Amarillo has more to offer that we could spend time for
If you don't like "touristy" places, skip this.
If you are going to stop for a meal, this would be a fun family stop.
The Cadillac Ranch was a huge disappointment. From photos going back about forty years, I was expecting a pink Cadillac or two. What exists now is a lot of graffiti-covered junk. All the original paint is gone, and some of the cars have been vandalized. I hate to say it is a reflection of the way our culture reacts to art, broadly defined, but it...more
The guide you obtain when you enter Palo Duro Canyon informs that the park consists of 18,438 acres in Randall and Armstrong Counties, encompassing a formation which is about 120 miles long and 600' to 1000' feet deep. It was formed less than a million years ago when the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River carved through the Southern High...more
This is a gathering place for horse outfitters along with a museum honoring one of the most important breeds of horse to the history of the west. There are interesting and informative displays inside and some neat sculptures outside. Photo 3 is a fairly well known sculpture called "The Finalist" by artist Jim Reno. Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday...more
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is a hidden gem of Western art in the Texas Panhandle. The moment you approach, you are greeted by the beautiful, larger-than-life bronze statues of history-making American Quarter Horses Rugged Lark and Refrigerator. Visitors can spend time reflecting outside at the newly renovated Wall of Honor...more
The hotel was easy to find and the price was right. We needed a one night stay and a clean room, and...more
This is a pretty decent Super 8 with a few extras like a small refrigerator and a microwave. It is...more
Spent the weekend at Ambassador- Amarillo recently and the staff was outstanding during our stay -...more
The Big Texan is THE place to stop for steaks in Amarillo and indeed in this whole part of Texas. Their steaks are world-renowned and for good reason. If you feel adventurous, and hungry, enough try the 72 ounce steak challenge. If you can eat their entire meal of a 72 ounce steak and trimmings in one hour it is free. Over 50,000 have tried and...more
$14 as of October 2011. As usual, this Denny's was about what I have come to expect from them. The Tilapia Ranchero was cooked properly and tasty and the service was slightly better than average. Worth a try when you are in Amarillo. I eat a lot of the Tilapia here; heart friendly.more
The steak I had at 32 ounces was one of the best tasting I have eaten in years. All of the steaks are quality and the other food also good quality and plentiful. Also along with the plates of food is baked potato, salad, and breads. The steak was $22 for what I ordered and the largest one at 72 oz is $64. Any of the steaks are the ones to ordermore
From the web site: Country Barn Steakhouse embraces an authentic western heritage of the working cowboy. All 18,000 sqft. Which includes eight private dining rooms with seating from 8 – 300 is available. Country Barn is proud to serve Bonsmara beef, which GR Chapman has, hand raised on his local ranch. All steaks are hand cut fresh daily. They have...more
I first heard of this little place on an episode of Man vs. Food. He raved about the "Burger From Hell". I have to travel to Amarillo occasionally for work, and I LOVE spicy food...so stopping at this place was a must.A real charmer, this is for folks who appreciate a local dive with good American Food: Burgers and Beer! This is a tiny place, that...more
As for my favorite nightlife spot, everyone, whether young or old, would enjoy historic Route 66. There are many clubs for dancing and listening to music. Something for all, whether you are a biker or cowboy. Also, diners are located here. Ribs & Blues for barbeque, FatBoys deli, and Golden Light Cantina for hamburgers and fries. Live bands most...more
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In 2003, Amarillo International Airport (code: AMA) was renamed for native Amarilloan Rick Husband, a NASA astronaut who was killed when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated in the skies of Texas and Louisiana on Feb. 1, 2003. Husband was the mission's commander. (Read more about Rick Husband.)AMA offers direct flights daily to Houston,...more
If you are looking for tips on taking your car, Amarillo is very easy. Just pack up and go.From Dallas and Fort Worth, take Highway 287 North, 350 miles or so.From Albuquerque, head east on I-40 all the way, 260 miles or so.From Denver, I-25 South to Highway 87 South.From Lubbock, ask yourself why?more
To say Amarillo drivers are crazy may be a bit harsh, so I'll settle for "traffic rule-challenged."I don't know whether it's the low oxygen because of the high elevation or that independent spirit of the Texas Panhandle, but it seems that more drivers here throw traffic laws out the window per capita than any other place I've been, and the way the...more
If you are looking for a unique shooping experience, go to Top Notch Treasures. They offer custom painted furniture/art, Christian gifts & seasonal home decor. It is attached to Top Notch Transmissions. The staff is very nice & helpful. *Custom painted furniture*Floral arrangements*Vintage decor*Notepads with sass!*Chrsitian gifts & decor TNT...more
We had missed the opportunity to shop for Texas boots where they are made--El Paso--so we took the opportunity to see what we could find in the cowboy outpost of Amarillo. Cavender's #34 off I-40. I bought a pair of brown ostrich skin boots with all leather soles and no man-made materials for $160-, which I believe is a good deal. My wife has a...more
TEXAS.State flag & facts STATE NICKNAME: Lone Star State, STATE CAPITOL, Austin, STATE SONG: 'Texas, our Texas', STATE ADMITTED: 1845, 28th State.
After a heavy rain some of the smaller state highways or 'Farm Market' roads will have water over the road. Southwest of Amarillo more than once I have come up on roads you could not drive through right after a heavy rain storm. You won't have to worry about that with the major interstates.more
You can't drive through Amarillo on I-40 without seeing the Big Texan steak house. It's definitely a tourist trap, but if you're just passing through, it will make for a pretty good memory with lots of photograph opportunities outside. You might even get to see someone trying to polish off the 72oz. steak challenge!
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This is a wonderful terrain located about 30 miles south of US 40 highway. There is a road that goes in a circle for 10-12 miles around the canyon valley. Along the route are hiking trails, of which one is moderately difficult and the others are easy. The most difficult is Lighthouse trail and is 6 miles round trip. Also available are horse rides,...more
This huge steel cross is 190 feet tall and can be seen up to 20 miles away. It lights up at night and is located on the side of I-40 in Groom, TX, approximately 40miles east of Amarillo. It is known as the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere.IF YOU LIKE MY POST PLEASE GIVE POSITIVE FEEDBACK, THANKSmore
The night before had been far better than our Little Rock excursion the previous day. Oklahoma City had proved more inviting and interesting than its Arkansas cousin. The best part was that even though we had another four hours to drive after we left Oklahoma City, we got into Amarillo, Texas much much earlier than we stopped the night before. We...more
Amarillo was a small town that has been well known in the UK for a long time, mainly due to song that was originally sung by Tony Christie. In 2005 it was re-worked (well mimed) by the comedian Peter Kaye with a host of celebrities in support. The lyrics are as below, join in now please...When the day is dawning On a Texas Sunday morningHow I long...more