Amarillo. Yellow City. Bomb City. Any name you choose, it’s unique. Rooted in Texas lore but full of modern surprises around every turn, Amarillo is much more than an overnight stop on the way somewhere else. With 100 Things to Do in Amarillo Before You Die, get the best insider itineraries and ideas to make the most of your time, whether you spend it eating, exploring, or just taking it all in.
Well known are the Big Texan Steak Ranch with its 72-ounce steak challenge and the Cadillac Ranch, perhaps the best-known roadside public art installation in the nation. They anchor either end of Route 66 as it passes through Amarillo but complete your cruise with a visit to Historic Route 66, a one-mile neighborhood in the center of town with galleries, shops, restaurants and clubs. Think about searching for the railroad highlights of Amarillo’s past, or catching the growing number of murals all around town, or visiting the impressive number of museums in the area. Palo Duro Canyon is a magnet for all sorts of outdoor activity, but so are Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.
Local author Eric W. Miller’s 100 Things to Do in Amarillo Before You Die definitively answers the question of what to do in Amarillo. It’s more than a bucket list; it’s an open ended ode to his adopted hometown.
Born in Houston, Eric W. Miller got to Amarillo as soon as possible. For 21 years, he promoted his adopted hometown around the world for the Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council. He remains passionate about Amarillo and is on the board for Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation and a volunteer committee member for the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Miller is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and he regularly writes for Authentic Texas and Panhandle Magazine.
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