4901 South Washington Street Amarillo, TX 79110 +1 806 553 0697
If you are a gaming aficionado, then you will surely fall in love with 12052 Event Center. This eclectic venue not just trades, repairs and sells gaming consoles like XBox, Nintendo and Playstation, but also hosts major gaming tournaments for kids of all ages. Walk in here during their opening hours and you will find the place abuzz with activities. And this is not just restricted to gaming as the venue hosts major national as well as local bands regularly. Do not forget to bring your kids to the Friday Night Magic show held here every week. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
This open-air venue houses the Will Rogers Range Riders Club. Hosting ranch rodeo championships, the place always offers action-packed and thrilling events. Apart from sporting events, the arena also stages concerts and similar entertaining events. That's not it, it is equipped with first-class banquet facilities requisite for hosting private parties or receptions.
Downtown Amarillo is certainly a must-visit attraction, while you are in the city. It represents the entire city and brings forth the colorful picture of Amarillo. Currently the government has taken keen interest in restoration of refurbishment of the area and has appointed Center City of Amarillo to look after the same. For more updates, call ahead.
401 South Buchanan Street Amarillo Civic Center Amarillo, TX 79101 +1 806 378 4297
The Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium is is an auditorium used for concerts, lectures and more. The venue has as many as 7 dressing rooms and is hooked up with the best in electronic light and sound equipment. The auditorium has no balcony but can seat just over 2,000 people. It has staged artists like Don Williams and continues to attract touring artists like him. The venue also entertains Broadway shows and other concerts and local events. Do contact for details.
The Don Harrington Discover Center is all about inspiring children to take an active interest in science and learning. The center has a number of permanent, hands-on exhibits on subjects from shapes to planets. There's an activity room for the super-young ones as well.
The Western Bowl bowling alley is the perfect place for people visiting Amarillo to have some fun. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday are "Galaxy Bowling" nights, where disco music is played and lasers flash throughout the alley. For young travelers, Thursdays are "College Nights" where students from Texas A&M and other schools come for a fun night of bowling. Hot dogs, sodas, beers and all of the other refreshments needed for a solid game of bowling are served.
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
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 ...