log Plume. Other attractions include mini golf, bumper cars, and various smaller amusement rides.

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