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Welcome to Amarillo, where rugged cowboy culture meets big-city sophistication. Ride horseback in the second largest canyon in the country, take a photo with one of the most recognizable landmarks in Texas like Cadillac Ranch and The Big Texan, or go retro on historic Route 66. Satisfy your culture-seeking side and dive into Amarillo’s arts scene. Most people don’t think of the arts when they think of West Texas, but Amarillo is home to premier, professional arts organizations like the Amarillo Symphony, Lone Star Ballet, the Amarillo Opera, one of the nation’s most respected community theatre organizations, and more. Whether you’re looking for your next amazing outdoor adventure or you want to see something new, you’ll find many unique things to do worthy of any bucket list.

Located just a day trip away from Dallas, Lubbock, and Oklahoma City, the heart of the Texas Panhandle Plains is full of amazing things to see and do set on stunning landscapes. Grab your boots and get ready to make some unforgettable memories in Amarillo.

Visit Amarillo Experience Amarillo

A place to explore, create, invent, tinker, learn and play. The museum has interactive exhibits, educational programs, special events and the only planetarium in the Texas Panhandle!

The Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA) features permanent and temporary exhibits housed in an Edward Durrell Stone-designed, three-story museum.

The mission of the Texas Panhandle War Memorial is to honor the men and women who have given us our freedom and to keep history alive. Remember Every War Remember Every Soldier To Remember is to Honor

The RV Museum at Jack Sisemore's Traveland is inspired by the Sisemore's love for RVs. The museum offers a free to view collection including RVs, vintage motorcycles, and other nostalgic items!

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum showcases the colorful history and modern activities of the world's most popular breed of horse and the people who have played a major role in its history.

Fun fact: this building mimics the design of an Indian Pueblo and the exterior glows a beautiful pink in the sunset!

It's not just for aviation fans! This museum honors Amarillo's and the Texas Panhandle's history of flight.

Cadillac Ranch is one of the most famous stops along Route 66 with its colorful cars stacked neatly upright in a row. Visitors are encouraged to leave their own mark on the colorful cars so be sure to bring along your own can of spray paint when you stop by! -@lonestarlookingglass

Wildcat Bluff covers about one square mile of land in western Amarillo. It's an ideal place to hike, bird watch, and enjoy the local flora and fauna of the area!

Did you know that Amarillo is known as the "yellow rose” of Texas? Since Amarillo means “yellow” in Spanish, it was named after the yellow sub-soil and the yellow blooms on the region’s Yucca plants. Keep an eye out for them here. -@pointsandtravel

Wonderland Amusement Park has been an ideal place for families to relax and have fun for a reasonable price for 67 years. It's home to the Texas Tornado, one of the top-rated, double-loop steel roller coasters in the nation, and to over 30 rides, attractions, and miniature golf.

Hodgetown is home to the San Diego Padres Double-A affiliated baseball team, the Sod Poodles. It's located in the heart of downtown Amarillo and it's the newest sports and entertainment destination in Amarillo.

Starlight Ranch is a one of a kind experience that brings together the best in entertainment and Big Texan hospitality. You can enjoy live music, delicious foods, handcrafted beer, activities for the kids, and even a heart-pounding trip down The Big Texan Zipline!

Looking for wide open spaces?! This is the place to be! You will be riding on 3,000 acres of beautiful Texas land.

Did you know? Cadillac Ranch was created in 1974 by the art group Ant Farm on the property of a local artist and millionaire Stanley Marsh. -@pointsandtravel

Here you will find over one mile of art galleries, antique and collectible stores, restaurants, and bars! Not only was Route 66 the Mother Road of America, but this district was one of the first residential and business districts in Amarillo.

The GoldenLight Cafe is the oldest restaurant in Amarillo and perhaps the oldest restaurant continuously operating in the same location anywhere on Old Route 66!

The building that houses The Nat was once home to live musical acts like Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington and Little Richard!

Home of the "I am Rt 66" project and Jim Livingston's photography and art.

The trick here is to not eat for at least 24 hours before you go in, so you are nice and hungry! -@pointsandtravel

Visit Amarillo Panhandle Road Trip

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is approximately 35 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch, Tx. A unique 1 1/2 mile walking tour led by park staff or volunteers offers a glimpse into the lives of the High Plains Indians.

If you visit in the winter, make sure the activities you want to partake in will be open. We visited in February and enjoyed nice, cool weather for hiking and riding but many of the tour companies will not be fully operating during the less busy parts of the year. -@rippedjeansandbifocals

Amarillo is home to the largest canyon within the state of Texas, Palo Duro Canyon, second only to the Grand Canyon. Which is how it’s earned its nickname as the “Grand Canyon of Texas.” -@pointsandtravel

Wind can definitely impact enjoyment of outdoor activities, particularly in Palo Duro Canyon. So be sure to check the weather before visitng! -@rippedjeandbifocals

This 120 mile canyon is the second largest canyon in the USA and boasts some of the most incredible views in all of Texas. With so much to see and do, an overnight stay in the canyon is a must. If camping isn’t your thing, be sure to check out one of the historic stone cabin rentals in the basin of the canyon. -@lonestarlookingglass

Wind and water over the eons shaped the rugged beauty of Caprock Canyons State Park! Today, bison roam the plains, bats roost in Clarity Tunnel, and you can explore 90 miles of trails.

Located less than one mile north of the caprock of Palo Duro Canyon, the GHC boasts broad vistas and native wildlife!

Boys Ranch was founded in 1939 by Cal Farley, a world-champion athlete and successful Amarillo businessman. That first year, nine boys were living on the original 120 acres- now there are about 300 boys and girls enrolled on the 11,000 acre ranch!

