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THE BLUE LOOP features attractions in Amarillo and Lubbock, in the Plains Trail Region. Here lies some of the greatest geographical drama of the high plains, where erosion has carved spectacular canyon landscapes and bison still roam. Travel through this region, home to Charles Goodnight, the inspirational figure for Lonesome Dove.

SELECT THE DESTINATIONS AND WAYPOINTS THAT MATCH YOUR GROUP’S INTERESTS  —  Each attraction is located in a city on the Blue Loop. Click here to view the Blue Loop map.

Amarillo Cultural District

Amarillo has an incredible arts community. From professional organizations to community-based efforts, Amarillo may have more arts per person than any place you've visited. Amarillo's Cultural District spotlights a wide variety of visual, performing, and culinary arts along with architectural and historical sites.

Enjoy a symphony concert, thrill to a ballet, marvel at an opera, see a gallery, stroll in a museum, listen to the local music scene, find outdoor sculpture, and catch all the arts in Amarillo.

Amarillo's Cultural District brings together events that have been long-standing favorites such as High Noon on the Square and Jazztober, as well as newcomers Create! and The Community Market.

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

This national monument highlights ancient flint used by Native Americans for tools and weapons. Ranger-led hikes are available. 

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

Native flora is beautifully showcased on over four acres of seasonal gardens, and an indoor tropical conservatory. 

Amarillo Little Theatre

Enjoy a performance with the longest continuously-operating community theatre in the nation! Amarillo Little Theatre presents their superior performances from August to May. 

Amarillo Livestock Auction

One of the largest auctions in the nation, this auction sells more than 100,000 head of livestock annually at its weekly Monday sale. Before the sale, rub elbows with cowboys and ranchers at the Stockyard Cafe. 

Amarillo Museum of Art

The Amarillo Museum of Art is a free three-story art museum that is a focal point for Amarillo's thriving arts community. The museum attracts regional and national exhibits, and catering can be brought in to make this a meal stop for your group!

Amarillo Opera

The Amarillo Opera combines a schedule of some of the world's most beloved operas with non-traditional shows. Performances are held in the state-of-the-art Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

Amarillo Symphony

Your group can enjoy the wonderful sounds of the Amarillo Symphony in Amarillo's breathtaking state-of-the-art Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. 

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

This museum is a beautiful way to learn about the horse that settled the West. 

Big Texan Steak Ranch & Microbrewery

Open since 1960 and home of the 72-oz. steak challenge, the Big Texan also offers a brewery, a hotel, and an RV park.

Bill's Backyard Classics

This is a place for anyone with a place in their heart for fine old cars. There are over 120 cars going back to 1921. Each car is in working condition and lovingly cared for by the on-site mechanics. 

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch is the granddaddy of all roadside art, with 10 Cadillacs buried nose down in a farmer's field. A visit is free, but remember to bring spray paint!

Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

Located on the rim of beautiful Palo Duro Canyon, this working ranch provides a western adventure tour, hospitality, and catering company that provides services celebrating the heritage of the real West in

Don Harrington Discovery Center

DHDC encourages you to explore, tinker, create and play on over 100 displays. Don't miss the immersive Digital Space Theatre of the steel-columned Helium Monument

Historic Route 66

Located on 6th Avenue between Georgia and Western Street, Amarillo's Route 66 Historic District is a one-mile-long restored stretch of The Mother Road with antique stores, boutique shops, galleries, local restaurants, and clubs. The Route 66 Trolley Express can be booked for groups and makes a great addition to the experience! 

Jack Sisemore's Traveland RV Museum

This free museum showcases the oldest Fleetwood in existence, RV's ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s, collectible motorcycles, and RV and road trip memorabilia through the ages. 

Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian

Housed in a replica Pueblo Indian kiva (underground ceremonial chamber), the museum features fine art and exhibits of the crafts and cultures of the Pueblo and Plains Indian people, featuring the works of Thomas E. Mails and bronze artist Tom Knapp. Your group can enjoy a traditional dance by the performers and a catered meal!

Lake Meredith national Recreation Area

Located next to Alibates Flint Quarries, this recreation area offers boating, hiking, and camping. 

Lone Star Ballet

Lone Star Ballet is the major dance organization in the area. An annual highlight is the lovingly-staged version of The Nutcracker. Performances are held at the state-of-the-art Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

Palo Duro Adventure Park & Zip Line

Just outside the Palo Duro Canyon State Park entrance, one of Palo Duro Adventure Park's zip lines crosses Palo Duro Canyon. They have rappelling and bouldering as well as a second zip line.  

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon is the largest drivable canyon in the United States and the second largest canyon. This beautiful and historic site is conveniently located 22-miles south Amarillo and has nearly 30,000 acres dedicated to outdoor adventure. Roads to the and through the canyon are paved, making an easy drive for a motor coach!

Texas Air & Space Museum

Located near Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, the museum displays civilian and military aircraft as well as a wide range of air and space artifacts. 

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

An outdoor classroom situated on more than 600 acres of rolling grasslands above the Canadian River along the historic Gregg-Marcy Wagon Trail; site of Quanah Parker Trail arrow marker.

Wonderland Amusement Park

Wonderland Amusement Park has been opened for over 60 years, has over 60 rides and attractions, and is the largest Family-Owned amusement park in Texas. 

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