Although this community of just under 250,000 is known for its cowboy culture and sweeping landscapes, don't forget to check out Amarillo's educational museums, professional opera and amusement park.
Add these attractions to your itinerary:
When visiting Texas, soak in the majestic Southern views. The Amarillo Botanical Gardens feature four acres of outdoor gardens and an indoor collection of exotic plants. If you want to experience more nature, go for a hike or trail ride at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, located just 25 miles outside of Amarillo.
Horse lovers will want to include the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum to travel plans to learn more about this popular equine breed.
If the kids are trekking along, plan a day of adventure at Wonderland Amusement Park, home of the Texas Tornado double-loop steel roller coaster, or check out the Texas Air and Space Museum. With the museum's NASA shuttle and speedy bi-planes, the whole family will enjoy learning about air travel.
Finally, no visit to Amarillo, TX is complete without cruising Historic Route 66. The mile-long stretch is home to antiques shops, cafes filled with home cooking and historical cars. Don't forget to stop for a root beer float.
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