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Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 51 54 63 71 80 88 91 89 83 72 60 50
Nightly lows (°F) 23 26 33 42 52 61 65 64 56 45 33 24
Precipitation (in) 0.7 0.6 1.4 1.4 2.3 3.2 2.8 2.9 1.9 1.7 0.8 0.7
Snowfall (in) 4.7 2.9 2.9 0.7 0.2 - - - - 0.2 2.5 3.7

Record all-time high: 111°F (26 June 2011)
Record all-time low: -16°F (12 February 1899)
Record all-time precipitation: 5.74 inches (7 July 2010)
Check Amarillo's 7 day forecast at NOAA

Amarillo is at a high elevation (3,605 ft) and has mostly a flat topography, with exception of the Canadian River valley to the north, and Palo Duro Canyon, to the south/southeast. This comes with bright sunshiny days when sunny, and an almost continuously windy condition year-round. Average winds range from 12 miles per hour in August to 15.5 miles per hour in March, but can be much stronger, with or without storms or fronts coming through. While wind can blow from any direction, the prevailing winds in the area come from the southwest. The air is usually dry, especially in winter, so it's a good idea to have lip balm and skin lotion/cream handy when in the area.

Water quality

While the water from faucets is generally clear, the water that comes from city pipes in Amarillo has an unpleasant taste. It is good idea to drink mainly filtered or bottled water when in the area.

Local resources

  • Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council 1000 S. Polk, +1 806 374-1497 (toll free: ☎ +1 800 646-3388). Monday-Friday 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Inside the restored Bivins Mansion, on the south edge of downtown.
  • City of Amarillo 601 S. Buchanan, +1 806 378-3000. The City Hall building is the center of municipal activity for the city, and is on the east-central side of downtown.
  • Texas Travel Information Center 9700 E. Interstate 40, +1 806 335-1441. One of several welcome centers statewide, with information, maps, pamphlets, restrooms, picnic tables, vending machines, and on-site Wi-Fi.


  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Dr, +1 806-352-6513. October-March hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Saturday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm; June-July hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-7:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Over 4 acres of indoor and outdoor flowers and plants in various settings, including a Japanese garden. Tours are available with appointment and advance notice. Amateur photography allowed and encouraged. Regular programs and events are held. Admission: Adults $5, seniors 60+ $4, children 6-12 $2, children 5 & under (as well as US military)- free.
  • Amarillo Museum of Art 2200 S. Van Buren, +1 806 371-5050. Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Museum is on the campus of Amarillo College's main campus off Washington St. Collections include American modernist works by Georgia O'Keeffe and others, European paintings, photographic works, and various Asian art pieces. Art shows and exhibitions are held regularly. Tours are available with a Museum docent, and must be arranged in advance. Lectures, camps, and workshops are held throughout the year. Admission: free.
  • Amarillo College Natural History Museum 2201 S. Washington (inside Ordway Hall, room 116, on the north end of the building), +1 806 371-5384. Monday/Wednesday 12:30 pm-4:30 pm, Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 pm-4:30 pm, Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm (open only during times when College is open during a semester). Directed and curated by an Amarillo College biology professor. Admission: free.
  • Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Trail, +1 806 381-7911. daily, 9:30 am-5:00 pm (closed on January 1, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). This park spans 15 acres, where more than 150 animals can be seen in various habitats. Adjacent to Thompson Park on the city's north side.
  • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum 2601 E. Interstate 40 (I-40, exit #72A). Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Wall of Honor and Hall of Fame sections pay tribute to award-winning and special Quarter Horses and their owners/trainers. Special displays show attire, tack, and other related items about each honoree. Artwork on display showing American Quarter Horses and other aspects of Western life as subjects. Historical timeline display shows how the quarter horse went from its beginnings on this continent to the present day. Students/children's hands on exhibits and activities offered. On-site Museum library/archive contains many books, journals, catalogs, photos, and other researchable content. Admission: adults $7, seniors (55+) $6, Military veterans $4, children (6-18) $3, AQHA members/active duty military/children (5 & under)- free (group rates also available).
  • Cadillac Ranch I-40 just west of Amarillo, between Hope Rd and Arnot Rd (I-40, exit #60 or #62A). If using GPS, try: 35°11′14″N (35.187427), 101°59′13.4″W (-101.987207). Originally placed in 1974 by the local Ant Farm art collective a couple of exits closer to town on I-40, they were moved to the current site in 1997 as city growth got close to the original site. The site, with 10 half-buried Cadillacs nose-first, can be accessed through a walk-in gate along the eastbound (south side) I-40 service road. There is a dirt shoulder to park on beside the service road. The cars are about 100 yards south on a wide dirt path. Spray-painting the cars is encouraged, but not necessary. One of the more photographed (and visited) sites in the Amarillo area.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Dr, +1 806 355-9547. Tuesday–Saturday 9:30 am–4:30 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm–4:30 pm. Museum of science and technology, with regularly-scheduled events and exhibits, science theater, and planetarium. Live science demonstrations on weekends.
  • Dynamite Museum signs Off-beat installations done by a local art collective, set up like road signs, on various properties (private lots near roadsides, as well as front yards and back yards of residences) all around the city. These "signs" display sayings and pictures that are seeming non-sequiturs.
  • Helium Monument 1200 Streit Dr. On the grounds of the Don Harrington Discovery Center. Dedicated originally in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium; Amarillo was a center of production and reserves of helium for many decades.
  • Hoof Prints of the American Quarter Horse Various places around the city. Horse statues of American Quarter Horses purchased and decorated by a variety of businesses and organizations, which evoke pride in having the American Quarter Horse Association based in Amarillo. Project was the basis of fundraising for Center City (downtown) projects and goals.
  • Jack Sisemore RV Museum 4341 Canyon Dr (I-27, exit #120B), +1 806 358-4891.
  • Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian 9151 E. Interstate 40, +1 806 335-3175.
Ozymandias on the Plains
  • Ozymandias on the Plains Sundown Lane, just east of I-27 (I-27, exit #115). Sculpture of two legs (with an accompanying plaque), which is a takeoff on a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, and placed by a local art collective.
  • Texas Air & Space Museum 10001 American Dr (Go out Airport Pkwy. from I-40 (exit #76), then left on Tiltrotor Dr., then right on American Dr.), +1 806 335-9159. Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm (other times by appointment). Several static plane displays including commercial, private, and aerospace examples. Small artifacts and memorabilia from commercial and military eras, as well as a special salute to Amarillo airport namesake Rick Husband. Several model airplanes of various types.
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N. Soncy Rd, +1 806 352-6007. Center office: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Trails: dawn to dusk. Privately-owned 640-acre nature preserve area with trails. Educational programs are offered.