Definitely don’t skip out on The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum during your Amarillo visit. In fact, plan to spend a good chunk of your day here — there is so much to see and discover! Permanent exhibits boast interactive insight the whole family will enjoy on pioneer towns, the people of the plains, petroleum, geology, archeology, paleontology and so much more. -@lonestarlookingglass

The Texas Outdoor Musical runs from May through August and is considered a don’t miss when you’re visiting Amarillo. If you visit in the winter, make sure the activities you want to partake in will be open. -@rippedjeansandbifocals

When visiting the nearby Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the 3 mile CCC trail and the scenic loop drive can't be missed for lovers of the great outdoors! -@itspamdel

West of Amarillo, you will find the famous Midpoint Cafe - located at the midpoint of Route 66!

When visiting the famous Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo to spray paint, grab a can or two of spray paint before heading over to this public art installation that encourages you to be a part of the art! -@itspamdel

Explore further. Amarillo is a great jumping off point to explore other parts of Texas. There’s so much out there to see. You can also continue down Historic Route 66 in either direction. If you’re really adventurous and spontaneous, flip a coin: heads you go east and tails you go west! -@rippedjeansandbifocals

More than the Texas Route 66 Visitor Center, this space is also home to a full gallery featuring different artists monthly.

Amarillo is home to the Big Texan Steak Ranch, which is world famous for serving a 72- ounce steak for free if you can eat it within an hour with its fixins’ (a baked potato, shrimp cocktail, salad and bread roll with butter.) Otherwise, you have to cough up $72 for the steak! -@pointsandtravel

East of Amarillo, Shamrock is a perfect addition to your Route 66 trip. Here you can stop by the Historic U-Drop Inn (you may recognize it from the movie “Cars”!).

Expert Guides

Hot Spots along the route

575 Pizzaria

Our pizza perfectionists use the freshest ingredients, made-from-scratch dough and top-of-the-line cheeses to create the best tasting pies in the world. Take a seat at our beer and wine bar and try a blend or brew that’s new to you.

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant

We are passionate about our made-from-scratch dishes, each one made from the heart and crafted with pride from Chef Luis E. Sanchez’s family recipes.

Amarillo Stockyard Grill

Located in the Historical Amarillo Stockyards. The Amarillo Stockyards has been around since 1904 and seen generations of cattlemen, ag producers, and visitors. They serve breakfast, burgers, steaks, and Chef's well-known chicken fried steak.

Bankok Tokyo

Charming Thai-Japanese restaurant offering ample portions of classic dishes & a sushi menu.

Bar Z Winery

All Bar Z wines are made entirely with Texas grapes grown in the Texas High Plains AVA (American Viticultural Area). Once the grapes are crushed, Bar Z uses the time-honored method of fermentation called hand cap management.

Belmar Bakery

The world is a better place with dessert and cake. Period. And we love helping our community celebrate life’s most special occasions with our delicious sweets, treats & eats.

Benjamin’s Donuts & Bakery

Kolaches( Pig N blanket), Breakfast Burritos, Croissant Sandwiches, Large Assortment of Donuts & Fillings!

Biti Pies

These Biti Pies are made from scratch using our time-tested recipes.

Blue Crane Bakery

Family owned and operated bakery focused on making out of the box goodies that everyone can enjoy! Everyone including YOU!

Blue Sky

You'll notice the difference from the moment you walk in. Our restaurants are comfortable and casual…just the kind of place where you want to hang out with family and friends.

Bomb City Distillery

99 years after Prohibition, two local friends partnered up to create superior spirits. Using premium high quality and locally sourced grains with artisan hand crafted stills, powered by traditional steam heating to produce a truly handmade micro batch spirit.

Braceros Mexican Grill & Bar

For more than 15 years, Braceros has offered you delicious dishes of beef fillet, fish, shrimp, chicken, quail and pork, seasoned with the world-famous Mexican species and our traditional homemade food.

Brent’s Cafe

Brent's Café is a Chef owned and family operated cafe in Amarillo, Texas. We utilize as much locally sourced produce and agriculture as we can get our hands on in order to provide fresh, inspired, and nourishing food.

Buns Over Texas

Buns Over Texas first opened its doors in Amarillo in 1989. We have been serving great burgers, cheese fries, dogs, chicken, fish and many other menu items for over 22 years.

Butterlove Biscuits

We serve buttery, flaky, from-scratch, fresh-made buttermilk biscuits in over 20 flavors! Come in for brunch, or grab a dozen to go! Butter is our thing.

Calico County

If you've been searching for home-cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner, stop by Calico Count . We've been whipping up delicious home-cooked meals since 1984. Whether you want cinnamon rolls for breakfast or chicken-fried steak for dinner, you won't regret eating at Calico County Restaurant.

Cliffside Coffee

Local coffee shop in the 806 Area looking to Elevate and Caffeinate the people of the Texas Panhandle.

Coffee Fixx

Coffee shop serving small Breakfast & Lunch Menu. Breakfast Menu available all day. Serving Coffee, Tea, Espresso Drinks, Fountain Drinks.

Coyote Bluff Cafe

Best Burgers in Amarillo! Juicy Ribeye Steaks and Mouthwatering Cheese Fries! We would be honored to have you as our guest!

Crazy Larry’s Fine Texas Bar-B-Q

Fine Texas BBQ and the home of Amarillo's Best Frito Pie!

Creek House Honey Farm & Honey Buzz Winery

At Honey Buzz we brew a variety of meads that are carbonated and on tap. We also carry different meads and melomels in bottles. Mead slushies are also available.

Crush Wine Bar & Restaurant

Located in Downtown Amarillo, Crush's intimate setting provides the perfect ambiance to enjoy delicious food, wine and beer with friends and family.

Delvin’s Restaurant

At Delvin's Restaurant & Catering, our BBQ is smoked fresh every day for about 12-14 hours! This is because here at Devlin's we believe in serving quality BBQ, Traditional American, and Soul Food!

