Known for cattle and cowboys, Amarillo is a city located in the panhandle of Texas and is a city worth spending some time in. The city offers great restaurants, museums and state parks nearby. The world-famous Big Texan Steak Ranch, built in 1960 on Route 66, soon became famous across the country, drawing until the long-legged cowboy has become a national landmark. Cadillac Ranch is another landmark just west of Amarillo right on Route 66 next to Interstate 40. Ten pets were buried nose deep in dirt from west to east. The cars have been on the ground as art longer than they were on the highway. Seven days a week, rain or shine, people trudge through the cubicle to make their mark on the cars.
What better place than Amarillo to have the Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. Here you can read plaques on the fame wall of people and horses that have shaped America. In addition, you can learn about the different types of horses in many other countries, as well as the proper care, feeding and care of the American Quarter Horse. Touring this facility is very rewarding and educational. The RV Museum shows the technological changes that have happened over the years in the camping industry. You can also view the screenshots of vintage motorcycles, bicycles, the mockup of a 1950s gas station and vending machines. Everything Jack Sisemore's Traveland RV Museum has exhibited has been restored to its original condition, quite amazing. While you're here, take a look at some of the smallest trailers in today's market for big fifth wheels, as well as all classes of drivable caravans
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just 30 miles south of Amarillo, is the second largest canyon in the country. The canyon is about 120 miles long and 20 miles wide. The deepest point is about 800 feet. The road leading down the canyon is about 18 miles round trip. Driving the canyon road allows one to look at the proximity of the colorful and rugged beauty of the canyon walls. Through the canyon there are campsites for motorhomes as well as places for tent campers. What better way to experience life in a canyon than by camping? Inside the canyon you can explore more than thirty miles of hiking trails with hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. The canyon is home to wildlife such as turkeys, deer, coyotes, road runners and many species of snakes and lizards. To truly experience what the canyon has to offer, you have to spend a week in the canyon. To experience the heart of the canyon, take the Texas 207 scenic drive from Claude to Silverton. This quiet 48-mile stretch goes by where the 1963 Paul Newman Classic Skin was filmed.
If time permits, take a road trip to Liberal Kansas. On the tour, the landscape will go from flat land to large rolling hills and back to the open plains. In Liberal tour Dorothy & # 39; s House and the Land of Oz. Land of Oz is a 5,000 square foot animated building that shows Dorthey's & # 39; walk along the yellow brick road home to Kansas. The house is a copy of Dorothy's home from the movie, The Wizard of Oz. To experience some history, head to Liberal Airport and tour the Mid-America Air Museum. Admire World War II fighters along with aircraft from the Korean and Vietnam wars.