  • AirU Amarillo 5461 McKenna Square (near Soncy @ Town Square Blvd), +1 806 513-2478. Indoor fun park with trampol ne/foam jumping, trampoline dodgeball and basketball, and a ninja-ropes course area. Includes on-site snack bar area.
  • Amarillo Civic Center 401 S. Buchanan, Info: +1 806 378-4297, Box office: +1 806 378-3096. Multi-purpose convention and events center which includes: Grand Plaza ballroom, a 2300-seat Auditorium (for concerts, lectures, and other events), Cal Farley Coliseum (which has hosted rodeos, sporting events, concerts, and other events; is home to the Amarillo Venom (a pro indoor football team), the Amarillo Bulls (an NAHL hockey team), and FC Amarillo (a soccer team)) with almost 5000 seats, as well as other exhibit and meeting rooms.
  • Cinemark Hollywood 16 9100 Canyon Dr (I-27, exit #116), +1 806 352-7411. Box office/lobby open after 10:00 am. 16-screen theater, with first-run movies. Seating areas include reclining lounge chairs.
  • Cinergy Amarillo 9201 Cinergy Square (near Soncy @ Town Square Blvd), +1 806 414-3600. Entertainment complex with 10 movie screens (with in-movie dining/drinks and reclining seats that have adjustable trays), bowling, laser tag, ropes course area, and a games arcade with over 100 different games.
  • Comanche Trail Golf Course 4200 S. Grand, +1 806 378-4281. October-March: daily, 8:00 am-dusk; April-September: daily, 7:00 am-dusk (not open Thanksgiving & Christmas). There are 2 18-hole Scottish-style courses, Tomahawk and Arrowhead; also on-site driving range and practice greens. Pro shop with golf equipment and clothing available.
  • Craft House (Facebook page) 3436 S. Western, +1 806 341-5909. Hours vary, sessions are posted on website or Facebook page in advance. Crafting venue with leather working, concrete, and wood crafts, as well as jewelry or home decor, available for you to customize to your style. Self-paced, or they can guide you. BYOB, if you like.
  • Dick Bivins Stadium 800 S. Marrs, near SE 10th Ave (adjacent to Tri-State Fairgrounds), +1 806 326-2001. Seats 15,000. Primary venue for home games of Amarillo ISD's high school football teams; also hosts track meets.
  • Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan (across from Amarillo Civic Center (is part of the Civic Center complex)), Info: +1 806 378-4297, Box office: +1 806 378-3096. Concert hall with 1300 seats. Local venue for Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, and Lone Star Ballet. Other events and concerts take place throughout the year.
  • Hodgetown Stadium 715 S. Buchanan, +1 806 803-7762. Venue for Amarillo's minor-league AA baseball team, the Sod Poodles (a farm team for the San Diego Padres). Baseball season is from early April-early September, with 70 games at home. The stadium is also equipped to host other outdoor events, including concerts.
  • Lights Off Golf 7701 W. Interstate 40 (inside Westgate Mall), +1 806 331-3363. Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. Indoor glow-in-the-dark mini-golf in a mall storefront space.
  • Old Soncy Trail Just west of Soncy Rd (West Loop 335), between Amarillo Blvd. and Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. Walk or bike along this 3-mile path, an unimproved previous section of Soncy Road in use prior to the extension of Loop 335. Mainly asphalt surface, with grass growing on some of it. Some hilly parts provide a challenge and break from the usually flatter sections. No services (benches, water fountains, etc) available along the Trail.
  • Regal UA Amarillo Star 14 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd, +1 806 468-6506 (toll free: ☎ +1 844 462-7342 ext. 655). Box office/lobby opens at 12:00 pm. 14-screen theater showing first-run films. Some films are presented in IMAX-style format. Lobby concessions include beer/wine.
  • Rock Island Rail Trail Between SW 7th Ave/Crockett, and Coulter Dr., just north of I-40. Walk or bike a 4-mile trail along a section of previous Rock Island railroad corridor. Landscaped path with concrete/asphalt surface, benches, water fountains, and 2 picnic spots.
  • Ross Rogers Golf Course 722 NW 24th Ave (US-87/US-287, exit NE 24th), +1 806 378-3086. October-March: daily, 8:00 am-dusk; April-September: daily, 7:00 am-dusk (not open Thanksgiving & Christmas). There are 2 18-hole courses, WildHorse and Mustang; also on-site driving range and practice green. Pro shop with golf equipment and clothing available.
  • Route 66 Motor Speedway 4101 TX-335 Loop (1 1/2 miles south of I-40 on Lakeside), +1 806 383-7223. Seats 4000. Oval track, 3/8 mile clay with high banking. Races take place April-October.
  • Starlight Ranch Event Center 1415 Sunrise Dr, +1 806 556-4456. Owned by those who own the Big Texan, in a separate location not far to the west of it. Regularly-scheduled concerts at outdoor amphitheater and separate stage area, space for food trucks, on-site maze adventure, zip line, multiple bar and pavilion spaces, on-site mini-golf.
  • Tascosa Drive-In 1999 Dumas Dr (US-87/US-287, exit NE 24th), +1 806 383-3882. Friday-Sunday, Gate: 6:30 pm, Movie: 7:30 pm. Single-screen drive-in, showing a nightly double-feature each weekend. Only operating drive-in theater in the city.
  • Wonderland Park 2601 Dumas Dr (US-87/US-287, exit NE 24th), +1 806 383-3344. Open early-April to early-September, various hours and days. 4 roller coasters (including the double-loop Texas Tornado), 4 water-based rides, merry-go-round, circular train, midway games, arcade, bumper cars, mini-golf, ferris wheel, and others. Food trucks come to the park every Friday during July and August.


