Amarillo is a city in the Texas Panhandle. It’s a gateway to the vast, trail-lined Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The Cadillac Ranch is an installation of graffiti-decorated cars, partly buried in a field. With art deco and Spanish Revival buildings, the U.S. Route 66–Sixth Street Historic District is a hub for dining and antiques. The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to the famous horse breed.
Diners flock to Tyler's for a choice of one, two, or three meat platters, featuring barbecued pork, beef, and ribs for visiting carnivores to feast on. For the slightly less hungry, there is a selection of sandwiches available, which come filled with all manner of smoked meats including sausages, chicken and pork chops.
The Golden Light Cantina
The legendary Golden Light Cantina was established in 1996 and has since become the premier live music venue in Amarillo. Featuring an eclectic mix of national acts and local favorites, the Cantina is known for great live music and its laid-back atmosphere. It has become a regular stop for many distinguished and emerging artists.
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.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment located in the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo. As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 120 mi long and has an average width of 6 mi but reaches a width of 20 mi at places. Its depth is around 820 ft. Palo Duro Canyon (from the Spanish meaning "hard wood") has been named "The Grand Canyon of Texas" both for its size and for its dramatic geological features, including the multicolored layers of rock and steep mesa walls similar to those in the Grand Canyon.
Route 66 District
The city of Amarillo is part of the historic Route 66 and is also featured in the song '(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66'. As such, and as a memorial to the famous road and song, you will find the dedicated Route 66 District in Amarillo. The district stretches for one mile in the city and is full of historical buildings as well as a wealth of diverse shops. These include antique stores as well as handcraft shops and quirky art galleries, and you will also find a wealth of dining options here.
The Cadillac Ranch
The Cadillac Ranch is one of the most famous pieces of art in the country and was established in 1974 by a group of artists from the area. The colorful art installation is an ode to Route 66, as Amarillo sits along this famous road, and is made up of ten Cadillac cars that are half-submerged in the Texas earth. The cars started off in their original form, but over the years people have decorated them as they have visited the installations, and now they are a riot of color and graffiti, which only adds to their charm.