Dyer’s Bar-B-Que

We offer a variety of bar-b-que plates such as beef, ribs, pork, polish sausage, brisket, ham, and more! Our Bar-B-Que Plates are served with beans, potato salad, coleslaw, onion rings, apricots and texas toast.

El Tajavan

From humble beginnings as a convenience store nearly 25 years ago to opening two full-service dining establishments, El Tejavan is celebrated as the Panhandle’s destination for true Mexican cuisine!

Esoteric Craft Beer & Curated Provisions

Esoteric is brimming with foodies and cocktail lovers who fill the inside and out every night they’re open.

FAVs

Family owned cafe serving fresh fruits & veggies. From smoothies to salads & snacks, stop by & customize a healthy kick start to your day!

Fire Slice Pizzeria

We only procure the freshest, highest quality ingredients we can find- locally, when possible - including artisan cured meats and cheeses. We make our food from SCRATCH, including our house-made Italian sausage, delectable meatballs, sauces & pesto, salad dressing, dessert & more

Furrbie’s

Lunch spot serving burgers and American food in Downtown Amarillo.

Girasol Cafe & Bakery

Artisan bakery serving delicious meals and baked goods that are always fresh!

GoldenLight Cafe & Cantina

This legendary greasy spoon cafe is the longest running restaurant in Amarillo and continuously operating restaurant on Route 66!

Gooney’s

Gooney's is a casual bar and grill with Asian Fusion food in Amarillo providing an assortment of beers and wines.

Green Chile Willy’s

We are known for down home cooking done with a flavorful twist. Whether you like steak, chicken or burgers, we can satisfy that hunger.

Hoffbrau

We take pride in serving Certified Angus Beef ® along with home-made recipes made fresh daily.

Honey Buzz Winery

At Honey Buzz we brew a variety of meads that are carbonated and on tap. We also carry different meads and melomels in bottles. Mead slushies are also available.

Hummers Sports Cafe

Hummers is intended to be a fun place to meet friends, make friends and all the other stuff you'd expect from a kid who grew up in Amarillo, daydreaming of playing shortstop for the Yankees, having a date with Marilyn Monroe, and would have loved to see Babe Ruth hit a home run and then had a few beers with him after the game, and wishes Buddy Holly was still alive and making music.

It’s a Punjabi Affair

Listed as one of the top restaurants to eat in the United States and Texas, It’s a Punjabi Affair believes in its unique delivery of service as its policy is “Customer is king”. Love and taste in our foods will be in abundant.

Joe Taco

Tex-Mex with amazing drink specials.

Jorge’s Mexican Bar & Grill

Nachos, quesadillas, margaritas & Tex-Mex dishes offered in an upbeat setting with TVs & a patio.

Lazy Gator

The Lazy Gator has a menu featuring fresh seafood, pastas, burgers, and cocktails. Get your Cajun fix at this Amarillo favorite.

Long Wooden Spoon

Long Wooden Spoon Brewing...stirring the pot since 2009 We just enjoy brewing beer that people enjoy

Long Wooden Spoon

Long Wooden Spoon Brewing...stirring the pot since 2009 We just enjoy brewing beer that people enjoy.

Macaroni Joes

Enjoy a tuscan feel, with an italian villa ambiance at Macaroni Joe's Restaurant. Macaroni Joe’s knows wine. With over 600 selections to choose from on our award winning wine list, we have a wine to suit even the most discriminating consumer.

Meme’s D.O.C

Meme’s D.O.C. is nothing less than one of the classic restaurants in Amarillo. We have a reputation for giving our customers an exquisite treat for their taste buds.

Metropolitan – A Speakeasy

Meticulous Attention To Details Of The Prohibition Era Were Balanced With The Romance and Ease Of Today To Bring You, Superior Service, Excellent Food And Atmosphere And The Best Handcrafted "To The Era" Cocktails By Our Culinary Bar Team

Moe Dogs Grill

Home of The Best Dog in Town! Come in and try our Sauerkraut Fritters and one-of-a-kind amazing dishes!

Mr. Fish

Brings all different varieties of great tasting food with daily specials and fish and chips!

My Thai

Longtime Thai cafe with a wide-ranging menu of curries & noodles

Napoli’s Italian Restaurant

We have been serving authentic Italian dishes for almost a decade and are proud to be one of Amarillo's favorite Italian dine-ins. We take pride in every dish that comes out of the kitchen.

North Heights Discount and Cafe

North Heights Discount Store and Café is your one stop shop for delicious home cooked food and discount store needs

OHMS Cafe & Bar

Nestled in the historic downtown of Amarillo, OHMS Cafe & Bar fuses the soul of Santa Fe with the heart of the panhandle. Attracting artists, entrepreneurs, suits, scarves and working stiffs, OHMS's cozy and quiet atmosphere provides the perfect ambiance for a delicious and intimate dining experience.

Palace Coffee Company

Serving coffee is what we do, but creating relationships is why we do it. While we can’t claim to be perfect, we strive to be the best that we can be in our craft, all the while establishing an environment where others can also work towards perfecting their own craft.

Panhandler’s Cafe

Our lunch cafe offers a variety of fresh salads & sandwiches, soups, daily specials, and handmade desserts.

Polk Street Eats

Fresh, never frozen chuck burgers, hand-cut fries, great salads & more. Full bar with handcrafted cocktails.

Pondaseta Brewing Co.

Showcasing the hard work and dedication of local producers, Pondaseta Brewing Co strives to bring you the highest quality beer in a casual atmosphere.

Public House

The Public House is a gathering place for anyone seeking good food and drink. We feature upscale American comfort food, craft beer, classic cocktails, and boutique wines.

