The Amarillo House

Amarillo Facts & Fun

Amarillo Texas was known as a cow town starting in the late 1800s over the years it has grown into the commercial center of the panhandle of Texas. The famous route 66 passes through the old downtown area and boasts a growing business rejuvenation that is definitely worth visiting, antique stores, restaurants, coffee shops and other businesses line the famous old route. On any given Friday or Saturday the area is gathered with people, live music and food.

Old Downtown is also enjoying a growth spurt, Polk Street, known for many years for its active nightlife; restaurants, bars, and brewpubs line the street. Downtown is now home to the new Hodgetown Baseball Stadium, where the Amarillo Sod Poodles play regularly. It is a fantastic field and you don’t want to miss it.

We are also home to the Palo Duro Canyon the second largest canyon in the United States, at 120 mi long, as much as a 1000’ deep and 6 mile wide, it is truly spectacular hiking, biking and climbing as well as spectacular views are just a few of its amenities. It is also home to the outdoor theatre that is home to the world-renowned play Texas that has run continuously since 1966 the show includes a bbq diner if desired and is inside the Palo Duro state park, which is rated as one of the best state parks in all of Texas. Cadillac Ranch is located on the west side of Amarillo. Alongside I-40 and is visited by unbelievable strings of people year round.

Of course, everyone knows about the famous 72-ounce steak challenge. 

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