Welcome to Amarillo!
Located in the “Panhandle” of Texas, Amarillo is a melting pot of many cultures. There are many things to see and do while you are in Amarillo, listed below are just a few of them. Make your hotel reservations now!
Big Texan Steak Ranch, Opry & Horse Hotel
Enjoy a restaurant that is known around the world. Eat The Big Texan's famous 72 oz. steak dinner with all the trimmings (appetizer, salad and potato) in one hour and it's FREE! Almost 35,000 people have tried and 5,500 have succeeded. The menu is packed with other taste-tempting grub, from prime Texas beef to buffalo steak, rattlesnake, calf fries, and the popular chicken fried steak.
Every Tuesday night enjoy the award-winning Big Texan Opry featuring a variety of great regional country western entertainers. Reservations are recommended for these lively western shows with down-home Texas fun. In the summer, the Big Texan Opry is performed in the Cowboy Palace. In the summer, adult tickets for the Big Texan Opry and dinner are $12. Seniors and children aged 3-10 are $8. The rest of the year, order off the menu and enjoy the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m.
Traveling with your steed? The Big Texan Horse Hotel now has over 20 stalls available for nightly rental, including all the bedding and feed your steed needs. Best yet, you can keep an eye on your valuable horse through closed-circuit television. Wake up in the middle of the night and take a peek at your steed, all without leaving your room at the Big Texan Motel. Fees are $25 per stall, per night; for $5 more a night you can sign up for the closed-circuit television option. Just call 800-657-7177 to book a room at the Big Texan Motel and reserve your horse a stall at the Big Texan Horse Hotel.
I-40 East at Lakeside. Bus parking available, handicapped accessible. (806) 372-7000 or (800) 657-7177.
The world's only! Ten Cadillacs buried nose down in a field at the same angle as the Cheops Pyramid. Just a few miles west of the Amarillo city limits off I-40 between exits 60 and 62. Free admission.
English Field Air & Space Museum
English Field Air & Space Museum is located next to the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport on the site of one of Amarillo's first commercial airports, east of Amarillo. English Field offers the visitor a unique glimpse of our aerospace past. On display is the only Mars Lander on Earth- the other two are on the surface of Mars. The museum has an extensive collection of bomb drop units on loan from the National Atomic Museum located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. English Field is one of only two museums in the world with these artifacts, which are identical in scale to retired thermo-nuclear weapons. English Field is operated by the Texas Aviation Historical Society, Inc. Donations are accepted.
Turn north from Interstate Highway-40 onto Lakeside Rd. (Loop 335), drive north for two miles, turn right onto U.S. Highway 60 and drive 2 miles east. Open from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 806-335-1812.
Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum & Performance Center
One of Amarillo's newest attractions, this facility features an extensive museum and a dance performance theater. The building mimics the design of an Indian Pueblo, and the exterior glows a beautiful pink in the sunset. Included is the Thomas Mails collection of Native American culture. (Mails was the key consultant on Native American culture for the movie Dances With Wolves.) The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission will be $3 for adults and $1.50 for students. Those attending a weekend dance performance will pay $6 for adults and $4 for students. Admission for dance performances also include the museum.
"Song of the Eagle," the 2005 summer dance performance, is scheduled for June 17, 18, 24 and 25. Also July 29 and 30. And again on August 12, 13, 26 and 27.
An optional barbecue dinner is available before the performance for $7.50 per dinner. Dinner reservations are required.
The Kiva is at 9151 I-40 East, across the highway from the Texas Travel Information Center. Call 806-335-3175 for information.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
One of the nation's most magnificent scenic attractions. Enjoy extraordinary vistas of color and beauty from the comfort of your automobile. Travel the same trails used by Native Americans, early Spanish explorers, buffalo hunters and pioneers. The park has over 25,000 acres of room and offers camping, cabins, riding stables, picnicking, and miles or hiking, mountain bike and horse trails.
The outdoor epic TEXAS Legacies runs every summer in the park's Pioneer Amphitheater.
Located 25 miles southeast of Amarillo at the end of State Highway 217. Daily entrance fees apply, camping and cabins extra. Open year round. 806-488-2227.
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