Featuring three roller-coasters, five water-slides and a number of rides for children, the Wonder Land Amusement Park has been entertaining visitors in Amarillo for close to 50 years. The family-friendly park also has bumper cars and a miniature golf course. For an affordable price, guests can purchase a ride pass for a full day of experiencing almost any attraction in the park (discounts are available for children with a height under "42). The Wonderland Amusement Park is the perfect place to have fun on a summer's day. Check website for seasonal hours.
Built by local millionaire/philanthropist Stanley Marsh III, Cadillac Ranch is easily one of Texas' most recognizable attractions. Eleven rusted, gutted-out Cadillacs are lined up and photogenically planted hood-first in the dirt. Unlike the pyramids, Stonehenge and other cultural landmarks, visitors are encouraged to bring spray paint and let loose on this monument. Every visitor to Amarillo should experience Caddy Ranch at least once.
Route 66 is a part of America's identity. The birth of cars, Western freewheeling, traveling, Jack Kerouac and Route 66; these histories go hand-in-hand, and Amarillo features some truly iconic sections of the road. The Big Texan Restaurant has been offering diners its 72 oz. steak challenge since the 1970s. The Cowboy Motel can easily be recognized by its giant antique cowboy road sign in front. Route 66 is the perfect place for shopping, dining, and experiencing a legendary section of American history.
From premiere restaurants and buzzing clubs to quaint, small-town shops, Polk Street has something to offer just about every visitor. For families seeking out historic landmarks, Polk Street's Harrington House, a neo-classical mansion, is the perfect place to visit. Tourists staying in Amarillo in August should plan on attending the annual Polk Street Block Party benefiting the downtown revitalization project.
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.
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 ...