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Two Days in Amarillo

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Amarillo is a charming city that offers world-class museums, wonderful living environment, beautiful state parks and plenty of outdoor recreation activities. Discover what the locals like about this charming town and get up close with nature and wildlife, visit the museums and historic landmarks, immerse yourself in the aboriginal culture and art, and get acquainted with the history of the area.  This handy itinerary guide will help you to discover all that in 48 hours. 

two days in Amarillo
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Day 1 Amarillo Tour Map Guide

8:00am- Sunrise at Palo Duro Canyon State Park!

Start your day 1 tour with a drive to the Palo Duro Canyon State Park that is one of the most historical and picturesque natural attraction in the state. Watch the sunrise and spectacular scenery, camp in the park, hike some trails, go bird watching, view local wildlife, enjoy the scenic points, and take advantage of the various activities like mountain biking, hiking, fishing and horseback riding.  Do carry your camera to capture the rustic beauty of this spot!

Address: 11450 State Hwy Park Rd 5, Canyon, TX 79015, United States
Phone: 1 806-488-2227

Head back into the city, freshen up and fuel yourself for the day ahead!

10:00am- Breakfast at Calico County Restaurant!

Head off to Calico County restaurant that serves up delicious American classics, such as pot roast, meat loaf, burgers and sandwiches. The breakfast here will fill you up for the day ahead. 

Address: 2410 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79109, United States
Phone: 1 806-358-7664
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 7:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 7:00am-3:00pm

11:00am-Amarillo Museum of Art is where to Admire the Art!

Visit the Amarillo Museum of Art that is a 3-story facility with permanent and temporary exhibits. Collections include Asian art, American photography, Tibetan manuscripts, prints, sculptures, drawings, European paintings and American modernist paintings by well-known artists such as Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe and many more. Temporary exhibits have featured Dante Maroni , Jasper Johns, Grace Hartigan and many other well-known artists. 

Address: 2200 S Van Buren Street, Amarillo, TX 79109, United States
Phone: 1 806-371-5050
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Calico County Restaurant: 2.4miles or 5minutes drive via I-40 East

12:00pm-Take a history tour of the Harrington House!

A glance into the lives of Amarillo’s famous and affluent past at the Harrington House. Tour the house, marvel at the architecture and check out display of personal items, including period furnishings, English and French antiques, photographs and fine decorative art dating back to the early 1900s.

Address: 1600 S Polk Street, Amarillo, TX 79102, United States
Phone: 1 806-374-5490
Distance from Amarillo Museum of Art: 0.9miles or 4minutes drive

12:30pm-Stroll along the Historic Route 66!

Sights, shopping and sounds, all awaits at the historic Route 66. Learn about the city’s past, see the historic buildings and explore the charming places to shop and eat here. The district features Spanish revival, Art Deco and Art Moderne elements, all representing the different trends of American culture and history.

And if you find yourself in need of some retail, browse the specialty shops, antiques and craft stores dotted all over the place. It has more than 1 mile of antiques and collectibles. 

All that shopping and sightseeing is bound to build up an appetite- treat yourself at any of the restaurants on site.

Distance from Harrington House: 2.8miles or 7minutes drive

2:00pm- Explore space, sound, science and technology at Don Harrington Discovery Center!

After that touch of history, culture and art, make your way over to Don Harrington Discovery Center for some science and technology session. The center features interactive and hands-on exhibits on core science, space, technology and natural history. Inside the center is a planetarium, a Digital space theatre and several science exhibits. Outside is the helium monument. 

Address: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, TX 79106, United States
Phone: 1 806-355-9547
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm

3:00pm-Amarillo Botanical Gardens, where beautiful flora on display!

Next, head off to Amarillo Botanical Garden that features a Mary E. Bivins Tropical Conservatory which has a collection of exotic and rare indoor plants, and an outdoor 4-acres garden with seasonal plantings such as zeric, fragrance, Japanese and butterfly gardens. Walk the winding trail and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. Take in the fragrance, sights and sounds of flora!

Address: 1400 Streit Drive, Amarillo, TX 79106, United States
Phone: 1 806-352-6513
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Don Harrington Discovery Center: 0.2miles or 1minute drive via Streit Drive

4:00pm- Experience the Natural Environment at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center!

Next, drive down to Wildcat Bluff Nature Center that covers over 600-acre natural environment and is popular for the den of bobcats.  It is a great spot to enjoy the local fauna and flora, hike, bike and bird watch. It offers access to historic and geological elements and several types of natural habitats.

