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
places 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
Don Harrington Discovery CenterMaking science a blast of fun, the Don Harrington Discovery Center contains more than 100 hands-on activities and a recently renovated planetarium. An onsite aquarium features both saltwater and freshwater tanks, while its most popular draws include a Foucault pendulum and a tornado machine.... see full details
Amarillo Museum of Art
The Amarillo Museum of Art has six galleries, housing a permanent collection that includes 17th through 19th century European paintings, 20th century modernists, Asian art, Middle Eastern textiles, and photography. There are also Edo period Japanese woodblock prints and Southeast Asian sculptures. Famous artists... see full details
Palo Duro Canyon
A million years ago a branch of the Red River carved a massive canyon through the northern Texas plains, forming the Palo Duro Canyon. Its walls plunge down some 1,000 feet (305m), exposing the striking layers of coloured rock strata. The Palo... see full details
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