Things to to do in Amarillo, Texas
They say say everything is bigger in Texas and I completely agree. Amarillo is one of the closest big cities to where we live so we have traveled often over the years. Here are some things we had fun doing!
1. Cadallic Ranch
This icon is a very noticeable landmark off the interstate. It is a row of six Cadillac cars sticking out of the ground. It's a fun photo op but you can also bring spray paint and leave some of your own touch on the cars. There is no fee and dogs are welcome.
2. Palo Duro Canyon
Palo Duro is a mere 30 minute drive outside of Amarillo and Ismail actually the second biggest canyon in the United States. Tons of different hiking trails suitable for pros and beginners. There is horseback riding, campgrounds, cabins, bike trails, horse trails and more inside the Canyon. It is a national park so there is a $8 per person entrance fee with kids 12 and under free. There i see also a musical production called "Texas" that has seasonal shows nightly. Aurora's was just two at the time so we hiked for less than an hour but the sites were beautiful.
For more info go to www.tpwd.texas.gov
3. Jack Siesmore RV Museum
If the weather is just too hot and you're looking for an indoor activity, check out the RV museum. It is free admission and is located at Jack Sizemore Traveland. There are RVs and campers dating back to the 1900's. Most you can walk inside and check out. The coolest one is the "Happy Max" RV from the movie "RV" with Robin Williams and Jojo. It is on display here and even has the horn from the movie. There are also old cars and motorcycles inside. The museum is open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and until 4pm on Saturdays.
For more info visit www.rvmuseum.net
4. American Quarter Horse Museum & Hall of Fame
If you like horses here i see a fun place to visit. The museum is open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Active duty military and spouses are free, children 5 and under are free. Adults are $7 and children over 5 are $3. The twenty foot ceilings inside make you feel very small but the horse history and statues are fun to see.
For more info, visit www.aqha.org
If you visit Amarillo during rodeo season, it's a must see in Texas. Texans are very serious about thier rodeos. They are fun to watch, especially if you've never been to one before. One of our favorite events to watch is mutton bust in'. They put kids 5 and under on sheep and see how long they can hold on.