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Whether you’re a traveler passing through or new to the area, you will need to know about the great local places and attractions that are found within the quintessential Texas towns of Amarillo and Canyon. From western heritage to many outdoor activities and a thriving arts scene, Amarillo/Canyon has something for everyone. Check out our lists below of fun things to do in both Texas Panhandle towns!


Fun things to do in Amarillo, TX

  1. Hodgetown – Sod Poodles
  2. Cadillac Ranch
  3. Wonderland Park
  4. American Quarter Horse Museum
  5. Big Texas Steak Ranch
  6. Amarillo Farmers Market – Downtown & Sunset Strip
  7. Cinergy – Cinemas & Entertainment
  8. Amarillo Zoo
  9. Globe News Performing Center for the Arts (Ballet / Symphony)
  10. Amarillo Civic Center– Various concerts, stage shows and trade shows, Amarillo Bulls Hockey and Amarillo Venom indoor Football
  11. Visit Downtown – lots of unique restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and eatery’s
  12. Historic Route 66 – Restaurants and Antique Stores and shopping
  13. First Friday Art Walk – at Sunset Center
  14. Amarillo Little Theater
  15. Don Harrington Discovery Center
  16. Amarillo Botanical Gardens
  17. Starlight Ranch Event Center and Big Bone Dog Park – a great place for locals and travelers alike to sit and enjoy live music venue, a dog park for our furry friends, and Zip lining across the venue

Fun things to do in Canyon, TX

  1. Palo Duro Canyon– Hiking, Musicals, Trail Riding, Zip Lining, Dove’s Rest Cabins, Horseback Riding, TEXAS – the Musical
  2. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
  3. June Jams – every Thursday in June enjoy live music on the square lawn
  4. Bar-Z Winery
  5. Canyon Farmers Market – June 30th – September 29th
  6. Tex Randall Statue
  7. 4th of July Parade, Concert, Fireworks on Main Street
  8. Palo Duro Golf Course
  9. The Shops and Dining District on Main Street
  10. Creek House Honey Farm
  11. Canyon Library – Karaoke, Coloring, Music and more!
  12. Canyon Aqua Park – The CAP!
  13. Bed and Breakfasts: B&B’s – in town and secluded

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