The biggest city in the panhandle, Amarillo is about merging history with the modern era. Surrounded by numerous sprawling ranches, the city gives you that authentically “western” feel. At the same time, the region is heavily invested in its art scene, and tourists here experience a decidedly eclectic vibe when making their way through the downtown area. Theater, live entertainment and local musicians help create a chic, cosmopolitan spirit within the city.
Amarillo is also a great city for the outdoor lover to visit. Situated right next to Palo Duro Canyon—one of the country’s most scenic canyons—there is always plenty of biking, hiking and camping. The Palo Duro Canyon Park consists of more than 25,000 acres which are directly tied to the pioneering history of the area.
  • ROUTE 66

    Amarillo stands as the largest city on the “Mother Road.” As such, visitors have the chance to check out the widely recognized Tower Station, as well as the ability to spend some time in the official Root 66 Historic District in Amarillo.

  • GOLF

    This is a golfer’s paradise. The Comanche Trail Golf Complex has two courses, and both are of championship caliber. Not to mention, the Ross Rogers Golf Complex is one of the most highly rated in the panhandle.


    The city loves to pay tribute to its cowboy past. As it hosts a series of festivals and events throughout the year, cowboys from all over come together to have some fun and get a little rowdy. From the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo to the World Championship Chuckwagon Roundup, the region brings you back to its western roots.

  • Amarillo has mild winters, with highs in the 50s and a few inches of annual snowfall. It is a slow season for events.

  • Spring is very nice. May highs average 80 degrees with lots of sunshine. The events calendar begins to load up in April and continues to build towards summer.

  • Summers are packed with events, many of which center around the western heritage. The high temps hang around 90 degrees, which is cooler than many other Texas cities. Summer is the wet season.

  • Falls are warm and fairly dry. October highs are in the low-70s.