One of the most unique landmarks in all of Amarillo, Ozymandias on the Plains comprises of a pair of sock-wearing giant legs. A work of art by eccentric artist Lightnin' McDuff, it is said to based on one of P. B. Shelley's poems called "
"Ozymandias. Although the original composition was designed without the famous socks, the addition stuck. Apart from the socks, this structure keeps getting vandalized by kids in the neighborhood, but is always returned to its original shape, thanks to the locals who are awfully fond and proud of the Ozymandias's sock-covered feet.
Carson County Square House Museum, that opened in 1967 originated from a 1880s house. It is the core of the present-day Square House Museum complex and is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. In 1973, it was listed in the National Register. The museum exhibits art and artifacts pertaining to the history, culture and heritage of Panhandle.
Tascosa Road State Highway 1061 Amarillo, TX 79124
The Floating Mesa (flat hill) has a narrow white band wrapped on top of it, giving its onlookers the illusion that the top portion of the mesa is floating. The white band is actually a line of white plywood sheets that help create this impression. The unique concept of the Floating Mesa can be credited to artist and philanthropist, Stanley Marsh 3, whose other notable works include the Cadillac Ranch. The mesa's floating effect is achieved when the sky is an appropriate shade of white, and the captivating impression that is formed, makes a visit to the Floating Mesa, worth it.
Pioneer Amphitheatre, located in Palo Duro Canyon, is a dedicated address for performing arts. Its weekly program includes concerts, musicals and drama productions that are a big draw among locals and visitors alike. It showcases performances by the Texas Musical Drama, and can also be rented out for private functions like wedding receptions and galas. Get here before the show for a delicious dinner of steak, bread and scrumptious sides.
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.
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 ...