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Top Choice Steak in Amarillo

Big Texan Steak Ranch

A classic, hokey Route 66 roadside attraction, the Big Texan made the move when I-40 opened in 1971 and has never looked back. Stretch-Cadillac limos with steer-horn hood ornaments offer free shuttles to and from ar…
Top Choice Monument in Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch

To millions of people whizzing across the Texas Panhandle each year, the Cadillac Ranch, also known as Amarillo’s ‘Bumper Crop,’ is the ultimate symbol of the US love affair with wheels. A salute to Route 66 and the…
Top Choice Museum in Amarillo

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

Quarter horses, favored on the Texas range, were originally named for their prowess at galloping down early American racetracks, which were a quarter-mile long. These beautiful animals are celebrated at this visuall…
Top Choice Barbecue in Amarillo

Tyler’s Barbeque

Amarillo's favorite spot for barbecue is worth the love. The line is always long, get there early because when it sells out, it closes. The mesquite-grilled meats (the ribs and brisket are tops) are redolent with sm…
Top Choice Burgers in Amarillo

Golden Light Cantina

Classic cheeseburgers, home-cut fries, green chili stew and cold beer have sated travelers on Route 66 at this modest brick dive since 1946. On many nights there's live country and rock music in the atmospherically …
Top Choice Market in Amarillo

Amarillo Livestock Auction

A slice of the real West is on display every Monday morning at the Amarillo Livestock Auction, just north of SE 3rd Ave on the city's east side. The auction is still one of the state's largest, moving more than 100,…
Amusement Park in Amarillo

Wonderland Amusement Park

If plowing along sedately for hours on the bland interstate has you ready for a little more excitement, then careening through the double loops of this park's Texas Tornado roller coaster should shake you out of you…
American in Amarillo

Stockyard Cafe

This cafe in the Amarillo Livestock Auction building is where the cattlemen sit down for some beef. The steaks are ideal – thick and perfectly charred – but most people have the plate-swamping chicken-fried steak. F…
Nature Reserve in Amarillo

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

Stretch those road legs at this 600-acre nature center, which has trails winding through grasslands, cottonwoods and bluffs. Spy on a prairie-dog town and try to spot a burrowing owl or porcupine while avoiding ratt…
American in Amarillo

Crush Wine Bar & Deli

Folks in suits and skirts and cowboy boots flock here for Amarillo's best beer and wine selection plus fare that goes beyond the beefy local vibe. Salads, tapas and creative light fare are ideally enjoyed outside on…