What Amarillo Offers…

You might call Amarillo a dark horse of Texas. Not the first city to spring to mind when we conjure up thoughts of the Lone Star State, but nevertheless an iconic frontier town of epic road trips, adventures, and fun. As the Texas Panhandle’s most prominent city, Amarillo is the focal point of communities spreading hundreds of miles in every direction.

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There is absolutely no shortage of things to do, whatever the reason for your visit. Stunning natural geography and outdoor activities are immensely popular. Meanwhile, the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo Gala is a quintessential event that draws thousands of attendees. In addition, you’ll find water parks, restaurants, live music, sports, and a whole lot more to keep the family entertained.

Palo Duro Canyon

Grand Canyon of Texas The second largest canyon in the country lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park; experience the canyon’s rugged beauty and enjoy its colorful history of TriState Fair Amarillo.  Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse, or car. We have more than 30 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Camp, geocache, study nature or bird watch. During the summer, enjoy a performance of the outdoor musical drama TEXAS.


From Executive Vice President Don Treadway

The American Quarter Horse Association, located in Amarillo, Texas, is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization.

AQHA members share a passion for the American Quarter Horse and the vast lifestyle created by the world’s most popular horse.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair Grounds and Rodeo

The Tri-State Fair & Rodeo Gala happens every year on the Saturday prior to the fair, and this year is no different. The gala not only serves as a kickoff to the annual fair and rodeo but is a fundraiser for the scholarship endowment. All money raised through the auction benefits the Amarillo Tri-State Exposition Scholarship Endowment.  It was an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment.

One of the foremost advantages of the Amarillo Inn & Suites is that it is located on the main I-40 interstate and therefore serves as an ideal and convenient base for exploration.

Water Park

Our park has everything from thrilling high-speed slides to a giant wave pool. All rides with pools are monitored closely by skilled and certified lifeguards. Splash Amarillo also has areas that include basketball and sand volleyball courts. While you’re at the park, you can relax in several shaded areas or if you prefer more privacy, rent one of our Tiki Huts, to take a break from the sun.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair Expo

The Amarillo Tri-State Exposition will provide a wholesome, educational, cultural, and recreational experience for area citizens by hosting the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo and other events to strengthen the Amarillo economy.

Golden Light Cantina

The legendary GoldenLight 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 such as: Joe Ely, The Gourds, Eleven Hundred Springs, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, Uncle Lucius, Cody Canada and the Departed Ragweed, Cooder Graw, Charlie Shafter, Todd Snider, Junior Brown, Band of Heathens, Wheeler Brothers, Shinyribs, Rob Baird and the list goes on and on and on to the googolplex.

Points of Interest

Bar Z Winery
Cadillac Ranch
Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch
Hoof Prints of the American Quarter Horse
Texas Panhandle War Memorial
Vintage Autohaus & Imports

Sports & Recreation

Amarillo Bulls (hockey)
Amarillo Dragway
Amarillo Rock Climbing House
Amarillo Thunderheads (baseball)
Amarillo Venom (arena football)
Rock Island Rail Trail
Route 66 Motor Speedway

Entertainment & Shopping

Amarillo Zoo
Big Texan Steak Ranch, Brewery and Motel
Georgia St. Mall
Splash Amarillo (summer)
Westgate Mall
Wolflin Square & Village
Wonderland Amusement Park


Nearby Dining

Cracker Barrel
Schlotzsky’s Deli

Visitors Guide

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