Thereâ€™s a new resource for Amarillo tourism informationâ€”and it comes from an interesting group of locals.
Students of Amarillo ISDâ€™s North Heights Alternative School created the â€œAmarillo Tourism App: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Playâ€ for travelers and residents.
â€œIf you need something to do, you can just look it up,â€ says Hope Stokes, a recent high school graduate who helped develop the app.
Stokes says students worked for three years to gather information for the app. The app contains more than 360 entries for local destinations, lodging, and restaurants.
Eric Miller, director of communications for the Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council, is working with the high school students to promote the app. He says itâ€™s a valuable resource for the local tourism industry.
Itâ€™s worth checking out the app during your next venture to Amarillo. A portion of the proceeds from the $1.99 price goes to a scholarship fund for North Heights students.