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Amarillo’s city center is charming and compact, but the appeal of this Texan town lies in the surrounding region of the Panhandle Plains. It’s a region designed for driving, with Route 66 cutting through the town, and wide, open roads that run through plains straight from the landscapes of the Wild West.

Rent a car through Orbitz to experience the majesty of the North Texas desert scenery, pulling over only to feast on giant steaks or to marvel at the unusual roadside attractions. Experience authentic Americana by renting a car in Amarillo, then hitting the road and heading toward the horizon.

Amarillo and beyond: Peace in the Panhandle Plains

Amarillo is located in the heart of the Panhandle Plains region of Texas, one of the quieter, wilder corners of the state. The American West lives on here, and its wide open roads beckon to drivers with an intrepid spirit. Rent a car, then visit these three cities to get a taste of the region.

Downtown Amarillo

To learn about the history of northern Texas, head to the fascinating Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in the city. Then, discover Amarillo’s weird and wonderful attractions – including a theme park, cowboy ranches, and a vast red-rock canyon. Drive just a short way out of the city and you’ll encounter one of its strangest sights – a row of Cadillacs buried upright along the sides of the road.


Witness the lifestyle of cowboys in old-world Lubbock, where the National Ranching Heritage Center recreates life in the Wild West. But that’s not all you’ll find in this atmospheric city. A museum dedicated to Buddy Holly celebrates the city’s most famous son, while the food and drink scene features a selection of mouthwatering BBQ options and local beers.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 50 minutes

Distance: Approximately 125 miles

Palo Duro Canyon

Hop in your rental car and drive a short distance south of the city to reach a stunning canyon, where dust-red rocks jut into the sky, and hiking trails wind through the beautiful state park. One of the best ways to see the park is from the back of a horse, and to imagine yourself, for a brief moment, as a cowboy or cowgirl.

Journey time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 25 miles