  • Amarillo's Route 66 Celebration At various parts of downtown, as well as SW 6th Ave, between Georgia and Western, +1 806 679-3134. Yearly, in late June. A Thursday-Saturday event, with community market, art fair, swap meet, food trucks, antique shows, concerts, plus fireworks.
  • Tri-State Fair & Rodeo 3301 SE 10th Ave (Tri-State Fairgrounds), +1 806 376-7767. Yearly, in mid-to-late September. Thousands attend this week+ long event. PRCA rodeo with livestock and horse shows, rides, midway games, exhibits, concerts, plus more.
  • Van Buren Frightmare 816 S. Van Buren (just west of downtown, at the AAYC (Amarillo Activity Youth Center)), +1 806 373-2292. Each Friday and Saturday in October, until Halloween week, then every night through Halloween night. Volunteer-run haunted house, with proceeds going to charity.
  • Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo South Loop 335 at South Washington St (FM 1541), +1 806 622-2102. Yearly, in late June-early July. A Friday-Sunday event hosted by a local long-time riding club. Each night begins with a junior rodeo event, followed by the main rodeo competition. A rodeo queen and princess are also crowned.


  • Amarillo Independent School District 7200 W. Interstate 40, +1 806 326-1000. Primary and secondary learning in the immediate area comes from this district, which is made up of 37 elementary schools, 3 intermediate schools, 9 middle schools, and 4 high schools. The reach of the district is just within the city limits of Amarillo, but not all over the city, and mostly within Loop 335. (Some parts of Amarillo are part of other neighboring school districts, including Bushland, River Road, Highland Park, and Canyon ISD.)
  • Amarillo College 2201 S Washington, +1 806 371-5000. 2-year community college, with 6 area campuses (Main campus on Washington St., downtown, East, West, Moore County (Dumas), and Hereford). Is home to KACV-FM, a public college radio station, and KACV-TV, the local PBS station.
  • West Texas A&M University - Amarillo Center 720 S. Tyler, +1 806 651-8200. Downtown Amarillo campus of the university, the main campus of which is located just south of the city, in Canyon.


