The Kwahadi Museum is one of Amarillo's newest cultural heritage sites. The museum features rare Native American artifacts and a dance hall for live performances. Designed to mimic a pueblo, the museum is the perfect place for kids to have fun while learning about Native American culture.
The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is the largest museum in all of Texas. With an incredibly diverse range of exhibits showcasing archeology, paleontology and geology, Panhandle Plains could be explored for weeks.
Amarillo's Thompson park covers and area of over 600 acres which makes it a perfect destination for families with kids. A day can be devoted to exploring the park and discovering it's features. A small zoo can be found on Thompson Park. For adults, a 36-hole golf course is available. But don't get too sidetracked and miss the lake, baseball park or child amusement area.
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 of helium. The monument is dedicated to the importance of helium in the building of Amarillo's economic development and growth as a city.
The Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is a protected, natural piece of the Amarillo landscape. Trails wind through 600 acres of land where Amarillo's unique wildlife can be experienced. Horned-lizards, porcupines and hawks inhabit the area, making a hike the perfect experience for curious youngsters and families. Summer camps, guided tours and other activities are organized regularly by the Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.
Constructed by Architect E.A. Harrison in 1930, the Santa Fe Building is one of the oldest structures in Amarillo. The architectural style it was built in is late Gothic revival. The building was originally headquarters for the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe Railway Company, an extremely successful builder of new railroad lines throughout the country. Today, the building houses offices and is a registered historical site of Amarillo.
2900 S Hayes St Amarillo, TX 79103 +1 806 376 4538
The historic Llano Cemetery was created by a group of dedicated volunteering women in 1901 and continues to be preserved as a notable heritage site in Amarillo. Picturesque Statues from the turn of the 20th Century can still be found on the property.
4101 S Georgia St Amarillo, TX 79110 +1 806 354 9779
The Texas Panhandle War Memorial pays tribute to soldiers who either lost their life or went missing in action since the Spanish American War. Several large red granite stones, each dedicated to a different war, lists the names of veterans who came from the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
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Traversing through the heart of the Palo Duro Canyon, trained cowboys guide visitors on horseback along dusty old trails during the Old West Stables tours. Three different tours are available for different types of guests; from a light, child-friendly half hour ride to a five hour ride for experienced riders through some of the canyon's most scenic regions.
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 ...
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated
to the quarter horse, a breed smaller than average that can run short distances faster than any other horse. The AQHA offers memberships for those interested in owning their ...
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 ...