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Amarillo in located at the heart of the Texas Panhandle and on the edge of the beautiful Great Plains. Known for its open spaces, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, unique geography and its authentic Western heritage, Amarillo is proud of its roots and highlights it through many of its attractions.
The city has a mild climate and is known for its clean air. The area was settled and then developed by buffalo hunters, conquistadors, Indians, gunfighters, lawmen, adventurers, cowboys and settlers. The heritage they left behind can still be felt and seen. Amarillo offers the best of the New and the Old West.
There are many natural attractions in and around Amarillo. The Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest in the country and a major attraction. Amarillo has just as many cultural attractions. Much of the public art found in the city is distinctly unique. A good example of this is the Cadillac Ranch on Interstate 40. The location features wildly colourful Cadillacs that are dug head first into the ground.
Amarillo celebrates its Texas and cowboy culture through its many events and festivals. The Tri-State Rodeo and Fair in September brings thousands of enthusiasts from all over the country. The Amarillo National Centre hosts many different events like rodeos, motor sports and equestrian competitions.
The World Championship Ranch Rodeo in November at the Amarillo Civic Centre is just as popular. Amarillo is also a cultural hub with a number of excellent and historic locations for opera, theatre, ballet and symphony.
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|1. Cadillac Ranch
On the I-40, between exits 60 and 62
|What is it? Approaching Amarillo from the west on the
1-40 highway visitors will come across one of America's most noted
roadside attractions, conceived and funded by an eccentric local
man, helium tycoon Stanley Marsh 3. The Cadillac Ranch consists of
10 finned vintage Cadillac cars, buried nose first in a field about
12 miles (19km) from the town. They have been buried, allegedly, at
the same angle as the angle of the sides of the Great Pyramid of
Egypt. Visitors are permitted to spraypaint the
Hours of Operation: Open 24-hours daily
|2. Don Harrington Discovery Centre
1200 Streit Drive
|What is it? Focussing on physical, earth and life
sciences the Don Harrington Discovery Center is set in a 51-acre
park with a lake and picnic area. The Center boasts more than 100
hands-on activities and a recently renovated planetarium. There is
also an aquarium on site featuring both saltwater and freshwater
tanks as well as a botanical garden. Most popular sights here are a
Foucault Pendulum, rotating independently of the earth's
gravitational pull, a helium technology exhibit and a weather-watch
section with a tornado machine.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm; Sunday noon to
4.30pm. Closed Mondays
Phone:(806) 355 9547
|3. Amarillo Museum of Art
2200 South Van Buren Street
|What is it? The Texas Panhandle's one and only accredited
art museum is the Amarillo Museum of Art. The museum has six
galleries housing a permanent collection that includes 17th through
19th century European paintings, 20th century modernists,
photography, Asian art and Middle Eastern textiles. The museum also
offers frequently changing exhibits ranging from contemporary art
to the American and European masters.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday
1pm to 5pm
Phone:(806) 371 5050
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