LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo, which means "yellow" in Spanish, is the center of the Texas Panhandle, located at the edge of the Great Plains. It offers a true Western heritage, a unique geographical area with wide open spaces and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Amarillo is also gateway to Palo Duro Canyon, America's second largest canyon. With its relatively mild climate, the city is rated as having some of the cleanest air in the country.

Indians, conquistadors, buffalo hunters, settlers, cowboys, adventurers, lawmen, gunfighters, and the railroad all contributed in many ways to the development and growth of the area. That heritage is still felt here, where "cowboy" is still an honorable profession. Here you can enjoy the very best of the Old and New West!

It was founded in 1887, the city charter was adopted in 1913. Amarillo is one of the first cities in the nation to use the City Commissioner-City Manager form of government.

Today, the city features excellent accommodations, a spacious convention/ civic center, symphony, ballet, little theater, opera, and is the home of Amarillo College.

Inquire locally about Big Texan Steak Ranch & Opry. Known nationwide for 72-oz. steak dinner offered free to anyone who can eat the entire meal in one hour. More than 35,000 people have taken the challenge and 7,000 have succeeded. Outstanding country/Western performances every Tues. 7700 I-40 at Lakeside.; open daily. Tel. 806/372-6000.

Silver Mesa Ranch offers visitors horseback rides, horse-drawn wagons, cowboy breakfasts or dinners, Old West gunfights, cabin rentals and more. On Hwt 217 just outside entrance to Palo Duro State Park.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

More than 600 acres of rolling grassland with nature trails, wildflowers, knee-high grasses and huge cottonwood trees. Outstanding place to see Texas Panhandle'

Amarillo, TX Nature Centers

Amarillo Livestock Auction

This is one of the largest privately owned cattle auctions. More than 100,000

Amarillo, TX Agriculture



Helium Monument

Six Story stainless steel time column erected 1968 commemorates the unusual natural element found near here in world'

Amarillo, TX Monuments

Things to do near Amarillo, TX

Medicine Mounds

Four unusual cone-shaped hills that rise some 350 feet above the surrounding plains; named by the Comanche Indians, held in a...

Dickens County Springs Park

72-acre scenic parkland features walking trails along side springs. Picnic areas enclosed by a tepee and a branded chuckwagon...

City Park and Lake

10-acre park on Elm Creek features camping facilities, playground and picnic areas, swimming pool, and miniature golf course....

Millers Creek Boat Ramp

Take US 277 southwest from Seymour and follow the signs. Two-lane concrete boat ramp No fee required Open ...

Pampa Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...