  • Cavender's Boot City 7920 W. Interstate 40 (I-40, exit #65 (Coulter Dr); on the westbound service road across from Westgate Mall), +1 806 358-1400. Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Authentic West Texas attire can be found at this famous Texas retail chain, which offers boots, hats, belt buckles, jeans, jewelry, and a variety of other Western apparel.
  • Historic Route 66 District SW 6th Ave (between Western St and Georgia St). Art, street fairs, theaters, and lots of shopping; this downtown district offers a look into old Route 66 along with lots of boutiques and stores to browse through. In the San Jacinto neighborhood west of downtown.
  • Oliver Saddle Shop 3016 Plains Blvd, +1 806 372-7562. Monday-Friday 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Over a century in business. Saddles made in-house (or sometimes pre-owned saddles available), plus tack, spurs, chaps, and accessories. Some apparel available, as well as leather goods including wallets. Orders for new custom saddles can take several months, but they are handmade.
  • Palo Duro Indian Trading Co., 2801 E. Interstate 40 (I-40, exit #72A), +1 806 374-4364. Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 1:30 pm-5:30 pm, Saturday 10:30 am-6:00 pm. Store has rugs, baskets, pottery, and more Native items; plus jewelry, antiques, and unique gifts.
  • Unique Toys of Amarillo 7820 Hillside Rd, +1 806 418-6186. Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Fun and interesting toys and gifts, including games, puzzles, educational toys, and more.
  • Westgate Mall 7701 W. Interstate 40 (exit Coulter (#65) or Soncy (#64)), +1 806 358-7221. Single-level enclosed mall with established chain stores and a food court. Anchors include Bealls, Dillard's, and JCPenney. Several shopping strips are also near the mall.


If you need cash during your time in Amarillo, there are several ATMs and banks that are available, including:

  • Bank of America 3440 Bell St, +1 806 359-3131. Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm. There are 3 Bank of America branches and 5 ATMs in the city.
  • Chase 5805 W. Interstate 40, +1 806 353-8710. Lobby and Motor Bank: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. This is the sole Chase branch in the city, but it does have 2 on-site ATMs.
  • Happy State Bank 1000 S. Buchanan, +1 806 372-2265. Lobby: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Motor Bank: Monday-Friday 7:30 am-6:00 pm. There are 9 Happy State Bank branches and 38 ATMs in the city.
  • Woodforest National Bank 4610 S. Coulter, +1 806 352-9012. Monday-Friday 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-4:00 pm. Branch inside a Walmart store with no motor bank. ATM is inside store adjacent to the branch. This Walmart is open 24 hours, so the ATM is always accessible. One other Woodforest branch in the city is inside a Walmart at 3700 E. Interstate 40; it also has an ATM.


There are many chain eateries represented in the city, with several local options also. Lots of cuisines to choose from, including Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese.

