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
Chryslers in the Canyon
October 10, 2015
A car cruise and show just for Chryslers of all ages. Meet at the First United Bank Center located at 3301 4th Avenue, on the east side of Canyon, TX and cruise into Palo Duro Canyon State Park for day of fun and great cars. Palo Duro Park entry fee is $3 per person. Awards at 3:40 pm. No Entry fees, however, donations accepted benefiting The Wounded Warriors Project.
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: Palo Duro Canyon State Park
State Hwy 217
Canyon, TX 79015
Admission Cost: Free to participate but pay park entrance
The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Championship
The Tony Lama World Championships will be held in Amarillo, TX on October 13th through October 18th, 2015.
From chasing outlaws out of town to the legendary showdown at the OK Corral,
cowboy shoot outs always get your adrenaline pumping. Now you have a chance to experience this first-hand.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting is the modern version of the legendary Western
shoot-outs. The fastest, most accurate competitor wins. Cowboy mounted shooting, formed in 1991, is a fast-action timed event in which riders use two
.45-caliber single-action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially
prepared blank ammunition to pop balloons on a course in an arena.
This event is held at the Amarillo National Center located at:
Tri-State Expo Ctr & Fairgrounds
3301 E 10th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79120.
For more information call 806.376.7767.
The US Team Penning Association
In Penning, teams of three horse & rider combinations use their combined athleticism, horsemanship & general "cowiness" to humanely separate particular
cows and herd them into the penning area in under 60 seconds. Time is of the
essence in Penning & Sorting, making this challenging sport even more exciting as the clock ticks. In seconds, the most skilled horses & riders can find
their specified cow, separate it from the herd and move it to the penning area without ever touching the animal. Penning & Sorting offer participants the
opportunity to incorporate all of their working cow horse skills in a
fast-paced, fun, team-oriented competition while embracing the roots of the
Held each year in late October through early November. For more information & event dates contact USTPA at
This event is held at the Amarillo National Center.