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High and Low in Amarillo

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The World Championship Ranch Rodeo is one of several annual Amarillo events honoring cowboy culture.
For more information, contact the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council, at 1000 Polk St. in the beautiful historic Bivins home, P.O. Drawer 9480, Amarillo 79105; 806/374-1497; www.visitamarillotx.com. The city’s visitor information center is at 401 S. Buchanan, Ste. 101, Amarillo 79101; 806/374-8474 or 800/692-1338. The TxDOT Travel Information Center is at I-40 East and Airport Rd; 806/335-1441.

Attractions

The historic Santa Fe building is at 900 S. Polk.

The new Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts opens January 2006 at 400 S. Buchanan. Call 806/374-8288; www.globenewscenter.com.

The Tri-State Fairgrounds, including the Amarillo National Center, are at 3310 E. 10th. Call 806/376-7767; www.tristatefair.com.

The American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum is at 2601 I-40 East. Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5. Admission: $4, $3.50 age 55 and older, $2.50 ages 6-18, free age 5 and younger. Call 806/376-5181; www.aqha.com/foundation/museum.

Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum and Event Center is at 9151 I-40 East. Hours: Jun-Oct, Wed-Sat 11-6, Sun 1-5; Nov-May, Thu-Sat 12-5, Sun 1-5. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays. Admission: $3, $2 seniors, $1 students; performances $6, $5 seniors, $3 age 15 and younger. Call 806/335-3175; www.kwahadi.com.

The Amarillo Museum of Art is at 2200 S. Van Buren. Hours: Tue-Wed and Fri 10-5, Thu 10-9, Sat-Sun 1-5. Closed Mon., holidays, and installation weeks. Admission: Free. Call 806/371-5050; www.amarilloart.org.

The Don Harrington Discovery Center & Space Theater is at 1200 Streit Dr. Hours: Tue-Sat 9:30-4:30, Sun 12-4:30. Closed Mon., New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Admission: $5.50, $5 age 60 and older and ages 13-22, $4.50 ages 3-12. Call 806/355-9547 or 800/784-9548; www.dhdc.org.

Amarillo Botanical Gardens, at 1400 Streit Dr., opens a new geometric glass Tropical Conserv-atory in early 2006. Hours: Oct-Apr, Mon-Fri 9-5; May-Sep, Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 1-5; closed holidays. Admission: Free. Call 806/352-6513; www.amarillobotanicalgardens.org.

Cadillac Ranch is just west of the city limits on the south side of I-40, between exits 60 and 62. Free.

The Amarillo Zoo is at NE 24th and US 287 N. in Thompson Park. Hours: Tue-Sun 9:30-5:30. Admission: Free. Call 806/381-7911.

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is on the campus of West Texas A&M University, 2503 Fourth Ave., in Canyon. Hours: Sep-May, Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-6; Jun-Aug, Mon-Sat 9-6, Sun 1-6. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admission: $7, $6 age 65 and older, $3 ages 4-12, free age 3 and younger. Call 806/651-2244; www.panhandleplains.org.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 11450 Park Rd. 5, Canyon. Entrance fee: $3, $2 age 65 and older, free age 12 and younger. Call 806/488-2227 or 800/792-1112; www.tpwd.state.tx.us. Horseback riding in the canyon at Old West Stables.

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is at Fritch. Free guided tour with park ranger by reservation only. Call 806/857-3131; www.nps.gov/alfl/ .

Dining

Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 I-40 E.; 800/657-7177; www.bigtexan.com.

Coyote Bluff Cafe, 2417 S. Grand; 806/373-4640.

Stockyard Cafe, 101 S. Manhattan; 806/342-9411.

Village Bakery Café, 2606 W. 22nd; 806/358-1358; www.villagebakerycafe.com.

My Thai, 2029 S. Coulter; 806/352-9014 or 355-9541.

Lodging

Hampton Inn & Suites, 6901 I-40 West; 806/467-9997.

The Galbraith House Bed & Breakfast (a Texas Historic Landmark home), 1710 S. Polk; 806/374-0237; www.thegalbraithhouse.com.

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