  • Belmar Bakery & Cafe 3325 Bell St, +1 806 355-0141. Monday-Saturday 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Long-time local bakery, with 5+ decades of experience. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies, pastries, and cobblers are just part of the bakery menu, while the cafe serves breakfast (cinnamon rolls, eggs, pancakes, croissants, breakfast burritos/sandwiches, and much more) and lunch (sandwiches, salads, soups, quiches, and more).
Night view of The Big Texan
  • Big Texan Steak Ranch 7701 E. Interstate 40 (I-40, exit #75), +1 806 372-6000. Restaurant hours: 7:00 am-10:30 pm. Always a big attraction in the city, the Big Texan was originally part of the Route 66 landscape until the arrival of I-40, then it moved to its current site. Restaurant is home of the 72-ounce (4 1/2 pounds!) steak dinner challenge (free if the whole meal is eaten in an hour--thousands have tried, about 20% have succeeded)--besides that, there's a full menu. Breakfast (7:00 am-11:00 am) includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, or go a-la-carte with steak, eggs, skillet potatoes, biscuits, french toast, and more. Lunch (11:00 am-4:00 pm) and dinner (until 10:30 pm) has more than steaks, there's chicken, seafood, barbecue, burgers, veggie sides, and some "interesting" appetizers. On-site brewery (with 11 in-house beers) and bar, gift shop with all kinds of tourist goodies, 54-room motel with Western facade and Texas-shaped pool, and even a horse stable if horses are along for the ride.
  • Calico County 2410 Paramount Blvd, +1 806 358-7664. Monday-Saturday 7:00 am-9:00pm, Sunday 7:00 am-3:00 pm. Breakfast/lunch/dinner menu, with all-homestyle choices, like chicken fried steak, burgers, sandwiches, veggies, soups, and much more. Breakfast menu (including eggs, omelets, biscuits, sausage, pancakes, waffles, grits, and more) available all day.
  • The Donut Stop 1905 S. Georgia (I-40, exit #68B), +1 806 352-1362. Monday-Saturday 5:30 am-1:00 pm, Sunday 6:00 am-1:00 pm. Glazed/cake donuts, cinnamon rolls, fritters, and more. Long-time local favorite, with 6 area locations.
  • Golden Light Cafe & Cantina 2906 SW 6th Ave, +1 806 374-9237. Cafe hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am-10:00 pm, Sunday 11:30 am-5:00 pm; Cantina hours: Thursday-Saturday 7:00 pm-2:00 am. Burgers, sandwiches, plus specials. Regularly-scheduled live music. Open over 7 decades in the same spot.
  • J's Bar & Grill 3130 S. Soncy Rd, +1 806 358-2222. daily, 11:00 am-2:00 am (Happy hour: Monday-Friday 4:00 pm-7:00 pm). Daily lunch specials (11:00 am-2:00 pm). Appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, steak, chicken, salads, pasta. Full bar, with in-house specialty drinks. Karaoke: Monday, 8:00 pm-12:00 am. Open-mic: Tuesday, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. Ladies night on Wednesday.
  • La Frontera1401 S. Arthur (just east of downtown), +1 806 372-4593. Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 10:00-3:00 am, Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Long-time local Tex-Mex favorite, serving the area for over 3 decades. Quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, and many more, with most entrees with sides in a platter form. There are also specials. Burgers/fries available for those wanting an alternative.
  • Malcolm's Ice Cream & Food Temptations 2100 Paramount Blvd, +1 806 355-3892. Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 am-9:00 pm, Monday 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 10:00 am-10:00 pm. Retro diner atmosphere and nostalgic decor, served with burgers, sandwiches, and dessert favorites like ice cream, frozen yogurt, malts/shakes, sundaes, hot fudge cake, and more.
  • OHMS Cafe & Bar 619 S. Tyler St, +1 806 373-3233. Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30 am-1:30 pm; Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5:30 pm-10:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30 pm-2:00 am. A fixture in downtown for more than 2 decades. Lunch choices are served in a cafeteria format. Bistro serves a seasonal menu with various appetizers, salads, steak, seafood, and chicken dishes, while the bar offerings include exclusive cocktails, as well as various beer/wine pairings. Reservations not required, but are advised on the weekends.
  • Scratch Made Bakery & Brunchery 118 SW 6th Ave, +1 806 731-4477. Tuesday-Friday 10:30 am-6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm and 10:00 pm-2:00 am. Fresh-baked cookies, cupcakes, macarons, and cakes. Weekday brunch (Tuesday-Friday 10:30 am-2:00 pm) and Saturday brunch (9:00 am-2:00 pm) includes eggs, potatoes, biscuits, quiches, hotcakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, and mimosas. "Brunken" on Saturday nights (10:00 pm-2:00 am) with a revolving menu that includes biscuits, crepes, french toast, pancakes, hash browns, and more.
  • Six Car Pub & Brewery 625 S. Polk, +1 806 576-3396. Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 am-10:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00 am-12:00 am, Sunday 11:00 am-2:00 pm (Happy hour: Tuesday-Friday 4:00 pm-6:00 pm). Brunch, lunch, and dinner menus (including steak, sandwiches, salads, pizza, and desserts), all with locally-sourced ingredients. On-site brewery with 11 different locally-made beers. Indoor dining on 2 levels, or choose to dine/drink on the rooftop, for a great middle-of-the-skyline view of the center city.
  • Yellow City Street Food 2916 Wolflin Ave, +1 806 353-9273. Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am-2:00 pm and 5:30 pm-8:30 pm, Saturday 11:00 am-8:30 pm. Local chef prepares burgers, sandwiches, and tacos. In-house craft beer, plus monthly "tap takeover" where another brewery shares their creations. Weekend brunch.

  • Indian Oven [1] 2406 Paramount Blvd, 806-335-3600. Open Mon-Sat. Offers Northern Indian, vegetarian, and buffets of mughalai, tandoori, biryani, curries, fish, lamb, goat, and thali. Appetizers stating at $2.95, most expensive item less than $22. Buffet for less than $13
  • It's a Punjabi Affair 4201 Bushland Blvd, (806) 414-2114. Lamb, paneer, masala, naan, butter chicken, and spiced fish. covers more of the basics. Cheap samosas offers at $2, all other meals $10-$16.


It is lawful to sell liquor, beer, and wine in Amarillo at certain retail stores. Liquor, by state law in Texas, is not available (but beer/wine are) for retail sale in the city at stores on Sunday. Liquor is available by the drink at certain restaurants/bars, and most do not charge any membership fees.