Address: 2301 North Soncy Rd, Amarillo, TX 79124, United States
Phone: 1 806-352-6007
Distance from Amarillo Botanical Gardens: 4.1miles or 8minutes drive

5:00pm- Shopping at Westgate Mall!

Looking for something stylish and trendy, stop by the Westgate Mall that is anchored by JCPenney, Dillard’s and Sears. It also houses a great selection of national retailers, including Victoria’s Secret, Charlotte Russe, Express and many more. 

Address: 7701 West Interstate 40 #140, Amarillo, TX 79121, United States
Phone: 1 806-358-7221
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Distance from Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: 4.3miles or 8minutes drive

7:00pm- Drinks and Dinner!

Savor drinks and dinner at these restaurants-

Dig into succulent steaks and comfort food, and throw back some beers at Hoffbrau Steaks (7203 West Interstate 40, Ste G, Amarillo).
Enjoy American classics with beer at Hooters (8101 I-40 Frontage Rd).
Chow down on delicious Tex-Mex fare, such as grilled meats, burritos and fajitas and sip on a margaritas at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina (2401 Soncy Rd).
Enjoy Italian dishes with beer or wine at Johnny Carino's (8400 I-40, Amarillo). 

10:00pm- Immerse in Amarillo’s nightlife!

Head off to Fast Eddie's Billiards that features 25 pool tables, foosball tables, dartboards, flat-screen televisions, and other bar games. Play a game of pool or darts, mingle with the locals and sip on a libation.

Address: 1619 S Kentucky Street, Amarillo, TX 79102, United States
Phone: 1 806-355-2540
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 1:00pm-2:00am

Or

Grab a drink with friends and catch live music gigs at the Hoots Pub. Shuffle boards, pool tables and other bar games add to the entertainment.

Address: 2424 Hobbs Rd, Amarillo, TX 79109, United States
Phone: 1 806-358-9560


Day 2 in Amarillo

9:00am- Breakfast at Pancake Station!

Enjoy American comfort fare at the Pancake Station. Specialties include Texas-style omelets, Belgian waffles and pancakes. Of course, there are sandwiches, burgers and salads on the menu too.

Address: 2800 Virginia Cir # A, Amarillo, TX 79109, United States
Phone: 1 806-355-0211
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 6:00am-2:00pm; Sunday: 7:00am-2:00pm

10:00am- Know about American Quarter Horse history at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum! 

After a hearty breakfast, visit the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame that features the history of the American Quarter Horse, its role in racing and ranching, and the people who shaped these beautiful animals. It houses several interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, artifacts and video presentations. From Wall of Honor Plaza to equestrian artwork to bronze statues of significant people and horses to a kid-friendly education gallery, this spot has something of interest for every hippophile.

Address: 2601 Interstate 40 Access Rd, Amarillo, TX 79104, United States
Phone: 1 806-376-5181
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Pancake Station: 4.3miles or 7minutes drive I-40 East

11:00am- Take in some more history at Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian!

Visit the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian that features the story of Pueblo and Plain Indians and how these early inhabitants contributed to the growth and development of the city. It features the bronze artwork by well-known artists, such as Tom Knapp and Thomas E. Mails. Do drop by the gift shop and buy some keepsakes or unique pieces of art. Also, do not miss the live show from the Kwahadi dancers.

Address: 9151 I-40, Amarillo, TX 79118, United States
Phone: 1 806-335-3175
Distance from American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame: 6.5miles or 9minutes drive via I-40 East

12:00pm- Explore Texas Aviation history at Texas Air and Space Museum!

After the enthralling performance by Kwahadi dancers, head off to Texas Air and Space Museum that showcases the flight history of Texas Panhandle and Amarillo. It features an impressive collection of aircrafts, war planes, spacecrafts, nuclear missiles, airports and rocket boosters. Aircrafts such as a 1930s DC-3, P-51D Mustangs, a NASA Shuttle Training Aircraft, and many more are on display.

Address: 10001 American Drive, Amarillo, TX 79111, United States
Phone: 1 806-335-9159
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Distance from Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian: 3.4miles or 8minutes drive 

1:00pm- Lunch!

Step into English Field House Restaurant (10610 American Dr)  or Denny's (9601 E Interstate 40 Ste A) for some American fare.  Enjoy the juicy steak at Big Texan Steak Ranch (7701 E Interstate 40).

