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    1. There is so much to explore! And I haven’t even covered the first half of it 😉 There definitely were some great finds in the antique store (a lot of books with dusty old jackets definitely caught my eye)!

  1. Very fun article and love the photos. Looks like a great area to spend a weekend. Thanks for the insight!

  2. Love this! I’m from Dallas and have never made it to Amarillo! My first thought is always the giant steak when I think Amarillo… now I’ll have a lot more to do if I ever make it that way 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m from Dallas too 🙂 It’s a relatively short drive to Amarillo (around 5 hours) and there isn’t much traffic on the way there…so be sure to check it out when you get the chance. I went to Big Texan Steak Ranch, but I didn’t dare to order the giant steak (72 oz…can you believe that such a monstrosity exists?)

  3. The first thing Amarillo conjured up in my mind was the armadillo – it’s silly I know, but I think it fits. Your list is very nice and I do like to experience random things so definitely worth a second look 🙂

    1. Awww…thanks! I can understand the confusion 😉 The name actually originates from the Spanish word for Yellow (Amarillo in English means yellow) and the city is known as the “Yellow Rose of Texas”! History aside, Amarillo is definitely a place filled with a lot of random and quirky things to do 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you liked it! I definitely had an amazing time during my visit! Cadillac Ranch is so beautiful! Ten Cadillacs in the mud at sunset equals an amazing sight!

  4. As a native Amarilloan, I must insist that anyone who makes the journey here takes an extra day to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park and hike the Lighthouse trail!

    1. Lovely picture! Palo Duro Canyon is definitely a must-visit when in Amarillo! I actually have an entire post dedicated to it because I fell in love with it so much! 🙂

  5. I love how you capture the feeling of looming over everything. I feel that way after a grand hike.

  6. Wow, this is a nice description of an area I had never heard of before. I can now clearly picture it in my mind and really want to visit! Well done. 🙂

    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your lovely comment! Palo Duro Canyon is definitely a not oft talked about area, but it really should be because it is so beautiful 🙂

  7. I haven’t been to the US actually so I haven’t been to Texas. I’d love to go when given a chance and when I do, I’d sure visit Amarillo. You’ve pretty much convinced me it’s a good place to visit. Your picture at Palo Duro Canyo is amazing, what a spectacular view!

    1. Thanks, Tara! Palo Duro Canyon is incredibly huge and a great place to go on a day trip or as part of an extension of an Amarillo visit! Go in the summer if you can (I went during winter), when all the trees and shrubs are more lush and green 🙂

  8. I’ve travelled some of Route 66, but never as far south as Amarillo. I’ll definitely be using your tips for when I get back on the road again!

    1. Thank you, Kevin! Amarillo is pretty far south on Route 66 (I, myself, need to visit the Northern part of the former roadway) but I’m glad you still found these tips useful!

  9. Awesome Post! Amarillo is a place I have wanted to visit for a long time, and you have definitely refueled that desire!

  10. I love hitting places that are out of the ordinary when I travel. Most of my favorite memories and stories are from those places!

  11. I enjoyed this quick tour of Amarillo. I have lived there all my adult life (I’m 63) and I thimk you hit some of the most famous high points very well. We really are known for more than just the Big Texan. Thank yiou.

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