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Explore All There is To Do in Amarillo

The Texas Panhandle has it all, and Amarillo is no exception. From its pioneer roots and cattle-ranching culture to its vast natural beauty, there's plenty to do, see, and explore in Amarillo. The Barfield hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown Amarillo, making it easy to access the area's best museums, parks, and attractions, including the iconic Cadillac Ranch art installation and the incredible Palo Duro Canyon Park, one of the most popular outdoor destinations in all of Texas. Whatever your interest and whomever you're traveling with, you'll find something intriguing to do in Amarillo. Check out our favorites below or contact our helpful reception desk for more recommendations on nearby attractions.
Amarillo Zoo, Texas

Amarillo Zoo

Run wild at this 15-acre zoo which features hundreds of animals representing 80 species. Located at Thompson Memorial Park, the zoo has interactive Zoofari Carts, as well as special events throughout the year, including family-friendly activities and children’s camps.
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

Live the history and experience the culture of the American Quarter Horse and its legacy in racing, riding, ranching, and showing. Check out art galleries, sculptures, educational exhibits, and the hall featuring fame-making horses.
Wonderland Amusement Park of Amarillo

Wonderland Amusement Park

Let loose at this theme park located within Thompson Memorial Park and featuring 30 classic rides, rollercoasters, and attractions like bumper cars, mini golf, arcade games, and even water rides including a log flume and pipeline plunge.
Amarillo Botanical Gardens, Texas

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

Discover the stunning flora and fauna of Texas at this nearly 4.5-acre garden that also includes a butterfly conservatory, a Japanese garden, and a collection of exotic seasonal plants. Summertime brings a series of concerts in the gardens.
Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo

Don Harrington Discovery Center

Get to exploring at this science museum and planetarium that features more than 8,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, a space gallery and theater, a bodies and anatomy display, and special activities just for kids.
The Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery in Amarillo

The Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery

World famous for its 72-ounce steak challenge (yours free if you finish it off within an hour), The Big Texan is the place to go in Amarillo for cowboy kitsch and cuisine, generously poured drinks, and an on-site brewery.
Cadillac Ranch of Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch

The iconic upturned cars buried in the ground along the old Route 66 (today’s I-40, just 15 minutes from the hotel) are a must-see during your visit to Amarillo. Find the quirky art installation featuring ten Cadillacs, layers of graffiti, and endless inspiration.
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Located on the West Texas A&M University campus, PPHM is the place to learn all about the history of life in the American West, with dozens of exhibits including a replica Pioneer Town, art collections, and galleries like the Panhandle Petroleum Story.
TEXAS Outdoor Musical of Canyon

TEXAS Outdoor Musical

Visiting Amarillo in the summer? Don’t miss a performance of this beloved show at Pioneer Amphitheater, located within Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Watch stories of early Texas Panhandle settlers come to life with song, dance, fireworks, and plenty of wit.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

The “Grand Canyon of Texas” (and the second largest in the country), the park offers more than 30 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, not to mention incredible canyon views and breathtaking vistas of the Texas Panhandle.
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