All driving times are estimates to/from Heritage House under typical conditions
Antique stores, bistros, tattoos, and history! You never know what you will see on “6th Street,” as locals refer to this segment of the Mother Road. 7 mins.
Palo Duro Canyon
The second largest canyon in the United States is now a State Park. Wildlife, hiking, biking, picnic, overnight camping, or enjoy the scenic drive on an all- weather roadway. On summer evenings, Tuesday-Sunday, the outdoor amphitheater features the musical, TEXAS!. 2015 was their 50th year.
To the front gate is 30 mins. Park admission; separate admission for TEXAS!
Harrington Regional Medical Center The HRMC campus, on the west side of town, is the regional hub of medical care. Institutions include: two primary acute care hospitals (Baptist-St. Anthony and, Northwest Texas); V.A. hospital; Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Center (Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy); rehab centers; hospice; assisted living; cancer treatment; day surgery centers; clinics, imaging, labs; childhood learning; and more. 10 mins.
City hall, Potter county courthouse, offices, banks, convention center, and a few restaurants. But a revival is underway! Downtown is “everyone’s neighborhood.” New restaurants and entertainment venues: Globe News Center for the Performing Arts and a proposed multi- purpose venue for baseball and other outdoor events. Do you like Bluegrass, Opera, or Jazz? Then don’t miss High Noon on The Square on Wednesdays during summer, or Jazztober on the lawn at the old Bivins mansion, or numerous street festivals. Experience performances by the Amarillo Symphony, Lone Star Ballet, and visiting Broadway shows. 2-5 mins.
In 1929, became the first community college in the state not affiliated with a school district. The main campus and administration is located at the southern end of the Plemons Eakle Historic District, where Heritage House is located. 4 mins. Other local AC campuses are 10-15 mins. Campuses in area towns are about 1hr.
West Texas A&M Univ.
State university offering undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. Located in Canyon, Texas (20 mins.) with an adjunct campus in downtown Amarillo (5 mins.).
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
Located on the campus of WTA&M, off IH-27 in Canyon. The largest natural history museum in Texas. Plan on a couple of hours to fully explore the galleries and exhibits. Admission. 20 mins.
Several churches are in easy walking distance: First Baptist Church, Central Church of Christ, First Presbyterian, Polk Street United Methodist. Nearby is St. Mary’s Cathedral, 3 mins. Many other great places to worship, 3-15 mins.
Major Local Businesses
Heritage House is convenient to all major employers. A drive from one corner of the city to the other is no more than 30 minutes, with most major businesses being 10 minutes or less from Heritage House:
Pantex 30 mins.
Bell Helicopter 15 mins.
Southwest Public Service (Xcel Energy) 5 mins.
Atmos Energy 10 mins.
State prisons 20 mins.
American Quarter Horse Assoc. 7 mins.
Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc. 7 mins.
Amarillo Independent School District, Administrative offices 7 mins.
Baptist St. Anthony Hospital 10 mins.
Northwest Texas Hospital 10 mins.
VA Hospital 10 mins.
BNSF 5 mins.
Downtown, banks, professional firms, government offices, entertainment 2-5mins.
Science museum designed for children but fun for all ages. Interactive exhibits & Planetarium. An outdoor monument to the helium industry. Located in the HRMC campus. 10 mins. Admission.
Botanical Garden Center
Private center featuring both outdoor trails and a glass pyramid growing tropical plants. Located within HRMC and adjacent to the City’s Medi-Park, a linear walking park along duck ponds. 10 mins. Admission.
Small, modern, and walkable. Located in Thompson Park, on the north side of the city. 8-10 mins. Admission.
Private amusement park features roller coasters and other rides, concessions, miniature golf, more. In Thompson Park near the Zoo. 8-10 mins. Admission.
The City of Amarillo’s four municipal courses are award winning. 10 mins. Fees.
Sharpen your skills with a pistol or rifle at the City’s modern, supervised range. Tables, benches, covered shade, snack machines, restrooms, ammo shop. Hours vary for public and law enforcement use. West of the city limits. 15 mins. Fees.
Take a can of spray paint to the famous Cadillac Ranch. On the south side of IH-40, west of the City limits, between Soncy and Hope roads. 10 mins. Free.
At the convention center: the Amarillo Bulls play in the North American Hockey League; and, the Amarillo Venom contend in the Champions Indoor Football League. At the Potter County Memorial stadium, the Thunderheads play in the American Assoc. of Independent Professional Baseball (non-affiliated) 3-10 mins. Admission.
Amarillo hosts several professional rodeos; the Tri-State Fair; elite horse shows; and youth stock shows. The annual Fall Farm & Ranch show is one of the largest in the nation. The American Quarter Horse Assoc. offices and museum are open year-round. 3-10 mins. Admission.
Shopping & Dining
Westgate Mall is the largest, located on IH-40 between Coulter & Soncy (10 mins). Both the Woflin Square and Wolflin Village shopping centers are just off of IH-40 at Georgia, 5 minutes away. Other retail shopping is found at many major intersections throughout the city. Amarillo loves to dine out, with a strong mix of national chains and local eateries throughout the community.