Amarillo Travel Guide
Welcome to Amarillo!
Located in the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo offers an array of activities for all visitors, ranging from museums to recreational opportunities to a variety of entertainment venues, all while commemorating its western heritage. For those who adore horses, the American Quarter Horse Museum features the history of one of the most popular equine breeds in the United States of America. The nearby Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and encompasses roughly 17,000 acres (6789 ha) of canyon landscape. Camping, horseback riding and mountain biking are common activities within the park. Visitors flock to the annual Tri-State Fair, a weeklong September event that features a midway, live entertainment and a rodeo. Professional sports teams are not lacking in Amarillo. Visitors often attend a football, hockey or baseball game played by one of the city's professional teams.
As the only planetarium in the Texas Panhandle, the Don Harrington Discovery Center and Space Theater offers visitors to explore numerous exhibits that tantalize the mind.
Hotels & Motels
Considered one of Amarillo's finest hotels, the Ambassador is an amenity-rich property that offers an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, two business centers, two restaurants, a fitness center, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and some pet-friendly guest rooms.
Splash Amarillo is the Panhandle's only waterpark and it features shade areas, a children's activity area, waterslides, a wave pool, a concession bar and a large arcade.