"A City Not Ready to Die with Boots on" Top 5 Page for this destination Amarillo by BruceDunning

Amarillo Travel Guide: 138 reviews and 300 photos

The Sign Says it all

The fame of the city is Route 66, and steaks and cowboys-all wrapped up in one sign.

Geology is Beauty

Scenery around the city is mostly flat and barren, but down south 30 miles is Palo Duro Canyon and it is unique with rock formations and a canyon/valley with wonderful views and pictures.

Some High Rise Buildings Downtown

The downtown is not much to take in, but has 3-4 square blocks that you could walk to see some old buildings from mid 1900's; mixed with some more modern types.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Not a lot of tourism and traffic problems
  • Cons:Not a Lot to See/Do in the town
  • In a nutshell:Nice to stop and get a steak and move on
  • Last visit to Amarillo: Apr 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2013 at 6:08 AM

    Nice page

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Always wondered about Amarillo. Love those old neon signs, and of course the Rt. 66 signs. Good hotel and restaurant tips!

    • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
      Jul 17, 2013 at 1:43 PM

      There is not a lot aro9ubnd the city area, but Palo Duro was nice, and the city itself serene but does have Rt 66 places to see

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Route 66 lives here still and so does the Big Texans! Fun page!

    • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
      Jun 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      Thanks so much for viewing Amarillo. It was an interesting place and Palo Duro Canyon a treat to hike in. Big Texan was best steak I ate in a long time

    • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
      Jul 17, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      It is a nice quiet place to stop by one day-if you get out that westerly direction. Thanks for viewing the tips

  • michaila's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    We used to travel here for shopping on weekends-the closest to Elkhart Kansas for "big city" stores

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Bruce, You did well to hike these places. Although barren country, I really enjoy seeing this kind of scenery, the formations and the brilliant colours. Good deal with your Hotel too!

    • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
      Jun 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      You are correct that the area is barren-like the outback. Palo Duro is a gem hidden away from the city

  • unclerooster's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    It still has that old Route 66 charm

  • DennyP's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    I am going to visit here on my next visit to the lone star state..you know there is always a song about every place here isn't there!!!! cheers mate...Denny

    • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
      May 31, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      If you get to here-try and see Palo Duro canyon; 25 miles south. Not much else around the city for 150 miles or more. Thanks for the votes

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Lovely Amarillo travel page. It seems a great place to stop along Route 66. The Palo Duro Canyon certainly looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the page. ~ho & pang


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