Rain Premier Sushi Bar & Lounge

You’ll feel the cool urban vibe as soon as you walk into Rain Premier Sushi Bar & Lounge. The eatery serves contemporary Asian cuisine in its cool-as-ice downtown lounge/restaurant, once the location of the iconic Paramount Theater.

Rise N Shine Donuts

Rise N Shine Donuts offers delicious donuts to start your morning off right as well as other breakfast treats.

Roasters Coffee & Tea Co.

If you are local or passing through the area, join us. We've been serving coffee in Amarillo for many years and look forward to many more.

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is one of Amarillo’s premier locally owned restaurants and has been serving quality Japanese cuisine since 1998. Our restaurant boasts four unique dining areas, each with a distinct dining experience:

Sharky’s Burrito Co.

A build your own burrito spot that's been a local favorite for over 10 years!

Shi Lee’s Barbecue & Soul Food Cafe

Want some good Bar-B-Que or Soul Food? Come dine with us at Shi Lee's and support their efforts! During 2020, this restaurant has given away over 50,000 meals to children to help them during the pandemic.

Six Car Pub & Brewery

Amarillo's first and only downtown restaurant and brewery! Featuring ample outdoor seating with a dog-friendly patio and a rooftop patio. Now serving cocktails in addition to our large beer, cider and wine selection!

Six Car Pub & Brewery

Amarillo's first and only downtown restaurant and brewery! Featuring ample outdoor seating with a dog-friendly patio and a rooftop patio. Now serving cocktails in addition to our large beer, cider and wine selection!

Smokey Joes

Grill and bar located on Amarillo's Route 66 Historic District.

Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Q Haven

Spicy Mike’s in Amarillo has a true passion for Texas food done right. What that amounts to is some of the absolute best bar-b-q you've ever had!

Sunday’s Kitchen

We are Sunday's Kitchen, a local restaurant serving Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle.

Sushi House

We specialize in sushi!!!! make my day, spider roll, honeymoon shooter you name it.

Taco Villa

Welcome to the legendary tastes of Taco Villa! For over 50 years our fans have depended on us to serve the freshest Mexican food specialties you'll find anywhere. Thanks for visiting us!

Taste of Thai

Thai & Chinese dishes such as shrimp curry & chow mein served in an unfussy strip-mall restaurant.

Thai Arawan

The kitchen is led by Lan, who has been recognized from as far as Australia for his unique interpretations on traditional Thai classics.

The 806 Coffee + Lounge

The 806 offers the best coffee, espresso, tea, vegetarian/vegan foodies, beers, and wines! They are proud to host an eclectic mix of local and traveling music acts.

The Acai Bar

The Açaí Bar sources fresh ingredients so you can be sure that you are eating clean. All bowls are topped with a variety of the freshest fruit, honey, organic granola, and organic coconut shreds.

The Big Texan Steak Ranch and Brewery

Famous for the free 72oz steak dinner (if eaten within an hour), this Route 66 icon serves delicious made-from-scratch food to hungry travelers every day. Don't miss out on their wide array of local brews with your meal!

The Big Texan Steak Ranch and Brewery

Famous for the free 72oz steak dinner (if eaten within an hour), this Route 66 icon serves delicious made-from-scratch food to hungry travelers every day. Don't miss out on their wide array of local brews with your meal!

The Drunken Oyster

The Drunken Oyster atmosphere will bring you into the Heart of the French Quarter, With the sounds you hear on the streets of French Quarter, Gas Lanterns, Heavy Drapes, aged Brick and Library laddered bar. The food is a compilation of Cajun Inspired dishes and fresh flown in daily Seafood and Oysters.

The Eatery on Route 66

We're proud to offer the highest quality of food in the Amarillo area. We strive to bring you a welcoming atmosphere and a satisfying experience.

The Handle Bar and Grill

At The Handle Bar and Grill, we are focused on providing family friendly services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction

The Lost Cajun

The Lost Cajun combines authentic Cajun food and a down-home atmosphere with the best in Southern hospitality for a unique and delicious dining experience.

The Plaza Restaurant & Bar

Family owned and operated, The Plaza Mexican Restaurant strives to provide our guests quality Tex-Mex Dishes and the service everyone deserves.

The Ruffled Cup Cupcakery & Sweet Shoppe

Come in for a piece of cake,our famous cream cheese sugar cookies, cheesecakes, safe to eat cookie dough, homemade ice cream, brownies, French macarons and MORE!! Come in and enjoy a sandwich or salad with all of our meat roasted in house and made with only the best ingredients.

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

We serve only Black Angus Beef, premium chicken tenders, and fresh sushi grade seafood. Our talented culinary staff have a flair for the delicious. So come in for delicious, authentic Japanese cuisine and prepare to be entertained by our theatrics.

Tyler’s Barbeque

Award-winning down-home BBQ featured as one of the best BBQ spots in Texas. Serving dry-rub ribs smoked, brisket, sausage, and more daily.

Uptown Sweet Shoppe

Uptown Sweet Shoppe is a locally-owned family-run bakery located in the Summit Shopping Center in Amarillo Texas. We offer fresh home-made pastries & cakes but also an array of healthy salads & sandwiches, breads, and so much more. Everything is homemade daily from scratch using local, organic ingredients where possible.

Venezia Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Bringing you authentic Italian food to Amarillo TX!

Wild Bill’s Fillin Station

Wild Bill’s Bar & Grill in Amarillo, Texas has been the the spot for locals and travelers to fill up on delicious food and great drinks. Wild Bill's Bar & Grill served breakfast all day long!

YOLOS Food Truck

Menu features breakfast, brunch, coffee, and lunch with delicious staples and creative menu items!

