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Amarillo, TX

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Amarillo, Texas is the Wild West at its finest. This busy city, sometimes known as the \Yellow Rose of Texas,\ has a long history of ranching and remains one of the largest suppliers of beef in the United States. The hard-working people of Amarillo have also earned this city the nicknames \Helium Capital of the World\ and \Rotor City, USA,\ in honor of the cities other major industries.

Getting Around in Amarillo, TX

Amarillo has been providing its citizens with top-notch public transportation since 1925. Today, residents who don't want to drive from place to place can sit back and relax on one of the city busses. The ACT busses, make it easy to get around Amarillo while doing your part to protect the environment. Of course, driving is also a popular way to get around Amarillo, and most residents prefer the convenience of having their own cars.

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"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Amarillo is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.77%
  • 5.99%
  • 0.84%

Palo Duro Canyon

<p>There's need to drive all the way to The Grand Canyon in Arizona to get your fill of natural splendor, Amarillo is home to the second largest canyon in the nation. Palo Duro Canyon reaches out across 120 miles and is 20 miles wide and 800 feet deep in some places. This stunning state park is home to many plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world and is the perfect place for anyone who wants to get away from it all. The park is known for its hiking, cycling, and horseback riding and some of the most incredible vistas in the world.</p>

Quarter Horse Museum

<p>There's nothing quite as Western as the American Quarter Horse and Amarillo is home to a one-of-a-kind tribute to these fine animals, a Hall of Fame and Museum all their own. Visitors to the Quarter Horse Museum can learn more about the horses and cowboys that made Western expansion possible. The museum also houses paintings, sculptures, and other works of fine art that show off the Quarter Horse in all its glory.&Ecirc;</p>

Amarillo Civic Center Complex

<p>When it comes to the performing arts, the Amarillo Civic Center Complex, which has two large stages, is the best place to catch a show. With two stages, there's always something going on, from concerts and theatrical shows to awards ceremonies and lectures. Many community events are also held here, making it the perfect place to get to know the neighbors a little better. This complex is a cornerstone of community in Amarillo.</p>