Amarillo Texas

AmarilloAmarillo Texas

After leaving Oklahoma City and heading towards Colorado, we stopped in Amarillo for a couple of nights.  We stayed at Big Texan RV Ranch.

The staff in the office were very nice and helpful.  They escort you to your site.  Like most desert campgrounds, the sites were gravel and nicely kept up.  We didn’t spend any time outside as it was hot and windy.   They had a pool, laundry, clubhouse, gift shop, decent/so-so wifi, great cable, and it was a nice clean park.



AmarilloCadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch is an art installation consisting of 10 spray-painted Cadillacs buried in a field outside of town.  We took a drive out to Cadillac Ranch to see them and spray paint on them.  Fun place and easy to get to.

Route 66

We took a drive on Route 66.  Tried to find the “area” downtown that they showed as Historic Route 66 area, but after two misdirections – their website and the map on my phone – we gave up trying to find that area.  We just took the drive.  Tried to find “historic” downtown also, but again, not much there.

Big Texan Steak Ranch

They are know for the “famous” Big Texan Steak Ranch.  You see the advertising signs way out of town.  The park gives free limo rides to dinner, and if you don’t feel like going out, they offer free delivery to your site.


Amarillo, Texas is a city located in the northern part of the state. It’s considered the “Helium Capital of the World” due to the large amounts of helium that are produced there. The city has a population of just over 190,000 and is the 12th most populous city in Texas. Amarillo is also home to a number of attractions, including the American Quarter Horse Museum, Don Harrington Discovery Center, and Cadillac Ranch.

Amarillo is situated near the intersection of Interstates 40 and 27, making it a convenient stopping point for travelers. The city is also home to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, which offers service to several major U.S. cities.

There are a number of things to do in Amarillo. The American Quarter Horse Museum is one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. It features exhibits on the history and culture of American Quarter Horses, as well as interactive exhibits for children. The Don Harrington Discovery Center is an interactive science museum with hands-on exhibits for visitors of all ages.

Amarillo offers a variety of restaurants and shopping options. The city is home to several steak houses, as well as Mexican, Italian, and Chinese restaurants. There are also several shopping centers in town, including Park Place Mall and Westgate Mall.

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Amarillo, there are a number of options available. The city has several hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast establishments. RV parks are also popular in Amarillo, due to the city’s location near several major highways.

Next stop – Capulin New Mexico