Ye Old Pancake Station

Our goal is to be consistent in our food and our service. We care about our customers and try to make your dining experience with us the best. We welcome each and every one of you to come to our country-inspired restaurant where it feels like home!

Yellow City Street Food

YCSF is proudly Chef Owned, and features food that's anything by boring! Their chef enjoys creating an experience and pulling people from their comfort zone with fun street food or upscale multi-course dinners.

Youngblood’s Cafe

Serving the Finest Breakfast, Burgers, Steaks and Other Favorites! Nationally recognized Youngblood’s Cafe has been a favorite restaurant of Amarillo residents for over 12 years.

Youngs Sushi “Rocks!”

Upbeat, casual restaurant offering a long sushi menu as well as Japanese & Thai entrees.

Amarillo Super 8 Airport

Conveniently located off I-40, we are situated within reach of the area's most popular attractions.

America’s Best Value Inn Grand Street

This low-key roadside hotel off Interstate 40 freeway is 4.4 miles to Amarillo Civic Center and 6.6 miles by car to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

Ashmore Inn and Suites

Off Interstate 40, this roadside hotel is a 3-minute walk from the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.

Autograph Collection By Marriott

IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN AMARILLO, ON THE CUSP OF ROUTE 66, THE BARFIELD HOTEL TYPIFIES THE EVER-EVOLVING HISTORY OF THIS ICONIC CITY.

Baymont Inn and Suites East

Featuring free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, the traditional rooms also have coffee makers and desks. Suites add living areas with sofas, and some offer wet bars, mini fridges and microwaves. Kids stay at no charge with an adult.

Best Western Plus Medical Center

Bright, relaxed rooms offer flat-screen TVs, microwaves and mini fridges, as well as sitting areas, high-speed Internet access, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas.

Best Western Santa Fe

Low-key rooms offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV, along with mini fridges and coffee makers. Upgraded rooms add microwaves and pull-out sofas.

Big Texan Motel

Resembling a 19th-century old west main street, this laidback motel alongside Interstate 40 is 3 miles from the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, and 4 miles from the Texas Air & Space Museum.

Candlewood Suites

The modest studios feature kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas.

Comfort Inn and Suites East

Modern hotel with an indoor pool & a bar, plus free hot breakfast, parking & WiFi.

Comfort Inn and Suites Soncy

Straightforward rooms with free hot breakfast buffet & WiFi in hotel with an indoor pool & hot tub.

Comfort Suites South

Relaxed suites in a casual lodging with free breakfast, plus an indoor pool, a sauna & a gym.

Comfort Suites Western Plaza

Laid-back all-suite hotel offering an indoor pool, a hot tub & a gym, plus free breakfast & Wi-Fi.

Country Inn and Suites – Soncy

Down-to-earth rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, plus microwaves and coffeemakers. Some have sitting areas, pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs. Children age 18 and under stay free in a parent's room.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

Revel in the conveniences of downtown without any of the disturbances at Courtyard Amarillo Downtown. Our hotel is located near many of the city's most popular locales, including the Amarillo Civic Center, Big Texan Steak Ranch and Amarillo College. Perhaps more importantly, we offer a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the busy city center. Our rooms feature contemporary designs, as well as a place to catch up on recent shows on our flat-panel TVs, finish up work with our ergonomic workstations, browse the web using complimentary Wi-Fi or simply sink into a plush pillowtop mattress after an exhausting day.

Courtyard by Marriott West

Join us at our Amarillo, TX hotel, perfect for today's on-the-go traveler or family getaway. Our hotel boasts many great amenities, including mini-refrigerators and premium TV channels such as HBO and ESPN. Our location, in West Amarillo, places you on I-40 walking distance to the medical and shopping districts. We are also minutes away from the Historic Route 66, Cadillac Ranch and great places to eat.

Drury Inn and Suites

Drury Inn & Suites Amarillo is 10 minutes west of downtown Amarillo off I-40. This area is known as the medical district, but there’s plenty of shopping, dining, golfing and entertainment nearby! Relax in our clean, comfortable rooms and enjoy free hot breakfast every morning and free hot food and cold beverages every evening at our 5:30 Kickback®.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown

Our two-room suites are in the heart of downtown Amarillo, adjacent to the Amarillo Civic Center. Cadillac Ranch and the Amarillo Botanical Gardens are within 15 minutes. Our hotel features an indoor pool, dry sauna, fitness center, and event space for up to 1,000 guests. Enjoy our free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening reception.

Executive Inn

Enjoy a economical stay at the Executive Inn Express & Suites West with a premier location close to the Amarillo Medical District Conveniently located on the West side of Amarillo, Texas, the hotel is accompanied by some of Amarillo's finest dining as well as the United Artist Movie Theatre.

Extend-a-Suites

We cater to a variety of contract labors, as well as the iconic route 66 travelers, and always welcome our daily newcomers!

Extended Stay America

Reserve a comfy suite at Extended Stay America and get on-site laundry, a fully equipped kitchen, and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi to help you stay connected.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Airport

Our hotel offers easy access to popular attractions. After taking our free shuttle from Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, discover Palo Duro Canyon State Park and The Big Texan Steak Ranch. When you're ready to retire from your adventures, enjoy sweet slumbers in our spacious rooms and suites.

Hampton Inn & Suites East

We're right off I-40, five miles from Amarillo International Airport. Xcel Energy's training center is steps away, and it's four miles to the Tri-State Exposition Hall. Head 10 minutes west to Amarillo College Washington Street Campus, or eight miles to Wonderland Amusement Park. Enjoy free hot breakfast, free WiFi, and our indoor pool and whirlpool.

Hampton Inn and Suites West

We're just off I-40, minutes from the Westgate Mall and the medical district. Exotic animals at the Amarillo Zoo, rides at Wonderland Amusement Park, and the famous Cadillac Ranch art installation are within 15 minutes of our hotel. Relax in our heated indoor pool and whirlpool. Hot breakfast and WiFi are on us.

