in Amarillo, TX
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Amarillo Museum of Art
2200 S Van Buren St
Amarillo, TX 79109 Directions
In Texas everything is bigger, right? That holds true for museums, too, as the Amarillo Museum of Art stands as one of the largest facilities in the United States.
With various collections both permanent and traveling, the museum celebrates the creation of art as well as invites it, as it offers classes in various mediums for both children and adults. The staff and supporters work hard to ensure that the venue's mission of providing quality visual arts programming to the residents of the Texas Panhandle is a continuous and successful one. If you appreciate art, this is an attraction you can't miss.
Don Harrington Discovery Center
1200 Streit Dr
Amarillo, TX 79106 Directions
The Don Harrington Discovery Center is more than just a museum. It's an interactive playground where kids (and adults) can engage in various exhibits.
Watch as dinosaurs watch you, or maybe check out an awesome movie about sea monsters in the Space Theater. This attraction features several specialized areas for the younger visitors, including a new preschoolers gallery that is designed exclusively for children 6 years old and younger. Summer camps, specialized classes and other special events make the Don Harrington Discover Center a must-see when you're in Amarillo.
1600 S Polk St
Amarillo, TX 79102 Directions
Traveling back in time is easy when you're in Amarillo if you visit the majestic Harrington House. The home was the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Don D. Harrington who were philanthropists of the highest order, as they contributed to the arts and various other causes and projects in the area dating back to 1945.
Mr. Harrington rose to prominence in the oil business, and his philosophy of always giving back is what makes viewing this meticulously restored home all the more dramatic. This Neoclassical mansion has over 15,000 feet of floor space, 20 rooms, 8 bathrooms and 7 fireplaces spread out over 4 levels. The materials and workmanship of the structure echo a bygone era, and the crystal, art, furniture and paintings only underscore the fine taste and class of the original owners.
Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
Amarillo, TX 79118 Directions
Visiting the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian is much more than just a history lesson. The whole family will be drawn into the story of how these first inhabitants of our country were resourceful and creative.
See how they survived the North Texas elements to create beautiful art. An extension of that creativity is their custom of dancing as celebration and spiritual homage. Take in the bronze artwork on display by such renowned artists as Thomas E. Mails and Tom Knapp. The Kwahadi Dancers are officially Venture Crew 9 and perform most Friday and Saturday nights. Don't forget to stop into the gift store and purchase unique art pieces, statues, and other keepsakes from your visit to this attraction.
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
2503 4th Ave
Canyon, TX 79015 Directions
Find out how tough and resilient the original inhabitants of the Texas Panhandle were by taking in the various exhibits and displays at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. The venue has the distinction of being the largest history museum in the state, and none of that space is wasted in telling the dramatic stories of how life on the plains came to be.
Also, don't miss the beautiful collection of Texas art that includes Southwest American Indian art. Dig a little deeper as you pass through the paleontology and archeology areas that lead to the present day with the inclusion of some cutting edge modern art. From a lone sagebrush to art that reflects the present day, the wide panorama of it all is waiting to be seen at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum.
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
2301 N Soncy Rd
Amarillo, TX 79124 Directions
The Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is the doorway to another time and place. Located just minutes from downtown Amarillo, you'll be amazed by the more than 600 acres of rolling grasslands and threaded nature trails, wildflowers, cottonwoods and a magnificent bluff.
The area was named by early cowboys who spotted a den of wildcats under the bluff, this section of land features a branch of the famous Santa Fe Trail where wagon wheel ruts are still visible. It's a chance to connect the present with the past and learn the history of this rustic piece of the Texas Panhandle.