Amarillo Sights and Landmarks Guide, Texas
Located at the center of Panhandle, the city offers all the facilities provided by a big city. Amarillo has too much to offer to its tourists and residents alike. From its top class educational system to the beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon and from different recreational activities to restaurants, the city is sure to have something for almost everyone.
Like many other cities, Amarillo has a remarkable memorial for its military people lost in the war. Separate markers are used for listing women and men who lost their lives in each of the conflicts. There is a distinct hoodoo in Palo Duro that looks like a lighthouse.
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is a natural landmark which is located around 50 kms north of the city. It has been known as a site for pre-historic people to get flint for making weapons and tools. The Paramount Theatre, located in Amarillo, had red carpet, pipe organ, murals, 1433 seats and had been considered the best theatre in the north of Dallas. Now, the building serves as parking and office facility.
The Dynamite Museum is an ongoing project of art in Amarillo which consists of a number of mock traffic signals bearing messages like ‘Road does not end’ or random pictures and these signs are scattered all round the city. Besides these, Amarillo Ramp, the final earthwork by Robert Smithson, can also be found here.
The Amarillo National Centre on Tri-State Exposition grounds is a centre for special events ranging from rodeos and motor sports to equestrian competitions on national level. The Globe-News Centre for Performing Arts features 1300 seat auditorium and houses Amarillo Symphony, Lone Star Ballet concerts and Amarillo Opera. In the amphitheatre of Palo Duro Canyon, an outdoor musical known as Texas plays a story during the summers regarding the Texas Panhandle settlers’ history.
The consortium of Amarillo Public Library consists of college, school and public libraries which share their resources and run in co-operation with each other.
Wonderland Amusement Park has been located at Thompson Park in northern Amarillo and it offers picnicking and also houses a zoo.
Don Harrington Discovery Centre, situated in the hospital district of the city, is a space theatre and interactive science centre with more than 60 hands-on exhibitions. Near the Discovery Centre, there is Amarillo Botanical Gardens that has indoor exhibits, gardens and one library.
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