  • Bodegas 709 S. Polk, +1 806 378-5790. Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm-2:00 am. Dance music, with a DJ, drink specials, occasional comedy nights.
  • Butler's Martini Bar 703 S. Polk, +1 806 376-8180. Tuesday-Wednesday 4:30 pm-12:00 am, Thursday-Friday 4:30 pm-2:00 am, Saturday 6:00 pm-2:00 am (Happy hour nightly until 9:00 pm). Martinis are a specialty but they have a full bar, with drink specials nightly until 9:00 pm. Coffee bar atmosphere, non-smoking, live music, patio. Open for more than a decade downtown.
  • Crush Wine Bar & Grill 627 S. Polk, +1 806 418-2011. Bar hours: Monday–Thursday 11:00 am–10:00 pm, Friday–Saturday 11:00 am–12:00 midnight, Sunday 11:00 am-3:00 pm; Lunch menu: daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm; Dinner menu: Monday-Thursday 5:30 pm–9:00 pm, Friday–Saturday 5:30 pm–10:00 pm. Long-time wine bar setting with more, including a selection of craft beers, all from their full bar. New American cuisine includes steak, seafood, salad, as well as flatbread sandwiches and tacos. Dine indoors or choose their rooftop patio.
  • The 806 Coffee + Lounge 2812 SW 6th Ave, +1 806 322-1806. Vegetarian/vegan menu, coffee and tea drinks, beer/wine. Happy hour, daily 3:00 pm-7:00 pm. Weekend brunch served. Live music regularly, plus an open-mic night.
  • Esquire 626 S. Polk (at SW 7th; inside the Woolworth building), +1 806 350-4299. Wednesday-Thursday 4:00 pm-12:00 am, Friday-Saturday 4:00 pm-2:00 am (happy hour: Wednesday 4:00 pm-11:00 pm, Thursday-Saturday 4:00 pm-7:00 pm). Bar and jazz club, with live music nightly. Cover charge applies on Friday and Saturday, 8:00 pm-12:00 am. (Dance lessons also available each afternoon, 4:45 pm-6:00 pm, $5 per session. Advance reservations required: ☎ +1 806 680-5302)
  • Fast Eddie's 1619 S. Kentucky, +1 806 590-7235. daily, 1:00 pm-2:00 am. Sports bar with 25 pool tables, foosball, indoor golf, darts, jukebox music. Occasional DJ music. Leagues available for pool/darts. Drink specials regularly. Munch on appetizers, wings, and other small menu items. Exclusive mixed drinks/cocktails.
  • Guitars & Cadillacs 3601 Olsen Blvd, +1 806 322-7979. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 pm-2:00 am. Country & western nightclub, with dance floor and occasional live music, plus nightly drink specials. Cover charge: $5 (Ladies get in free Wednesday/Friday until 10:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 pm-10:00 pm).
  • Leftwoods 2511 SW 6th Ave (at Georgia & McMasters), +1 806 367-9840. daily, 3:00 pm-2:00 am (Happy hour: daily 4:00 pm-8:00 pm; 'Power hour': daily 3:00 pm-4:00 pm). Live music regularly (mostly rock, other music also), daily drink specials, 23 different beers (craft/regional) on tap, outdoor patio also.
  • Palace Coffee Co. 817 S. Polk St #2, +1 806 476-0111. Monday-Friday 7:00 am-4:00 pm. One of 5 area locations.
  • Roasters Coffee & Tea 1818 S. Georgia, +1 806 331-6563. Monday-Thursday 6:00 am-9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 6:00 am-10:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 am-9:00 pm. One of 3 locations in the city. Many coffee and tea varieties, plus smoothies. All coffee varieties roasted in-house. Whole-bean and ground bagged coffee available.
  • Rounders, 2801 Virginia Circle, +1 806 352-3317. daily, 11:00 am-2:00 am. Bar with pool tables, darts, and a outdoor patio.
  • 6th Street Saloon 609 S. Independence (at Bushland Blvd), +1 806 467-8500. daily, 10:00 am-2:00 am. Bar with pool tables and occasional live music.
  • Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave, +1 806 367-6163. Daily drink specials, regularly-scheduled live music, monthly comedy night.



Several religious denominations are represented in the Amarillo area, including Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, as well as other congregations.


