1719 S. Dumas Ave.
Dumas, TX 79029
Phone: (806) 935-9098
Fax: (806) 935-7483
1719 S. Dumas Ave., Dumas, TX, US, 79029
- Phone: (806) 935-9098
- Fax: (806) 935-7483
Lake Meredith is the largest Lake in the Amarillo area. Located in the high plains northeast of Amarillo, Lake Meredith offers boat rentals to guests. Lake Meredith is the perfect place for a day trip, with picnicking spots along with fishing, swimming and sailing. Even though the lake is 40 miles from the city, it is worth the journey.
For thousands of years people came for flint vital to their existence. Today this area is protected by the National Park Service and is the only National Monument in Texas. The monument can only be viewed by ranger-led guided tours. Tours are offered by reservation only, no fees charged.
The Floating Mesa (flat hill) has a narrow white band wrapped on top of it, giving its onlookers the illusion that the top portion of the mesa is floating. The white band is actually a line of white plywood sheets that help create this illusion. The unique concept of the Floating Mesa can be credited to artist and philanthropist, Stanley Marsh III, whose other notable works include the Cadillac Ranch. The mesa's floating effect is achieved when the sky is an appropriate shade of white, and the captivating impression that is formed, makes a visit to the Floating Mesa, worth it.
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.
Amarillo's Thompson park covers and area of over 600 acres which makes it a perfect destination for families with kids. A day can be devoted to exploring the park and discovering it's features. A small zoo can be found on Thompson Park. For adults, a 36-hole golf course is available. But don't get too sidetracked and miss the lake, baseball park or child amusement area.
An official listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the Natatorium, or as locals call it, "The Nat", used to be an indoor swimming pool in the 20s. In later years, the Nat was transformed into a dance hall. The Nat was a major venue for bands traveling through Route 66, with such legendary musicians as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong gracing the stage. Today, the Nat is as popular as ever, although it re-opened to the public as a large antique mall.
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.
Right outside of the Don Harrington Discovery Center sits a large steel structure. This monument is dedicated to helium, the gas that originally brought prosperity to Amarillo. At one point of time, Amarillo was the world's only commercial producer of helium. The monument is dedicated to the importance of helium in the building of Amarillo's economic development and growth as a city.
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. 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.
This massive three-story house is a West Texas version of late Georgian Revival-style with a rather eclectic combination of architecutural features.
Built by local millionaire/philanthropist Stanley Marsh III, Cadillac Ranch is easily one of Texas' most recognizable attractions. Eleven rusted, gutted-out Cadillacs are lined up and photogenically planted hood-first in the dirt. Unlike the pyramids, Stonehenge and other cultural landmarks, visitors are encouraged to bring spray paint and let loose on this monument. Every visitor to Amarillo should experience Caddy Ranch at least once.
This 14-acre water park offers cooling rides for summer visitors including a wave pool, speed slide, flume slides, a lazy river, arcade and concessions