If you want to know more about the Old West in America, then the vibrant city of Amarillo in Texas makes an ideal place to come.
In many ways Amarillo is a quintessential Texan town, and you can enjoy the local flora and fauna here in a range of desert parks, as well as try some traditional Texan fare such as steaks and other barbecued meats.
If you want a more contemporary experience however, then you will also find this here, and in addition to historic sites and museums, there are exciting attractions popping up all the time such as craft beer breweries and art galleries.
Amarillo is also located along the iconic Route 66, so make sure that you check out this important historical road in America’s history, in the form of a historic district in town, as well as a quirky art installation made up of classic Cadillac cars.
1. Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park is said to be one of the most beautiful attractions, not just in the Texas area but in the entire United States.
The park is regularly voted in the top 10 parks in the country, and it also has the claim to fame of having the second largest canyon crater in America.
For anyone who loves the great outdoors, this is not to be missed, and you can indulge in hiking, mountain biking, and also horseback riding here.
If you want to stay a bit longer, then you can camp in the park, and if you like bird watching then you are in luck, as there are a huge number of indigenous species that are resident here.
Wildlife is also plentiful, so bring a camera if you want to capture some of the animals that call the park home.
There is also a visitor center here with information about the park.