Get Your Kicks in Amarillo

Whether or not you live in Texas or have even visited the Lone Star State, chances are you’ve heard of Cadillac Ranch. This art installation, which originally debuted 50 years ago in 1974, consists of Cadillacs buried partially in the ground. These Cadillacs, situated along I-40 in Amarillo, are now a favorite spot for travelers to bring a can of spray paint and leave their mark, however temporarily. It’s a fun way to celebrate a decidedly odd piece of art. 

Although Cadillac Ranch may be Amarillo’s most well-known car-related attraction, it is far from Amarillo’s only attraction featuring four wheels. From drag racing to car museums, Amarillo has a little bit of everything to excite gearheads. If you’re dying for a getaway where you can explore cars and vehicles of all types, then Amarillo is a spot you won’t want to miss!

Five car-related attractions in Amarillo, Texas

  • Amarillo DragwayEnjoy some drag racing, Texas-style! Every other weekend during the summer, head down to the Amarillo Dragway for different events and races. There are various ways bystanders can get involved and participate in the races, visit the Facebook page for more info. 
  • Bill’s Backyard ClassicsMore than 100 cars spanning almost 100 years of manufacturing come together under one roof at this Amarillo car museum. Enthusiasts can check out everything from military Jeeps to street rods and smart cars to Corvettes. Visitors can even check out signed memorabilia throughout the years as it relates to cars. If you like cars, this is the spot for you! 
  • The RV Museum & StorageFree and open Monday- Saturday, The RV Museum features some seriously cool pieces of American history. The father and son duo behind this museum built the museum to show off their collection of RVS from the 1930s through the 1970s, including the oldest Fleetwood in existence. This spot is sure to be a walk down memory lane. 
  • Route 66 Motor SpeedwayApril through September guests can head out to the Route 66 Motor Speedway and catch super stock and street car racing on Saturday nights. The track is ⅜ mile high-bank clay oval. There is an admission fee for anyone over the age of six, but if you’re into car racing, this is a fun spot!
  • Amarillo Kart ComplexDon’t just look at cars, race them! Well, okay, maybe the Amarillo Kart Complex doesn’t race cars, it races go karts, but it does promise a fun time for all. This is one of the premier kart tracks in the United States and is modeled after the F1 track in Istanbul. If you want to see top-notch karting, this is the spot for you! You can also rent this spot out with friends and try your hand at this fun go karts. 
  • Other spots you might want to check out when you visit Amarillo- the Silver Dollar Speedway and the Amarillo Railroad Museum. Happy travels to the panhandle!

Amarillo lodging

When your travels bring you to Amarillo, you’ll want to book a stay at Amarillo’s premier RV Resort, Big Texan RV Ranch. There are so many on-site amenities for every traveler in your party, you’ll wonder why anyone would book anywhere else. Enjoy free coffee and bagels in the morning, and let the kids bounce out their extra energy in the evenings on the jump pad. There is free WiFi throughout the resort as well as a heated indoor pool perfect for all. With a great location and onsite dog parks, this is the RV Resort to suit any and all travel needs. 


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