1911 I-40 East
Amarillo, TX 79102
Phone: (806) 372-8741
Fax: (806) 372-2913
1911 I-40 East, Amarillo, TX, US, 79102
- Phone: (806) 372-8741
- Fax: (806) 372-2913
The Madame Queen is a prototype 2-10-2 locomotive that was constructed in 1930 for the Santa Fe Railroad. The locomotive has been on display to the public for over 50 years. At the time of its use, the Madame Queen was the premiere locomotive of its day. In order to continue the upkeep of the classic locomotive, The Santa Fe Locomotive Development Museum is getting its start and taking donations. It was also shown in the Mega Movers series of The History Channel.
Two championship 18 hole golf courses are available at this golf venue with both courses featuring Scottish style links. A fully stocked pro shop is also on site.
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Residing on a 15-acre plot of forest land, the Amarillo Zoo allows guests to experience over 45 different species of animals, along with rare plant breeds. The zoo is constantly adding new animals, some of the most popular being the Bengal Tigers and Wallabies. The Amarillo Zoo is the perfect place for a fun family outing while on vacation. Admission to the zoo is free on Mondays.
Featuring three roller-coasters, five water-slides and a number of rides for children, the Wonder Land Amusement Park has been entertaining visitors in Amarillo for close to 50 years. The family-friendly park also has bumper cars and a miniature golf course. For an affordable price, guests can purchase a ride pass for a full day of experiencing almost any attraction in the park (discounts are available for children with a height under "42). The Wonderland Amusement Park is the perfect place to have fun on a summer's day. Check website for seasonal hours.
The Western Bowl bowling alley is the perfect place for people visiting Amarillo to have some fun. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday are "Galaxy Bowling" nights, where disco music is played and lasers flash throughout the alley. For young travelers, Thursdays are "College Nights" where students from Texas A&M and other schools come for a fun night of bowling. Hot dogs, sodas, beers and all of the other refreshments needed for a solid game of bowling are served.
The Amarillo Botanical Gardens is a great place to visit for families or individuals who want to have a fun, educational experience involving the outdoors and native plant life. New exhibits are regularly being added, such as the Palo Duro Canyon Garden which should be open in the fall. Guided tours are available by request if made a week in advance. Be sure to find the tropical conservatory for a chance to investigate rare and exotic indoor plants.
The Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is a protected, natural piece of the Amarillo landscape. Trails wind through 600 acres of land where Amarillo's unique wildlife can be experienced. Horned-lizards, porcupines and hawks inhabit the area. Making a hike is the perfect experience for curious youngsters and families. Summer camps, guided tours and other activities are organized regularly by the Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.
Traversing through the heart of the Palo Duro Canyon, trained cowboys guide visitors on horseback along dusty old trails during the Old West Stables tours. Three different tours are available for different types of guests; from a light, child-friendly half an hour ride to a five hour ride for experienced riders through some of the canyon's most scenic regions. Call ahead to book a tour.
The Sports World Family Fun Center is a great place for families traveling with kids. There are batting cages and miniature golf to keep the whole family entertained. Go Karts (along with "kiddie Karts) are also available. Group packages may be purchased by advanced request.