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American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum: Top flight museum offers changing exhibits, from photography to sculpture, featuring America’s most popular horse. AQHA plans a major upgrade to its Hall of Fame and Museum facility showcasing the colorful history and modern activities of the American Quarter Horse.
Located within same city block as Ashmore
I-40 East at Quarter Horse Drive.(806) 376.5181

Amarillo Livestock Auction: One of the largest in Texas, selling over 100,00 head of livestock annually. Rub elbows with Texas cattlemen, and experience the excitement of sale day. Sales held every Tuesday all year.
Located about 5 minutes from hotel
100 Manhattan,off 3rd Street. (806) 373.7464

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: A unique 1-1/2 mile walking tour, led by a park ranger, offers a captivating glimpse of the High Plains Indians, who used flint from these quarries for making tools and weapons.
Located about 40 minutes from hotel
Next to lake Meredith National Recreation Area. (806) 857.3151

Amarillo Zoo: Herds of bison, a variety of animals of the High Plains, and other “Texotic” exhibits. $5 admission. Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm.
Located about 15 minutes from hotel
North on US 287 in Thompson Park. (806) 381.7911

Amarillo Botanical Gardens: Recently renovated it features a variety of horticultural displays. New Bivins Tropical Conservatory opens in 2006. Visitors welcome throughout the year.
Located about 10 minutes from hotel
1400 Streit Drive in Harrington Regional Medical Center. (806) 352.6513

Amarillo Museum of Art: From Russell to Rembrandt, as well as Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin and Fritz Scholder – the museum has changing and permanent exhibits from all eras. Free admission.
Located about 5 minutes from hotel
Amarillo College Campus, 2200 South Van Buren. (806) 371.5050

Amarillo Visitor Information Center: A friendly staff is equipped with all the answers to questions about Amarillo. Also, home to Amarillo logo merchandise.
Located about 5 minutes from hotel
Downtown in the Amarillo Civic Center-401 S. Buchanan. (806) 374.VISIT

Big Texan Steak Ranch & Opry: Fine beef, fried rattlesnake, buffalo, chicken calf fries, and Texas-style entertainment since 1960. For those who
Are brave enough, the Big Texan offers the world-famous 72-ounce steak. If you can eat it, and all the trimmings within one hour, its FREE. Each Tuesday night some of the area’s finest country/western entertainers gather for the Big Texas Opry.
Located less than 5 minutes from hotel
I-40 East between lakeside and Whitaker. (806) 372.7000

Cadillac Ranch: Ten Cadillacs, from 1948 to 1963, are buried nose down, all at the same angle as the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt. Stanley Marsh 3, one of Amarillo’s more unique residents, owns the Cadillacs. Visitors from all over the world have stood in front of this art work and added their own touches, from scratching initials in the fenders to painting all ten cars red.
Located about 20 minutes from hotel.
I-40 West at Arnot road, South side of I-40

Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch: Cal Farley had a vision in 1939 to create a safe haven for boys who did not have a place to go. Boys Ranch began small and has grown to 10,000 acres, and has bee ncalled home by over 5, 000 boys and girls. Guests are always welcome to visit the campus, join the boys and girls for a meal, and take a campus tour. Reservations are recommended. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.
Located about 45 minutes from hotel
Northwest of Amarillo-Old Tascosa Road. (800) 687.3722

Don Harrington Discovery Center & Space Theatre: Explor, create, invent, tinker, learn to play at the area’s only museum dedicated to science and technology. Exhibits explore sound, structures, puzzles, weather, and optical illusions. New is the digital Space Theatre. Also on the grounds is the Helium Monument, a gleaming steel memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium in 1968.
Located about 10 minutes from hotel
1500 Wallace Blvd. (806) 355.9547

Elkins Ranch Cowboy Morning: A fifth generation working cattle ranch comprised of thousands of acres of rugged range and scenic canyon land that
remains virtually untouched from the late 1800’s. Jeep rides, weather permitting, are available year round. Chuck wagon breakfasts, under the Cowboy Morning name, and dinners are offered from April through October. Certain group size minimums and age minimums apply. Reservations are requested. The ranch does not accept credit cards.
Located about 35 minutes from hotel
South of Amarillo, next to entrance to Palo Duro State Park. (800) 658.2613

