Amarillo Fun Facts
- Amarillo is also known as “The Yellow Rose of Texas” (as the city takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow.)
- Its Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the United States’ second largest canyon system, after the Grand Canyon.
- The Amarillo airport has the 3rd largest runway in the world and is designated as an alternate landing site for the space shuttle.
From outdoor activities to western heritage to a flourishing arts scene, who knew there was so much to do in Amarillo? Amarillo offers something for visitors of all ages; for the outdoor enthusiast, the arts connoisseur and the history buff alike. Not to mention the city’s numerous events and attractions honoring cowboy and Texas culture.
The best place to stay in town is the Ambassador Hotel–voted Amarillo’s best hotel for nine consecutive years. The Ambassador is the embodiment of Texas hospitality, offering guests superior accommodations and extraordinary service without equal in Amarillo. Each of the 265 spacious guestrooms and suites have an unwavering focus on comfort and feature all of the modern amenities, including complimentary high-speed Internet access. Guests also enjoy complimentary hot breakfast daily. The Cattle Baron Concierge Level offers additional amenities including keyed elevator access, extra concierge attention, and a private lounge featuring a deluxe Continental breakfast and complimentary evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Hotel facilities include a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, two restaurants, a newly expanded fitness center, and gift shop. The Ambassador provides complimentary transportation to the Sensei Med Spa, located nearby, as well as complimentary shuttle service to the airport.
For business needs the Ambassador Hotel offers two business centers, 8,500 square feet of meeting space, complete catering services, and a staff of meeting coordinators to help plan events of all sizes.
Art Walk is the Ambassador Hotel’s tribute to the heritage and spirit that make this part of Texas so special. The collection of Texas memorabilia and Western art includes items from historical Texas cattle brands to many original works by well-known local artists.
The Ambassador offers easy access to Amarillo’s top attractions, including Palo Duro Canyon, the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Wonderland Amusement Park, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, and historic Route 66. The city is also home to professional ballet, opera, symphony and theater companies.
For LE Hotels’ “Top 10 Must See Attractions” in Amarillo, click here.