2:00pm- Beat the heat at Splash Amarillo!

Spend the afternoon by cooling off at Splash Amarillo.  It is a 14-acre waterpark with a wide variety of rides and slides, including carousel, roller coasters, kiddie rides, wave pool, lazy river, miniature golf and much more. Laugh, scream, smile and be a kid again at this park!

Address: 1415 Sunrise Drive, Amarillo, TX 79104, United States
Phone: 1 806-376-4477
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-7:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm

3:00pm- Get up-close with animals at Amarillo Zoo!

Visit Amarillo Zoo to experience the rare and native animals up close. It is home to more than 60 species of animals from across the world. Feed the mustang and other animals, hold a snake, and experience the mountain lions up close. It also has grazing bison, spider monkeys, Texas longhorns, green-winged macaw, African lions and many more species of animals.

Address: 700 Comanchero, Amarillo, TX 79107, United States
Phone: 1 806-381-7911
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:30am-5:00pm

4:00pm- Watch a live performance!

Head off to Amarillo Little Theatre for some entertainment with a Broadway touch. It features variety of shows and plays all year round. Check the calendar of shows here

Address: 2019 Civic Cir, Amarillo, TX 79109, United States
Phone: 1 806-355-9991
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Or

Catch a musical show at Amarillo Symphony. Performances include guitar and piano virtuosos. Many concerts are held that showcase the symphonic rendition of the Beatles music. Go classic way!

Address: 301 S Polk Street #700, Amarillo, TX 79101, United States
Phone: 1 806-376-8782


5:00pm- Shopping!

In mood for some retail therapy, head off to Sixth Street Antique Mall that features a wide selection of antique shops.  From home decor pieces to porcelain to furniture to vintage items and collectibles, many treasures can be found here. 

Address: 2715 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106, United States
Phone: 1 806-374-0459
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:30am-6:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:30pm
Distance from Amarillo Little Theatre: 1.6miles or 5minutes drive via Georgia Street S


Then, make your way over to The Shops at Wolflin Square for some stylish, in-vogue shopping experience.  It features one-of-a-kind locally owned specialty shops, health & wellness shops and popular women’s fashion retailers.

Address: 1932 Civic Cir, Amarillo, TX 79109, United States
Opening hours: Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Distance from Sixth Street Antique Mall: 1.4miles or 4minutes drive via Georgia Street S

7:00pm- Kick back with drinks at The 806 Coffee Lounge!

Start the evening off with a couple of drinks at The 806, a coffee cum lounge. Settle down on the comfortable couches or chairs, sip on a drink and enjoy the live band performance. The drink menu includes imported and domestic beers, wines and cocktails. 

Address: 2812 SW 6th, Amarillo, TX 79106, United States
Phone: 1 806-322-1806
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00am-12:00am; Sunday: 9:00am-12:00am

9:00pm- Go local for supper!

Enjoy Mexican fare at Braceros Mexican Grill & Bar (2822 SW 6th Ave), or Leal's Mexican Restaurant (1619 S Kentucky St). Savor American classics with beer at Golden Light Cantina (2906 SW 6th Ave). Craving for Italian cuisine, stop by Macaroni Joe's (1619 S Kentucky St #1500-D).

10:00pm- Experience Amarillo’s nightlife!

There is no better way to end your excellent day in Amarillo, than a night out on the city. 

Wild Card Nightclub is an undisputed hot nightspot with a 50 foot long bar, sports lounge, VIP area and spacious dance floor.  Order yourself a drink, indulge in bar games, watch the game on the big screen and dance the night away on the music spun by the DJs. 

Address: 715 S Polk Street, Amarillo, TX 79101, United States
Phone: 1 325-280-9604
Opening hours: Thursday & Friday: 5:00pm-2:00am; Saturday: 9:00pm-2:00am

Or

In need of a relaxed night out, make your way over to R & R Bar. The bar offers reasonably priced drinks, awesome music on the jukebox, pool, and a variety of finger food in a laid-back ambiance. 
Address: 701 Georgia Street S, Amarillo, TX 79106, United States
Phone: 1 806-342-9000

There is no denying that you’ve had a wonderful 48 hours in Amarillo. Now, make you way back to the hotel and go into bed for some shut-eye.

Day 2  Amarillo Tour Map Guide

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