Amarillo is a showpiece of American business.
Set on an interstate location, Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle. As an influential manufacturing center it fills state orders for both military helicopters and those in private Presidential use. Served by the largest railroads and the longest airport runways in America, Amarillo is a city of undisputable importance.
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Business brought money to the city and Amarillo invested it well. Looking around Amarillo, you can hardly guess that you are in a powering engine of America. The city will greet you with beautiful parks, very clean streets and good quality of life.
Get involved with the city on your sightseeing tour. Attractions include;
- Amarillo Museum of Art offers a selection of changing art exhibits
- Cadillac Ranch, a roadside attraction by the art collective Ant Farm
- Dynamite Museum, an art project that consists of pseudo-road signs
- Ozymandias on the Plains, a sculpture of two legs is a takeoff on a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Amarillo Botanical Gardens, a beautiful green area that is excellent for strolls
In addition, you can occupy yourself with camping, bike riding, horseback riding and hiking in the U.S. Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It is only several miles south of the city and is second only to the Grand Canyon as it encompasses 17,000 acres of stunning landscapes.
It is Amarillo's rough character that prevents it from gaining the reputation of fun-filled destination. Throughout its history Amarillo was about making money. Initially, it gained the nickname of the ''Beef City'' for its cattle marketing, but today it is referred to the ''Rotor City'' because of the V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft manufactured in the city.
Despite the burden of industrialization, Amarillo was introduced to public eye in several scenes from world famous movies such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But what really places Amarillo apart from all other American destinations is its specific sense of humor. For instance, once Stanley Marsh III, the millionaire who invested money into the local sculpture of Cadillac Ranch, just for fun paid artists to place fake traffic signs within the city.
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