Welcome to Amarillo, where rugged cowboy culture meets the big city atmosphere and speed. Whether you're looking for your next big weekend adventure or you want to discover your new favorite restaurant, Amarillo has it and more! 

Stop by one of the many museums in the area like the Texas Air and Space Museum to learn more about military aircraft or visit the Amarillo Zoo! Discover and meet the many different animals that make up our vastly beautiful world! If you are looking for fun date night ideas, there are plenty of romantic and tasty restaurants to visit as well! 

Regardless of your interests, Amarillo is the perfect place to find some of your favorite things to do or discover new attractions as well! Take a look at our top 10 places to visit in Amarillo and add them to your to-do list this weekend. 


Top 5 Things To Do In Amarillo


1. Texas Air and Space Museum 

Texas Air and Space Museum Amarillo, TX

Welcome to the Texas Air and Space Museum in Amarillo, TX! 

The Texas Air and Space Museum is located near the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. It is filled with civilian and military aircraft as well as many other air and space artifacts. The museum has six indoor exhibits including one called The Wars which highlights the aircrafts utilized in many different wars throughout our history. They also have a full sized aircrafts throughout the museum to view as well. 

The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Visit today! 


10001 American DR
Amarillo, TX 79111
(806) 335-9159


2. Bill's Backyard Classics 

Bill's Backyard Classics in Amarillo, TX

If you love classic cars, Bill's Backyard Classics is a must visit! 

The museum is owned and operated by Bill and Linda Pratt. After Bill sold his business in 2012, they wanted to open something that would be fun for the whole family and that is how Bill's Backyard Classics came to be. The museum is now one of the largest private car collections in the area and it includes Bob Segar's '61 Pontiac Catalina Convertible and Judge Roy Hofheinz '56 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine

The museum won the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor in 2018. Cost of admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. They are open Monday-Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and the last tour starts at 3 PM. Visit today! 

5309 S Washington ST
Amarillo, TX 79110
(806) 373-8194


3. Amarillo Zoo

Amarillo Zoo Texas

Looking for something fun to do on a beautiful sunny day? Check out the Amarillo Zoo! 

The Amarillo Zoo was founded in 1955 and covers 15 acres in Thompson Park. The zoo is home to over 80 species of animals and is designed to make learning about the animals fun! Currently, the zoo has mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and invertebrates. Some of their most popular animals are the African Lion, the Brazilian Rainbow Boa, and  the Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula. They also offer several educational programs and camps throughout the year! Visit their website for more information! 

The zoo is open daily from 9:30 AM to 5 PM and admission pricing ranges from $2-$4. Visit today! 

700 Comanchero 
Amarillo, TX 79107
(806) 381-7911


4. Texas Panhandle War Memorial 

Texas Panhandle War Memorial Amarillo

The Texas Panhandle War Memorial was created in 1992 by L.D. Weeks to honor the veterans from the Texas Panhandle area who gave their lives for America. The memorial also has an education center which has 5 interactive computer kiosks for visitors to use to explore 11 U.S. Wars, 3 video programs that provide the history of the Panhandle residents of the Vietnam War, World War II, and the Red River Indian War as well as the maps of the 11 wars showing the countries involved and locations of major battles. 

Stop in today! 

4111 S Georgia ST
Amarillo, TX 79110
(806) 350-8387



5. Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park Canyon, TX

Palo Duro Canyon is known for being the second largest canyon in the United States and it lies right in the heart of the Panhandle. 

The state park has over 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails as well as camping and glamping, geocache and bird watching. They also have the Texas Outdoor Musical in the summer! Cost of admission is $8 and free for children under 12 years old. The park is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. Make sure to check their website before visiting to make sure trails are open! 

11450 Park RD 5
Canyon, TX 79015
(806) 488-2227


Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Amarillo 

Tyler's BBQ

BBQ $$

Looking for some authentic Texas BBQ? Check out Tyler's BBQ! They were voted the Best BBQ and Best Ribs by Amarillo residents on The NewsChannel 10 Viewers Choice Awards. We recommend ordering the #2 Sandwich or the three meat plate! 

3301 Olsen BLVD
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 331-2271




Thai $$

Bangkok-Tokyo is a popular Thai restaurant serving classic Thai dishes and a full sushi menu. We recommend starting off with an order of the spring rolls and then ordering the spicy peanut chicken as your main dish. Stop in today! 

2413 S Western ST
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 353-4777

Blue Sky

Hamburgers $$

Blue Sky is most well known for their juicy, fresh made hamburgers. Their burgers are so good, they have been voted the best burger since 2003! They won the Best of Amarillo from the Amarillo Globe News and Accent West Magazine and the Best of the West by KCBD Lubbock! Their hamburger buns are made fresh daily and their meat is never frozen, always fresh. Stop in today! 

5060 S Coulter ST
Amarillo, TX 79119
(806) 322-3888

Drunken Oyster

Seafood, Cajun, Absinthe Bar $$$

The Drunken Oyster was first opened by Chef Rory Schepisi and she modeled it after the early days of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The restaurant has a unique atmosphere featuring gas lanterns, heavy drapes, and aged bricks. We recommend ordering the Cajun fish and chips or the rotating oysters on a half shell! Stop in today! 

7606 SW 45th AVE #100
Amarillo, TX 79119
(806) 418-6668


Braceros Mexican Grill and Bar

Mexican $$

Braceros Mexican Grill and Bar has been open in Amarillo for over 15 years and is owned and operated by Jaime Santillan. Jamie is from Zacatecas, Mexico and she strives to bring traditional Mexican dishes to Amarillo. They are one of the highest rated restaurants in the area, making them a must try! 

2822 SW 6th AVE
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 220-2395


Schools in Amarillo, TX

Amarillo Independent School District
7200 I-40 West
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 326-1000



Call us : (806) 576-0773