English Field Air & Space Museum: The English Field Air & Space Museum delivers an inspired look at aviation. The extensive artifacts include the only Mars lander on Earth, missiles and rockets, a variety of bombs, including a collection of scale-model nuclear ordiance, and a wide variety of fascinationg aircraft and memorabilia. You can even climb into a large military airplane.
Located about 15 minutes from hotel
2014 English Road. (806) 335.1812

Historic Route 66: Amarillo is the only major Texas city along Route 66. One remaining part of the “Mother Road” runs through Old San Jacinto, a historic part of town. Dozens of shops line 6th Ave offering nostalgic souvenirs, arts, crafts, and fine antiques. There are also old style cafes, restaurants, and clubs that tempt with tasty menus, and offer live music in
historic settings.
Located about 10 minutes from hotel
I-40 West to Georgia, Exit Georgia, turn right-(North) Turn left-West on 6th Street.

Hoof Prints of the American Quarter Horse: A public art collection of more than 80 life-size fiberglass statues of the famous equine breed. Each one is completed by a different artist. Located throughout Amarillo. Brochure and map available through Amarillo Visitor Information Center:
(806) 374.VISIT.

Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum & Performance Center: A home for  The famous Kwahadi Indian dancers. Museum with artifact collection and performances scheduled throughout the year. Distinctive building reflects the architecture of southwestern Pueblo people.
Located about 10 minutes from hotel
9151 I-40 East. (806) 335.3175

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: A 14 mile long lake is the center of the recreation area that offers boating, water skiing, sailing, swimming, fishing, including walleye fishing scuba diving, house boat rentals, and is considered a wonderful training area for wind surfers.
Located about 45 minutes from hotel
38 miles northeast of Amarillo on Borger/Fritch Hwy. (806) 857.3151

Madame Queen: The Queen is a prototype 1-10-2 Texas locomotive built for the Plains Division of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1930. The locomotive’s name was derived from an imaginary character on the Amos & Andy show.
Free Located about 5 minutes from hotel
2nd and Lincoln in downtown Amarillo. (806) 488.2180

Old West Stables: The only stables located within Palo Duro Canyon State
Park. Featuring horseback rides, wagon rides, and chuckwagon breakfasts.
Weather permitting during the fall and winter.
Located about 35 minutes from hotel
Palo Duro State Park., Canyon, Texas (806) 488.2180

Palo Duro Canyon State Park: Camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, running, and rock climbing are just a few of the activities
available over more than 25,000 acres in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Palo Duro Canyon is one of the nations largest canyons. Today the canyon is a mecca for nature lovers, hikers, amateur/professionl photographers, historians, and geologists.
Located about 45 minutes from hotel
25 miles southeast of Amarillo. (806) 488.2227

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: The largest history museum in Texas, the museum’s exhibits encompass arts, paleontology, geology, Native
American history, ranching, town building, and today’s oil/gas industry. The collection includes one of the Southwest’s finest collections of western art and artifacts.
Located about 25 minutes from hotel
West Texas A & M University campus-Canyon, Texas. (806) 651.2244

Polk St. Historic District: Developed between 1905 and 1915 is the finest
Historic residential neighborhood in Amarillo. The district includes the Harington House, Lee Bivins House, Shuford House, Doheny-Masterson House, Shelton-Houghton House, Galbraith House, Eakle house, and Early House. The Harrington House is open on a limited basis, call for hours and fee.
Located about 5 minutes from hotel
Two blocks of Polk St. between 15th and 17th . (806) 378.4290

TEXAS Musical Drama: Texas Legacies-epic outdoor musical theater in spectacular Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday from June through August at 8:30pm.
Located about 45 minutes from hotel
East of Canyon, Texas. (806) 655.2181

Texas Panhandle War Memorial: This is a tribute to all the men and women of the Texas Panhandle who answered the call of duty. Free
Located about 10 minutes from hotel
I-27 and Georgia Ave.

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: Over 600 acres of Panhandle ecosystem, featuring wildflowers, knee-high grasses, and huge cottonwoods. Several
nature trails cross the center.
Located about 15 minutes from hotel
Three miles north of I-40 West at Soncy Road. (806) 352.6007

Wonderland Park: Home of the Texas Tornado double-loop roller coaster.
open from April through labor Day annually. Billed at Texas’ greatest family amusement parks.
Located about 15 minutes from hotel
North of downtown on US 287 in Thompson Park. (806) 383.4712