Features outdoor and indoor exhibitions, plus demonstration gardens. The Mary Bivins Tropical Conservatory glass pyramid houses tropical flora and fauna. Concerts on Monday nights from June–August. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Closed on holidays and Saturdays in the winter. Admission charge. 1400...
Features a broad range of 20th-century paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and textiles. Also includes Southeast Asian artifacts. Exhibits change frequently. Third Thursday events from 6:30–9 p.m. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Fri. and 1–5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 2200 Van Buren St. , on the campus of Am...
Amarillo Visitor Information Center is in the Amarillo Civic Center. Take the downtown exit from I-40. Summer hours (March 1–Sept. 30): 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.–Sun. Winter hours (Oct. 1–Feb. 28): 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and noon–4 p.m. Sat. 401 S. Buchanan. 806/374-V...
Zoo features a herd of bison and other animals of the High Plains, as well as a special "Texotic" exhibit. The Herpetarium features lizards, frogs and salamanders from around the world. Admission charge. Open 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Closed major holidays. NE 24th Street at U.S. 287. 806/381-7911....
Facility includes quarter horse outfitters, state-of-the-art technology, artifacts and histories of the breed. Winter hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. Summer hours (Memorial Day–Labor Day): 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. 806/376-5181. www.aqhhalloffame.com.
A "bumper crop" of 10 Cadillacs are buried nose down in field at the same angle as Cheops' pyramids. Represents the Golden Age of Automobiles from 1949 through 1963. About 12 miles west of downtown on I-40, between Exits 60 and 62. Exit Arnot Road on south side of I-40.
The center hosts special science exhibitions each summer. There are hands-on activities for kids and planetarium shows. Exhibits include a 3,000-gallon aquarium with saltwater and freshwater habitats, a Foucault pendulum that rotates independently of the earth's gravitational pull, a helium techn...
An Amarillo mall has been converted into an artist colony. It features about 50 local artists and a sculpture garden outside the building. Open daily. No admission fee. 3701 Plains Blvd. http://sunsetartamarillo.com.
This fine example of a 1914 Neoclassical mansion includes a collection decorative and fine arts. Free guided tours by reservation April–Dec. on Tue. and Thu. mornings. Groups limited to four; minimum age 14. Advance arrangements required. 1600 S. Polk St. 806/374-5490. www.harringtonhousehistoric...
Amarillo was the largest Texas city on Route 66. Look for the "Old Route 66" highway signs. Historic Route 66 is a mile of shops, restaurants and clubs along Sixth Ave. The Trolley Express operates noon–5 p.m. Sat. Sixth Ave. between Georgia and Western streets. 806/220-8866. www.amarillo66.com.
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