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Discover Fun Things to do in Amarillo

They say that if you wear out a single pair of boots here, you’ll never want to leave. With all the things to do in Amarillo, you’ll wear them out pretty fast.

Explore Amarillo’s wide-open spaces in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Start

outside and discover epic views at Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon

in the United States. Whether you want to go horseback riding, zip-lining, hiking, camping, biking, or just enjoy the beauty of Texas, Palo Duro Canyon is about a half-hour drive from Amarillo and gives you plenty of things to

do under a big West Texas sky.

If you’re looking for authentic cowboy culture, stop by the American Quarter Horse Association Museum to discover the horse that tamed the American West. For an iconic Amarillo experience, come hungry to The Big Texan Steak Ranch for the legendary 72-ounce steak challenge. After eating your fill, check out

Historic Route 66, along with the one and only Cadillac Ranch.

See our creative side with local art all over this great city. For performing arts, go deep in the “art” of Texas to experience performances in the Globe-News Center for Performing Arts and the Amarillo Civic Center. Local talent entertainment from the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, the Lone Star Ballet, and the Amarillo Opera are scheduled all year long, as well as traveling off-broad-way series and other top-rated shows. While in town, take the family for hot dogs and baseball! The Amarillo Sod Poodles, nicknamed the Soddies, are a Minor League Baseball team of the Texas League and the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Dia-mondbacks. They play their home games at Hodgetown in downtown Amarillo.

No matter what you do while you’re here, you’ll find a city of friendly, welcoming folks who make you feel at home when you walk through the front door.

Come see us in Amarillo, and we’ll keep you busy enough to wear out those boots.

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