Family Attractions in Amarillo
With the kids in tow, you'll find that deciding on a fun-filled day won't be difficult in Amarillo. From wild animals to wild rides, you'll find an entertaining attraction that everyone in your family can enjoy together.
If the North Texas heat is getting to you and the kids, cool off in style at Splash
. This 14-acre attraction offers a wide variety of cool rides to beat the heat, including a wave pool, a couple of flumes, some exciting slides and a special section for kids six and under. There's a great menu waiting for you and your hungry kiddos at the concession stand, and mom and dad can relax at the cafe as the kids head back out to enjoy even more aquatic adventures.
Address: 1415 Sunrise Drive, Amarillo, TX 79104 - MAP
Phone: (806) 342-FIRE
Sports World Family Fun Center
lives up to its name by consistently providing a safe, clean environment in which kids can enjoy a variety of games and activities like video arcade games, miniature golf, go karts, and lots more. The staff is always accommodating and much thought has been given to the venue's design as there are several comfortable areas where parents can relax and enjoy a beverage as the kids take advantage of the wide variety of amusements and attractions.
Address: 9400 Sports Canyon Drive, Amarillo, TX 79119 - MAP
Phone: (806) 331-7223
What better way to learn about the wild kingdom than to actually become a part of it? The Amarillo Zoo
offers the chance for visitors to get up close to their favorite creatures. Tigers, zebras, monkeys, elephants and lions are closer than you think, thanks to the visually inviting designs of the natural habitats and attractions throughout the zoo. A great day of fun and learning await, so don't forget to bring your camera to capture all the great family memories of your day at the zoo.
Address: 509 East Seventh Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79101 - MAP
Phone: (806) 381-7911
The kids will absolutely jump at the chance to skateboard on the various concrete courses that are featured at Flatlands Skate Park
. These concrete curves and inclines defy the name of the venue, but that slight bit of irony won't even be on the minds of the kids who traverse the courses. Safety gear is available for rental, and parents can watch the action from a spectator area that also features a concession stand. For a great afternoon of non-stop family fun, make it to Flatlands!
Address: 4429 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, TX 79110 - MAP
Phone: (806) 468-8898
Visiting the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
is much more than just a history lesson. The whole family will be drawn into the story of how these first inhabitants of our country were resourceful and creative. See how they survived the North Texas elements to create beautiful art. An extension of that creativity is their custom of dancing as celebration and spiritual homage. Take in the bronze artwork on display by such renowned artists as Thomas E. Mails and Tom Knapp. The Kwahadi Dancers are officially Venture Crew 9 and perform most Friday and Saturday nights. Don't forget to stop into the gift store and purchase unique art pieces, statues, and other keepsakes from your visit to this attraction.
Address: 9151 E Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79118 - MAP
Phone: (806) 335-3175
If you've ever had a hard time getting your kids to take their medicine, maybe a family trip to the Texas Pharmacy Museum
will completely change their outlook. Over the course of the 3,000-square-foot exhibit and attraction area, learn about pharmacy's history and development through American history. See artifacts, pharmacy products, delivery systems, literature, and art that tell the story of how the availability and distribution of modern medicine has evolved.
Address: 1300 Coulter, Amarillo, TX 79106 - MAP
Phone: (806) 356-4000