Canyon is a city in the High Plains region of the Texas Panhandle. It is home to the West Texas branch of Texas A&M University, the most prestigious in the region (though granted, this is not saying much), and is the gateway city to Palo Duro Canyon.
Better get a car. Public transit is non-existent, taxis are rare and expensive.
- Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 4th Avenue, 806 651 2244, . The largest historical museum in the state hosts a wide range of artifacts covering Panhandle pre-history, American Indian life, the early pioneer era, and cowboy life on the ranches.
- Combine City, FM 1151 near Osage Road. A farmer living along the road to Palo Duro Canyon has created a tractor version of Amarillo's Cadillac ranch, planting 12 wheat combines in a field. Unlike the Cadillac version, visitors are not invited onto the property.
There's really not much to do that doesn't involve going to Palo Duro Canyon. As it's a college town of a sort it's not even a good look at hard-nosed rural middle America, if that's what you're looking for.
- Down Home, 1517 4th Ave, 806 655 8783.
- It's the Berry's, 407 16th St, 806 655 0111.
- Stewart Antiques, 805 19th St, 806 655 0676.
- Vintage Funk, 405 16th St, 806 655 4000.
- El Patio, 1410 Highway 60, 806 655 4300. Family-owned restaurant with Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine.
- Pepito's Mexican Restaurant, 408 23rd St., 806 655 4736. Good Tex-Mex food plus chicken fried steaks and hamburgers. Try the beef fajitas.
- Thai Spice Restaurant, 102 23rd St, 806 655 4635.
- Buffalo Inn, 300 23rd St, 806 655 2124. An older hotel, but clean and inexpensive.
- Holiday Inn Express, 2901 4th Ave, 806 655 4445. Better than most locations of the same chain. Clean rooms, microwave, a good complimentary breakfast.
- Hudspeth House, 1905 4th Ave., 806 655 9800, . Bed and breakfast in a house dating from the 1910's with a wraparound veranda and beautiful gardens.