THINGS TO DO IN AMARILLO
Social distancing doesn't have to be so bad...
One of the great things about Amarillo is that there are plenty of opportunities to escape the city and get in touch with nature. Here are some places that you can explore and keep your distance from other people. Please keep all of the CDC's prevention and protection guidelines in mind if you decide to stretch your legs at any of these locations.
Planning a Future Trip?
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 town. For performing arts, go deep in the “art” of Texas and check out the Globe-News Center for Performing Arts or the Amarillo Civic Center, where you can catch the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, the Lone Star Ballet, the Amarillo Little Theater and other local and traveling shows.
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.