There are several workout and yoga centers in the area, which include:

  • CrossFit 806 3901 Plains Blvd, +1 806 686-0620. Gym that centers on strength/conditioning, with a choice of personal instruction or group classes. Sessions 3 times daily (early, mid-morning, afternoon), and also weekend sessions.
  • Crunch Fitness 2020 S. Georgia, +1 806 358-0706. Monday-Friday 5:00 am-11:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 7:00 am-9:00 pm ('Kid's Crunch' hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm and 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm-6:00 pm). Resistance and free-weight equipment. Personal and circuit training available. Several different classes per day, including boxing, barre, cardio, yoga, and Zumba. Hydromassage and tanning on-site.
  • Flow Yoga & Pilates 2832 Wolflin Ave, +1 806 681-1917. daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Workouts and sessions from beginning to more advanced are available, with a broad array of pilates equipment.
  • Gold's Gym 3000 Blackburn, +1 806 359-5438. Monday-Thursday 4:00 am-11:00 pm, Friday 4:00 am-10:00 pm, Saturday 6:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Cardio, resistance, and free-weight equipment; pool; numerous daily classes; on-site smoothie bar.
  • Planet Fitness 3801 Olsen Blvd, +1 806 358-8000. daily, 24 hours. Many equipment choices, plus classes, massage chairs, tanning, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Yoga Mat Amarillo 1942 Civic Circle, +1 806 322-3663. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:00 am-8:30 pm, Tuesday 7:00 am-8:30 pm, Thursday 6:45 am-8:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am-2:30 pm, Sunday 11:00 am-12:30 pm & 3:30 pm-5:00 pm. Several different levels of yoga, with several times/sessions each day.


Most of the hospitals and specialty clinics in Amarillo are on the city's west side.


  • Amarillo Public Library 413 SE 4th, +1 806 378-3054. Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Computer lab with internet, ESL classes, and other services are available at the library. Regularly-scheduled activities take place at all branches. (Other branches: Southwest (6801 SW 45th), East (2232 SE 27th), North (1500 NE 24th), and Northwest (6100 SW 9th))


Besides the Globe-News, there are Spanish-language local papers also: El Bilingue, El Mensajero, and La Voz Hispana.


  • CVS 2012 S. Washington, +1 806 379-6191. Monday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm (hours apply only to pharmacy). This is one of 5 CVS locations in the city.
  • Drug Emporium 4210 SW 45th, +1 806 358-6228. Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.
  • Market Street 2530 S. Georgia, +1 806 468-9911. Monday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm-6:00 pm (hours apply only to pharmacy). Regional chain grocery with on-site pharmacy.
  • United Supermarket 5807 SW 45th, +1 806 353-7201. daily, 24 hours. Regional chain grocery with on-site pharmacy. This is one of 6 United store locations in the city.
  • Walgreens 3320 Bell St, +1 806 468-6150. daily, 24 hours. Store and pharmacy open all the time, including holidays. This is one of 8 Walgreens locations in the city.
  • Walmart 4610 S. Coulter, +1 806 353-9554. Monday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 pm-6:00 pm (hours apply only to pharmacy). Main store open 24 hours. This is one of 7 Walmart locations in the city, and all have pharmacies.


There are several AM and FM radio stations in the Amarillo area, which include:

  • KGNC (710 AM/97.5 FM). Local and national news, talk shows, sports (including high school games, college games, and some pro sports (Denver Broncos, Texas Rangers))
  • KACV (89.9 FM). College radio station plays alternative rock, plus some Tejano, blues, and jazz.
  • KMXJ (94.1 FM). Local adult contemporary station.
  • KXSS (96.9 FM). Brands itself "Kiss-FM". Local top-40 station.
  • KGNC (97.9 FM). Local country music station.
  • KJJP (105.7 FM). Area station for NPR (National Public Radio), also airs some jazz and classical music.


Other stations and cable/satellite channels are available, but the primary local stations include:

  • KACV (Channel 2). Area station for PBS (2.1), PBS Kids (2.2), and Create (2.3)
  • KAMR (Channel 4). Area station for NBC (4.1), MyNetwork (4.2), Laff (4.3), and Cozi TV (4.4), with local news
  • KVII (Channel 7). Area station for ABC (7.1), CW (7.2), Comet (7.3), and Stadium (7.4), with local news
  • KFDA (Channel 10). Area station for CBS (10.1), Telemundo (10.3), and MeTV (10.4), with local news
  • KCIT (Channel 14). Area station for Fox (14.1), Grit (14.2), Escape (14.3), and Bounce TV (14.4), with some local news

