Nearly 500 miles from Austin, it's the perfect place for a summer getaway, and travelers from Texas to Tokyo can see it all in one place as hearty eaters try to make their way through the state's most popular tourist attraction. Palo Duro Canyon State Park opened this year and is a must-visit in the summer when you can see an outdoor musical drama telling the story of Texas with song and dance and plenty of humor. From June to mid-August, the park offers a fascinating view of the history of the Texas Panhandle, topped off with fireworks.
The city also has a number of events and attractions that honor cowboy and Texas culture. In November, the World Championship Ranch Rodeo, sponsored by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association, will be held at the Civic Centre Amarillo.
Public colleges, schools and libraries in the Texas Panhandle are cooperating. Other members include Texas A & M University - Amarillo, Texas State University, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech University.
The Amarillo Civic Centre will host the first championship game of the Texas Panhandle Hockey League (TPSL), which will be played on Saturday, September 3 at 7 p.m. at Amarillos Civic Center. The second-largest hockey league in the United States, the University of Texas at Austin, will also host its home games at the Amarilla Civic Center.
The lure of the Old West has drawn thousands to nearby Palo Duro Canyon, which is held by the cowboys. The ranch has something for everyone and is therefore the perfect place for a family-friendly day trip. What can you do with all that the Cowgirls of Cowboys West have to offer?
Completed in 2000, it borders a shallow lake to the south of the lake, which is itself the original site of Amarillo. The horse statue in front of several Amarillos shops consists of a horse, a cow and some other animals as well as a statue of the cowgirl. Look down the boulevard to Cattleman's Club Cafe, which has been doing business for decades. View over the eastern end of Amarillo Boulevard from the west side of Palo Duro Canyon, north of San Antonio.
The meat packaging industry is a major employer in Amarillo, and the river was dammed to form the lake. This is the processing area and is considered, along with San Antonio, one of the most important processing plants in the state of Texas.
The spread of the coronavirus in Amarillo is dwarfed by Moore County, its northern neighbor, which has a beef packaging plant and the country's largest beef processing plant. The rate is significant, with most ending up in Houston, where about 38 percent of the state's total population lives. It currently accepts more per capita than anywhere else in Texas and is the second-largest meat exporter after Houston.
Downtown is suffering from economic deterioration, and the Texas Legislature has been investigating downtown conditions for the past three years, according to a recent report from the state Department of Public Health and the Environment.
Amarillo is home to a number of medical facilities, including the University of Texas Health Science Center, Texas A & M University and Texas Baptist Medical Center. Amarillo College is the only public university in the state with a bachelor's degree, and there are no public colleges or universities outside the US Air Force Academy or Texas Tech University. West Texas The A - A - M University has a campus with a student body of more than 2,000 students and an enrollment of about 1,500 students.
The University of Texas Health Science Center and Texas Baptist Medical Center are also located on the campus of Amarillo College on Washington Street. Located on the campus of Texas A & M University in the city of Amarillos, the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum claims to be the largest historical museum in Texas.
The Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Amarillo, Texas. The national park is home to the official Texas State Bison herd, captured and cared for by rancher Charles Goodnight. On the old US Route 66, which runs through the city, you will find the Big Texan Steak Ranch, a famous steakhouse that retains its original name. When the steakhouse was built in the 1960s, it was located at the intersection of Route 66 and East Amarillos Boulevard. Lee shifted the restaurant to traffic as the 40 drove through Amarilla and bypassed Route 66.
In the 1980s, Interstate 27 was built between Lubbock and Amarillo, and the city of Panhandle became a stop for many Lone Star State residents on their way to work in the oil and gas industry. After the completion of Interstate Highway 40, the route merged with Interstate 35, becoming a one-way street through the state of Texas. The Amarilla area is now on this route and many of its stops, such as the Big Texan Steak Ranch, are still open to the public.