When most people think of Amarillo, Texas, a city-meets-country town in northwest Texas in an area commonly referred to as the Texas Panhandle, most think of the city’s quirkiest and perhaps most famous attraction, Cadillac Ranch. Cadillac Ranch, which is not actually a ranch and has no actual affiliation with Cadillac, is a roadside oddity that came to fruition in the 1970s by some California-based artists and hippies who wanted to create a talk-of-the-town attraction along Route 66.
While Cadillac Ranch in an undeniably cool site to see while you vacation in the Amarillo area, it is only one on a long list of many reasons to visit the area. Amarillo, which means “yellow” in Spanish, is a city of about 200,000 people located in the grasslands of Texas Panhandle. Famous for unpredictable weather, Amarillo is located nearer to Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma than it is to Texas’ state capital Austin.
Located about 30 minutes southeast of the city is Palo Duro Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the United States and a huge draw for outdoor lovers from all over. Whether you like to ride horses, hike or simply enjoy the outdoors, you’ll enjoy time spent at Palo Duro Canyon during your Amarillo vacation. When you plan your Amarillo adventure, put Palo Duro Canyon on your list and try a few of these fun activities that will be fun for every traveler in your party.
When you book your stay in Amarillo, consider a stay at Fort Amarillo RV Park & Resort. Conveniently located near I-40, Fort RV enables you to enjoy all the fun sights and sounds that Amarillo has to offer while still being close enough to Palo Duro Canyon that you can go an enjoy a day or two with Mother Nature. Fort RV features a large rec hall, laundry facilities, a pool, a game room and more to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Don’t skip a visit to Lizzie Mae’s Mercantile, a fun souvenir store and boutique located next door to Fort Amarillo RV.