Hilton Garden Inn Amarillo

Just off I-40, we're four minutes from the shops of Westgate Mall, and two miles from Northwest Texas Hospital and Amarillo Heart Group. Cadillac Ranch and the planetarium at Don Harrington Discovery Center & Space Theater are just three miles away. Enjoy breakfast, dinner, and evening room service from our Garden Bar & Grille.

Holiday Inn Amarillo East

Enjoy a comfortable stay at the Holiday Inn East Amarillo, located within 3 miles of Amarillo Rick Husband International Airport (AMA). Our East Amarillo hotel's location off I-40 offers close proximity to businesses, area attractions, and the Amarillo Medical Center

Holiday Inn Express and Suites East

Enjoy a comfortable stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites of East Amarillo, located within a mile of Amarillo Rick Husband International Airport (AMA). Our East Amarillo hotel's location off I-40 offers close proximity to businesses and medical centers as well as area attractions.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites South

Our Holiday Inn Express® Amarillo South hotel offers modern conveniences with upscale amenities. Located of I-27, this hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers visiting Amarillo, Texas.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites West

Enjoy a luxurious stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West with a premier location close to the Amarillo Medical District

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Wolflin

Enjoy Real Texan Hospitality at our Amarillo, TX Hotel No matter what brings you to the Texas Panhandle, you'll find the finest hospitality in Texas at the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites in Amarillo, TX. Our hotel is located off I-40, close to R. Husband International Airport (AMA), downtown Amarillo and area attractions like Palo Duro Canyon.

Holiday Inn West Medical Center

We invite you to experience Amarillo’s full-service hotel, Holiday Inn – Amarillo West Medical Center. Conveniently located in the heart of Amarillo, we offer the best in service and amenities to surpass all of your expectations.

Home2 Suites

Corporate guests enjoy proximity to Amarillo medical centers, numerous universities, and local businesses. It's easy to unwind with an IMAX theater next door, Amarillo Botanical Gardens nearby, and Palo Duro Canyon State Park 30 minutes away. Feel like a cozy night? Try a home-cooked meal in your in-suite kitchen. WiFi and breakfast are free, and pets are welcome.

Homewood Suites

Just off I-40, find us in northwest Amarillo, five minutes from the iconic Cadillac Ranch. Shop and dine at Westgate Mall across the street – or relax by our outdoor pool and fireplace. Sports courts and a fitness center help you get your workout in, and our free WiFi and 24-hour business center help you get your work done.

Hyatt Place Amarillo West

Historic U.S. Route 66 cuts through the center of Amarillo, a bustling hub in northern Texas. Remnants of the city’s historic past are on display in its quirky shops, retro cafes, and the iconic Cadillac Ranch public art exhibit. The city is also a modern enclave, with a spate of museums, trendy dining, and family-friendly attractions.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Airport

Our modern, comfortable hotel is close to local attractions such as Wonderland Amusement Park, the Tri-State Exposition and Rodeo, and The Big Texas Steak Ranch & Brewery. While you're here, make the most of your stay with free daily breakfast, an on-site fitness center, and indoor pool.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Mid-City

Whatever brings you to this inviting city in the Texas Panhandle, you'll appreciate our relaxing outdoor pool and fitness center. Stay connected with free WiFi and our on-site business center.

La Quinta West Medical Center

Our location is perfect for visitors to the Civic Center, Amarillo College, and West Texas A&M University—and regional medical facilities and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Microtel Inn and Suites

Expect service with a smile at our Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Amarillo hotel near Amarillo Zoo. We are well located just minutes from exciting attractions, great restaurants, and shopping.

Motel 6 Airport

Enjoy a comfortable, pet friendly environment with fresh morning coffee and Free Wifi in all modern guest rooms.

Motel 6 Canyon Dr

Motel 6 Amarillo TX is conveniently located near shopping and dining. Visit the beautiful Palo Duro Canyon State Park nearby. Free Wifi and mini-fridge units are available in all guest rooms.

Motel 6 West

Motel 6 Amarillo West is located near Westgate Mall, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, and Amarillo Zoo. All rooms have a modern look, and include free Wi-Fi. Amenities include a business center, and micro-fridges in select rooms.

My Place Hotel

The best choice for convenience, comfort and value, My Place is ideal for both short-term and long-term travelers! Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, our Amarillo West/Medical Center, TX hotel offers an array of modern amenities to ensure your comfort.

OYO Hotel Amarillo I-40 Central

Whether you're traveling on business, leisure, or a family vacation, Luxury Inn and Suites can accommodate you in style, comfort, elegance. Take advantage of the exceptional service, wide range of popular amenities, and all at reasonable rates.

Oyo Inn Amarillo Downtown

OYO Hotel Amarillo Downtown is a budget hotel and is conveniently located near the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo City.

Quality Inn East

Take advantage of our free hot and healthy breakfast, outdoor seasonal pool and free WiFi, and know that you're getting your money’s worth with every stay. Our comfortable rooms come with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker for added convenience.

Red Roof Inn West

When you stay at Red Roof Inn Amarillo West in Amarillo, you'll be in the business district, within a 10-minute drive of Cadillac Ranch and Amarillo Civic Center. This hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Westgate Mall and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Baptist St. Anthony's Health Care System.

Residence Inn

The pet friendly Residence Inn Amarillo hotel is located in Amarillo, TX, just minutes from the area’s major businesses and attractions.

Sleep Inn and Suites West Medical Center

As a Designed to Dream property, our fresh design elements, inspired by nature, provide a trendy and soothing environment. Each room includes free WiFi, a refrigerator, and microwave.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

SpringHill Suites Amarillo is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Amarillo, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Staybridge Suites

Extended-stay travelers play by different rules and need a hotel that understands your unique needs. Staybridge Suites Amarillo – Western Crossing is designed from the ground up…just for you.

