Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo also boasts many museums that are related to West Texas culture and history, such as the Quarter Horse Museum or the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum.

Cadillac Ranch

You don’t have to bring your own spray paint, as half-full canisters can be found scattered around the area surrounding the cars.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro State Park offers a variety of activities including hiking, camping and mountain biking. The 16-mile round trip takes from the canyon rim to the canyon floor.

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

The museum houses one of the best collections of Southwest art. Locals often refer to it as the Smithsonian with an accent.

Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

The museum’s lower level features a range of exhibits that cover topics such as the biology of Quarter Horses and horse careers.

Amarillo Museum of Art

There are sculptures from South and South East Asia, as well as pieces of Buddhist and Hindu art from the 2nd century BC.

Amarillo Zoo

The reptiles, amphibians and spiders are less adorable but just as interesting. There are many snakes to choose from, plus turtles and salamanders at the Herpetarium.

Texas Air & Space Museum

The best thing about the Texas Air & Space Museum? Visitors are allowed to get into the planes and have a hands-on experience.