Local Area Attractions
Amarillo KOA is centrally located to the many attractions in and around Amarillo, TX. Use our award winning park as your home base when visiting the area. Many of the attractions have been highlighted for your convenience. Hours of operation and fees for these locations are subject to change by each business owner. Amarillo KOA does not guarantee any of the reported fees/hours.
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Experience a Western adventure, either as a group or an individual. Cowgirls & Cowboys in the West is offering two-day and week long tours of Route 66, western attractions and ranching adventures. The business will incorporate a number of business attractions, from the Kwahadi Indian Museum and Big Texan Steak Ranch, to a saddle-making shop and the Southwest Sixth Avenue restaurant and music scene. For more information call 806.672.9256 or 806.683-1157.
Lake Meredith, for some, was a place once filled with memories but now it's filled with not much water as the drought in our area continues. The area's largest lake is located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo.The water levels at Lake Meredith, according to the National Weather Service in Amarillo, hit record low depth readings. As the depth of the water continues to decline so does the level of activity on the lake, hurting the economy of the lake's community. While lake levels have dropped, outstanding hiking and four-wheeling are available.
For more information call 806.857.3151.
Don Harrington Discovery Center
Explore, create, invent, tinker, learn and play at the area's science and technology center. The museum has interactive exhibits, educational programs, special events and the only planetarium in the Texas Panhandle. The Digital Space Theater, a $1.2 million digital entertainment system in the planetarium, takes shows to new heights. It is just one of a handful digital theater installations in the nation. Exhibits explore sound, structures, helium, puzzles, weather and optical illusions.
The Discovery Center is open Mondays: Open Summer and School Holidays; Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children/students ages 3-22, and $7 for seniors ages 60+. DHDC Members and children age 2 and under are free.
Admission to the Space Theatre is included with the Discovery Center admission. Theater Times are: Weekdays & Saturday - 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm. Sunday - 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm.
The Discovery Center is located in the Harrington Regional Medical Center.
For further information call (806) 355-9547
Wonderland Amusement Park
Wonderland Amusement Park is a great place for a family to relax and have fun for a reasonable price.Voted the 2009 Park of the Year by Amusement Today, Wonderland is home to the Texas Tornado, one of the top-rated, double-loop steel roller coasters in the nation, and to over 60 rides, attractions and miniature golf. Wonderland Amusement Park offers fun, food and fabulous entertainment for the entire family.
Open weekends April through Labor Day. For more information call (800) 383-4712 or (806) 383-3344
Heated Swimming Pool
Relax alongside our sparkling clean, heated pool after a long day on the road or after an exciting day of seeing the local sights such as Palo Duro Canyon, the Cadillac Ranch and the famous, outdoor musical drama "Texas", just to name a few.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
The Amarillo Venom are part of the new Lone Star Football League (LSFL). They play their home games in the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum, March - June.(806) 350-7277
3/21 Wichita Force
4/11 San Angelo Bandits
4/25 New Mexico Stars
5/2 Texas Revolution
5/23 Texas Revolution
6/6 San Angelo Bandits
Amarillo Thunderheads ~ AA Baseball
The Amarillo Thunderheads, formerly known as the Amarillo Sox, are a
professional minor league baseball team based in Amarillo, Texas. They are
currently members of the American Association of Independent Professional
Baseball, an independent baseball league unaffiliated with Major League Baseball. They play their home games at the Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium.
For season tickets & group information (806) 242-4653
May 26 - 28 St Paul
May 29 - 31 Lincoln
June 8 - 10 Sioux City
June 11 - 14 CAPB (Canadian Assoc. Of Prof. Baseball)
June 18 - 21 Laredo
June 22 - 24 Grand Prairie
July 3 - 5 Wichita
July 6 - 9 Joplin
July 20 - 22 Grand Prairie
July 23 - 26 Sioux City
Aug 5 - 7 Laredo
Aug 8 - 10 CAPB
Aug 14 - 16 Grand Prairie
Aug 24 - 26 Kansas City
Aug 27 - 30 Laredo
Rt 66 Motor Speedway
A 3/8 mile, high-bank clay oval featuring IMCA Modified, Super Stock and Street Car racing every Saturday night from April through September. Located in east Amarillo, along Lakeside Rd. (Loop 335) just south of Interstate 40. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $9 for adults and $6 for seniors. Children younger than 6 are admitted free. Pit admission costs $25 for drivers and $20 for spectators.
Amarillo, TX Phone: 806-383-7223
TEXAS (Outdoor Musical Drama
This internationally-known outdoor musical drama has been performed since 1965 in majestic Palo Duro Canyon State Park and it a MUST SEE while in our area.
Perhaps the most dramatic setting for outdoor theater in the nation. If you
have time for one attraction in Amarillo this summer, this is it!
The best attended outdoor musical drama in the U.S., TEXAS is
performed Tuesday - Sunday from early June - mid-August. Ticket
prices range from $12.95 - $30.95 (plus fees). Show begins at 8:30 P.M. and last about two hours.Paved free parking, reserved seats, restrooms, drinks, snacks, souvenirs, cassettes and
photographs are available at the theater. Time:Curtain at 8:30 p.m.;
optional dinner at 6 p.m. Venue: Pioneer Amphitheater Palo Duro Canyon
State Park Canyon, TX 79015
Bus parking available, handicapped accessible.For more information or
reservations call 806-655-2181.
Amarillo KOA is an easy 30 minute drive from our door to the canyon.