Super 8 Central

We offer comfortable, affordable accommodations whether you are with us just one night, or plan to stay and enjoy the area.

Super 8 West

Our location is minutes from popular area attractions, including the Amarillo Zoo. Our hotel was designed with your comfort in mind, and we feature thoughtful amenities to brighten your stay.

Tru by Hilton

Road warriors, relax—free WiFi is waiting for you. We're close to the airport, and even closer to prime Amarillo shops and restaurants. Tackle Texas-sized appetites at our free hot breakfast bar, or stock up on snacks at our 24/7 market.

WoodSpring Suites

Road warriors, relax—free WiFi is waiting for you. We're close to the airport, and even closer to prime Amarillo shops and restaurants. Tackle Texas-sized appetites at our free hot breakfast bar, or stock up on snacks at our 24/7 market.

Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

Have an authentic experience on horseback or with one of their custom packages! You'll ride to the rim of the canyon and experienced staff regales you with the fascinating history of the area.

AMP’D Amarillo Adventure Park

Amarillo's premiere trampoline park with 42,000 square feet of trampolines, a rock climbing wall, a ninja course, games, and more!

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

This monument highlights ancient flint used by Native Americans for tools and weapons.

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

An oasis on the High Plains. The gardens feature an indoor tropical conservatory as well as seasonal native plants.

Amarillo Bulls Hockey (NAHL)

The Amarillo Bulls are a past winner of the NAHL's Robertson Cup and are a top course of junior hockey talent in the U.S..

Amarillo Civic Center Complex

Holds concerts, sporting events, Broadway shows, road-shows and more! ACCC is a place to meet, play, and celebrate.

Amarillo Cultural District

Street art, hand-crafted works, live performances, delicious food, craft brewing, and more are found here!

Amarillo Dragway

Amarillo Dragway brings drag racing thrills back to Amarillo every summer!

Amarillo Little Theatre (ALT) Mainstage

ALT was established in 1927, making it one of the longest-running community theaters in the country!

Amarillo Livestock Auction

One of the nation's largest auctions, selling more than 100,000 head of livestock annually at its weekly Monday sale.

Amarillo Museum of Art

AMoA is a focal point for the region's thriving arts community attracting regional and national art show.

Amarillo Opera

The Amarillo Opera combines a schedule of some of the world’s most beloved operas with non-traditional shows. Performances held in various venues including the renowned Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

Amarillo Railroad Museum

ARM features an operational HO scale layout depicting Texas Panhandle Railroads circa 1952 - 1970.

Amarillo Rock Climbing House

This family-oriented facility offers bouldering and top rope climbing for climbers of all ages!

Amarillo Sod Poodles Baseball

A Double-A affiliated baseball team that plays in a state-of-the-art stadium in downtown Amarillo. The Soddies are the 2019 Texas League Champs!

Amarillo Symphony

The symphony plays with energy and passion, moving their audience to feel the performance.

Amarillo Venom

A professional indoor football team that plays in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex.

Amarillo Zoo

Animals native to the High Plains as well as traditional zoo favorites are found here!

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

This museum is a beautiful way to learn about the horse that settled the West. It features western art, a history of the American Quarter Horse, and educational exhibits.

Bar Z Winery

Handcrafted, award-winning & distinctly Texan wines – full of flavor and bursting with personality.

Bill’s Backyard Classics

This place is for anyone with a place in their heart for fine old cars! Get your motor started, grab your family, and head this way for some American history and craftsmanship.

Bomb City Distillery

99 years after Prohibition, two local friends partnered up to create superior spirits. Using premium high quality and locally sourced grains with artisan hand crafted stills, powered by traditional steam heating to produce a truly handmade micro batch spirit.

Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch

Tour the historic grounds of this 10,000-acre working ranch located at Old Tascosa, is dedicated to educating boys and girls who need a "shirt tail to hang on to".

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway

Wind and water, over the eons, shaped the rugged beauty of Caprock Canyons Sate Park in the Panhandle of Texas. Today, bison roam the plains, bats roost in Clarity Tunnels, and you can explore 90 miles of trails

Chamber Music Amarillo

Hosts classical concerts in an intimate setting on the Historic Route 66 District.

Charles Goodnight Historical Center

Located less than one mile north of the caprock of Palo Duro Canyon, GHC boasts broad vistas and native wildlife. Roming next to the home is a herd of bison, descendants of the orphan bison that the Goodnights saved as a remnant of the original Southern Plains Herd.

Cinemark Hollywood 16

Movie theater featuring luxury loungers and Cinemark XD!

Cinergy Amarillo

An entertainment complex with a dine-in luxury seating movie theater, escape rooms, laser tag, bowling, arcade games, and much, much more!

Creek House Honey Farm & Honey Buzz Winery

At Honey Buzz we brew a variety of meads that are carbonated and on tap. We also carry different meads and melomels in bottles. Mead slushies are also available.

Don Harrington Discovery Center

DHDC encourages you to explore, tinker, create, and play on over 100 displays! Don't miss the immersive Digital Space Theater, steel-columned Helium Monument, and NEW Outdoor Science Park!

Esoteric Craft Beer & Curated Provisions

Esoteric is brimming with foodies and cocktail lovers who fill the inside and out every night they’re open.

Harrington House

Tour a historic 1914 house, once home to an American philantripist. The home features luxurious decor, ornate detailing, and original tapestries.

Hoof Prints of the American Quarter Horse

This is a collection of over 100 statues through Amarillo featuring our city's favorite equine breed

I Am Route 66 Visitor Center and Art Gallery

Visitor center and gallery filled with local artist's works and information for your journey!

Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian

Features art and artifacts of the Pueblo and Plains Indians, as well as performances by the internationally-known Kwahadi Dancers.

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Located near Alibates Flint Quarries, this area is filled with lake fun!

Lone Star Ballet

Lone Star is a major dance organization in the area providing a dance academy and producing four professional shows a year.

Long Wooden Spoon

Long Wooden Spoon Brewing...stirring the pot since 2009 We just enjoy brewing beer that people enjoy.

Old West Stables

The Old West Stables offers horseback rides on the floor of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

The largest canyon in Texas and located just 22 miles south of Amarillo. Here you'll find some of the best, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking found anywhere in the US!

Palo Duro Creek Ranch

Offers a winning combination of unforgettable old west adventure, fascinating Western history, real Texas hospitality, and the mysterious enchantment of Palo Duro Canyon.

Palo Duro Riding Stables

This horseback riding facility caters to all levels of riders over miles of trails in Palo Duro Canyon.

Palo Duro Zip Line Adventure Park

You and your family will be able to zip from one of the largest adventure towers in Texas or walk across the canyon on a 300 foot bridge!

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

The state's largest history museum! PPHM will take you back in time in their life-sized Pioneer Town, inspire you with their impressive art collection, and immerse you in over 14,000 years of history.

RV Museum @ Jack Sisemore Traveland

Step back in time and enjoy RVs, camping, and lifestyle exhibits from the 1920s through today!

Rock Island Rail Trail

Nearly 4-miles of an improved hike and bike trail between the Harrington Regional Medical Center and famed Historic Route 66 area.

Route 66 Historic District

The mile-long walkable strip is filled with antique and boutique stores, art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, bakers, and nightlife.

Route 66 Motor Speedway

A 3/8 mile dirt oval that sponsors a full season of summer racing action.

Sharpened Iron Studios

A faith-based production studio, and film conservatory, in Amarillo, Texas. We're focused on development, production, and post-production of full-length movies, TV series, and documentaries. Visitors can get a tour of the facility on Fridays at 3 PM!

Silver Dollar Speedway

The fastest little dirt track in Texas and where the love of racing begins!

Six Car Pub & Brewery

Amarillo's first and only downtown restaurant and brewery! Featuring ample outdoor seating with a dog-friendly patio and a rooftop patio. Now serving cocktails in addition to our large beer, cider and wine selection!

Starlight Ranch Event Center

Offers guest a live music experience like none-other in the Texas Panhandle!

Tascosa Drive-In Theater

The Tascosa Drive-In Theater is one of the state's last true drive-in theaters. Treat your family to the original big screen experience from the comfort of your car or bed of your pick-up truck

Texas Air and Space Museum

This museum honors the area's long history of flight through preservation and education.

Texas Panhandle War Memorial

The mission of the Texas Panhandle War Memorial is to honor the men and women who have given us our freedom and to keep history alive.

The Big Texan Steak Ranch and Brewery

Famous for the free 72oz steak dinner (if eaten within an hour), this Route 66 icon serves delicious made-from-scratch food to hungry travelers every day. Don't miss out on their wide array of local brews with your meal!

Wonderland Amusement Park

Calling Amarillo home for over 65 years, Wonderland has over 60 rides and attractions!

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Festivals & Events

Apr 20

Red Dirt Rivalry: Texas Tech Raiders Vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Hodgetown

HODGETOWN is set to host the “Red Dirt Rivalry” game between the No. 3 ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders and No. 23 ranked Oklahoma Sooners. The non-conference baseball matchup is set for April 20 and is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. HODGETOWN will operate at a limited capacity to ensure guests have the space they need to remain socially distant. Ticket information, pricing, and additional event details will be announced next week. For the most up-to-date news on the Sod Poodles along with detailed information on the 2021 season, promotions, and tickets, follow the team on social media @sodpoodles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For questions and more information, call 806-803-7762 or email info@sodpoodles.com.

May 6 - May 9

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Amarillo Little Theatre: Main Stage

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

May 13 - May 16

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Amarillo Little Theatre: Main Stage

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

May 20 - May 23

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Amarillo Little Theatre: Main Stage

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

Nov 11 - Nov 14

WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo Civic Center Complex

The Working Ranch Cowboy Association works to promote ranching on a National and International level and to preserve the lifestyle of the working ranch cowboy. Their annual championship rodeo showcases the skills of the working ranch cowboy and raises funds for the WRCA Foundation which provides assistance to cowboys and their families in times of serious need. This action-packed rodeo gives viewers a look at the actual work that working cowboys do with events including Ranch Bronc Riding, Team Doctoring, Wild Cow Milking, Team Branding, and Team Penning. You don't want to miss this annual favorite!

COVID-19

Looking to visit us? We’re excited for all the adventures Amarillo holds for you, too. That’s why, no matter what’s going on out there, we’ll be right here, keeping you inspired about some incredible memories to come.

Here in the Lone Star State, a whole world of adventure awaits. When you’re ready for your visit, Amarillo will be, too.

For now, please stay healthy, listen to the experts, and use the links on the right to stay up on the most current information available on travel and how to stay safe.

See you down the road,
The Visit Amarillo Fam
*Updated 04/01/2020

This is the way to Amarillo

Road Trippin'

Our boots were made for – driving? With Route 66, Interstates 40 and 27, and US Highways 60, 87, and 287 all intersecting here in the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo is one of the most accessible places to reach by car or RV. Traveling by car remains one of the easiest ways to get around in the city!

Fly in

Rick Husband International Airport is just a short flight from major hubs. This makes flying in a breeze for domestic and international travelers.

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Bus

Amarillo’s Greyhound Bus Terminal allows travelers from around the country to reach the High Plains.

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