Don’t have much time as you drive through Amarillo? No fear, here are the top hot spots to see.
Cadillac Ranch is an absolute MUST if you are staying in Amarillo or even just driving through. There is a truck right there at the entrance where you can buy spray paint but if you don’t want to spend the moolah you can just go around the cars and pick up the spray bottles until you find one that still has some left. No matter what you decide your kids, and perhaps yourself, will be in heaven as you have free reign to display your art on these unique cars in the ground
You can read more about the history of Cadillac Ranch HERE if you are interested. Such a fun stop along Route 66
We personally found so many cans that still had enough for us to get some words, art or pictures out before they were empty. Everyone was very gracious about taking turns and helping each other find some.
There are no rules there either so you can climb in or on the cars to find the best place to leave your mark.
Once we were done there we headed to The Big Texan which is mentioned on just about every blog post or article you will ever read about Amarillo.
After being there we can see why. This place is SO fun. You feel like you are in an old western movie as you explore the grounds, it has a HUGE gift shop, so many picture perfect places and plenty to keep you entertained as you wait your turn.
With that being said, the wait was TWO HOURS when we got there. We had been in the car for 5 hours and there was no way I was going to convince the kids to wait another 2 hours to eat so we had fun looking around but unfortunately didn’t get to partake in the goodness that I hear The Big Texan dishes up. Either way, it was a fun stop that we’re glad we made. I really don’t blog to sell people on traveling so I don’t take amazing pictures of places but trust me, this place had such a fun vibe and is worth the stop. 🙂
Since dinner at The Big Texan didn’t work we decided to try to find another local joint which led us to Blue Sky and although I’m sure The Big Texan lives up to all of the hype we had read, Blue Sky did NOT disappoint. It was SO delicious AND we didn’t have to wait 2 hours so…win/win!
Their onion rings and chicken fried steak were my favorite but we ordered a bunch between all 6 of us and none of us were disappointed.
Overall, major win and we would definitely go again if we ever find ourselves back in Amarillo.
So there you have it. If you are just passing through and want a fun pit stop or two and a yummy place to eat you have our family’s recommendations! Safe travels!