Get out

  • Canyon, 16 miles south on I-27/US-60/US-87, is home to Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (2503 4th Ave, +1 806 651-2244. Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm). , the largest historical museum in Texas, located on the campus of West Texas A&M University. Go east on TX-217 for 14 miles to Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the U.S. The canyon is roughly 120 miles long and has an average width of 6 miles, but reaches a width of 20 miles at places, an a maximum depth of 800 feet.
  • A taste of the Old West can be found with Cowgirls & Cowboys in the West (19100 FM-1258 (30 minutes from Amarillo), +1 806 672-9256). There are 2 ranch venues: Los Cedros Ranch, which offers 1-, 2-, and 3-hour horseback rides near or along the north rim of Palo Duro Canyon; and Longhorn Ranch/Doves Rest Resort (near the entrance to Palo Duro Canyon State Park), which hosts outdoor chuck-wagon-style morning breakfast/brunch, or evening dinner. The chuck-wagon meals include musical entertainment and a local history narrative. Either venue requires advance reservations.
  • On the way to Fritch (36 miles northeast on TX-136), is the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument ( (Turn left at Cas Johnson Road, a brown guide sign will point to the turn. After 3 miles, take right split at Alibates Monument sign. After 2 miles, the park Visitor Center will be on the right.), +1 806 857-6680. daily (except New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), 9:00 am-4:00 pm). This area was a place where Natives sourced flint, a valuable mineral in their daily life, for thousands of years. A visitor center with displays and gift items is on-site. Guided tours of the area with a Park Ranger are available by appointment. Another feature that can been seen there are several petroglyphs etched by Natives on dolomite rock formations. A bit farther north off TX-136 is the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, along the shore of Lake Meredith, and adjacent to the town of Fritch. Many activities can be enjoyed at the lake, including boating, fishing, camping, picnic areas, as well as hike, bike, and 4-wheel trails.
  • In Goodnight (40 miles southeast on US-287), is the Charles Goodnight Historical Center 4989 County Rd 25, Claude (Go SE of Amarillo and Claude to Goodnight, then right on CR 25, the Historical Center will be on the right), +1 806 944-5591. Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Site of the restored ranch house lived in by Goodnight and his wife. It was restored several years ago to its appearance as it would have looked in the late 1880s. Descriptive videos and displays can be seen while touring the home. Outside, in an adjacent pasture, are a descendant herd of bison from the original Southern Plains herd of Goodnight's time.
  • In Panhandle (32 miles northeast on US-60), is the Carson County Square House Museum (503 Elsie St. (TX-207, at E. Fifth St), +1 806 537-3524). Indoor/outdoor displays of local historic early pioneer and railroad artifacts, based in an old restored home.
  • Tracing the path of Route 66 east or west from the city leads to bypassed towns and historic places. Watch for signs like Business Loop 40.svg or Historic-66.png for the way off the interstate. Going east, there is Conway (25 miles east), Groom (42 miles east), McLean (73 miles east), and Shamrock (93 miles east). Going west, there is Vega (34 miles west), Adrian (48 miles west) which claims to be the mid-point of Route 66, and the ghost town of Glenrio (70 miles west).
  • For those wanting more Cadillac Ranch-style outdoor art, there is Combine City (FM 1151 near Whitaker Rd, SE of Amarillo; GPS users try: 35°05'29.8"N, 101°45'59.8"W (35.0916, -101.7666)) which has 12 different wheat combines partially buried at an angle similar to that of Cadillac Ranch. The site is fenced, so the combines can only be admired or photographed from the road, no spray-painting or trespassing. Another version east of Amarillo is VW Slug Bug Ranch (in Conway, I-40 (exit #96) at TX 207 (south side of interstate, west of TX 207 on service road, between 2 motels); GPS users try: 35°12'55.8"N, 101°23'01.3"W (35.2155, -101.3837)), which has 5 partially buried Volkswagen Beetles alongside the service road. The cars are accessible and have been spray painted, like the Cadillac Ranch cars.
  • A historic site that exemplifies the Amarillo area's Old West past is preserved at the site of Tascosa (40 miles northwest of Amarillo (Go northwest on Ranch to Market Road 1061 to US-385, then right. Cross Canadian River bridge, then right on Texas Highway Spur 233), once home to lawmen and lawless alike, and the first county seat of Oldham County. In its time, Tascosa rivaled Dodge City, Kansas in importance. And like Dodge City, Tascosa had its own Boot Hill Cemetery, populated with those who tried--and failed--to take the law into their own hands. Bypassed by the railroad, and also hit by the eventual fencing-off of the Plains, Tascosa slowly faded in importance, and lost its county seat to Vega. Before it became a complete ghost town, the town site was part of a land transaction to form Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, which houses and schools troubled kids 18 and younger. Visitors can see Boot Hill Cemetery and the Julian Bivins Museum. (housed in the former county courthouse), preserved as part of the Boys Ranch acreage, while on a tour of the facilities. Tours are by reservation by calling ☎ +1 800 687-3722, Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
  • Another historic site outside of Amarillo is Mobeetie (85 miles east-northeast of Amarillo) (Go on US-60 northeast past Pampa, then right on TX-152. At Mobeetie, turn right on FM-48 and go about 5 blocks.). , the site of the panhandle's first courthouse, post office, and school. The town, an outgrowth of the former Fort Elliott, served as a form of "county seat" for the panhandle until all of the northwest Texas counties were formed and organized. Several preserved and due-to-be-preserved buildings remain as part of the town's original makeup, including the town Jail, which is now a Museum.