Open since 1965, The Colony Art & Frame Shop has been Amarillo's "go to" custom picture framer. While The Colony used to sell arts and crafts supplies, the focus has been switched to a gallery space and framing store over the years. With additional space, the showcase and exhibition of work from local artists has been growing. Classes in art are available at the Colony, along with the chance to purchase original paintings from local artists.
Dubbed by locals as "The Grand Canyon of Texas", Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a 20,000 acre area covering ground from Randall Counties to the Texas Panhandle. The first Spanish explorers named the area "Palo Duro" which means "hard wood" because of the abundant juniper and mesquite trees. Today, the canyon is known for its natural beauty which can be taken in on a guided horseback riding tour. Other activities include camping, hiking, bird watching, mountain bike trails, and scenic drives.
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument offers two hour tours by reservation when the weather permits. The tour is lead by knowledgeable park rangers who take visitors on a one and a half mile hike, teaching about the lives of the earliest native North Americans. The area was used by Native Americans for flint tools. The tours are perfect for families who wish to learn about history and culture.
The Madame Queen is a prototype 2-10-2 locomotive that was constructed in 1930 for the Santa Fe Railroad. The locomotive has been on display to the public for over 50 years. At the time of its use, the Madame Queen was the premiere locomotive of its day. In order to continue the upkeep of the classic locomotive, The Santa Fe Locomotive Development Museum is getting its start and taking donations. More information about the donations is available at this website http://www.railroadartifactpreservationsociety.org/Donations.html
Featuring over 100 unique artists who work in practically every discipline, The Galleries at Sunset Center is one of Texas' biggest and most renowned artist communities. The galleries are divided into 35 studios, where every second Saturday of the month there is live entertainment and featured artists. Workshops and classes in painting, pottery and other art forms are also available to the public. Art lovers visiting Amarillo will enjoy the admission-free showcase of work created by talented local artists.
Coyote Flight Centers offers a variety of programs and air tours of Amarillo for visitors. Lessons are conducted by highly trained professionals and after certification, the center still provides aviation support. For travelers wishing to see Amarillo from above, sightseeing tours, night flights and Christmas Light specials are available. Air tours last about an hour, cost USD 150 and are perfect for families with kids.
Lake Meredith is the largest Lake in the Amarillo area. Located in the high plains northeast of Amarillo, Lake Meredith offers boat rentals to guests. Lake Meredith is the perfect place for a day trip, with picnicking spots along with fishing, swimming and sailing. Even though the lake is 40 miles from the city, it is worth the journey.
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Founded by Mila Gibson of Amarillo College, the Amarillo Opera is a professional member of Opera America and one of its "Success Award" winners. Along with producing and showing critically acclaimed performances, the Amarillo Opera is renowned for its community outreach programs. The opera offers free workshops for youths between 5-18 in creative fields such as visual arts, music, drama, dance and poetry. Guest artist performances, scholarships and educational demonstrations are all part of the opera's community benefiting programs.
The Sports World Family Fun Center is a great place for families traveling with kids. There are batting cages and miniature golf to keep the whole family entertained. Go Karts (along with "kiddie Karts) are also available. Group packages may be purchased by advanced request.
Right outside of the Don Harrington Discovery Center sits a
large steel structure. This monument is dedicated to helium, the gas that originally brought prosperity to Amarillo. At one point in time, Amarillo was the world's only commercial producer ...
The Amarillo Museum of Art has one of the largest
collections of early American Modernist paintings, photography by Russell Lee, and textiles from the Middle East. Six galleries go along with 16 exhibitions per year in the intricate building ...
Constructed in 1914 by wealthy cattlemen, the Harrington House is
a registered historical site of Amarillo, Texas. The house was built in a neoclassic style and the original structures are almost completely intact. The house was purchased in 1940 ...