OUR TOWN: Canyon fun for families
Just south of Amarillo on I-27, there's a town full of treasures. A community so full of fun for families, you could spend a day, a weekend, or a week enjoying the activities it offers.
Here's a quick list...
Palo Duro Canyon, is of course the largest site to see.
Watch the outdoor musical TEXAS in the Pioneer Amphitheatre
Get a view of the Canyon's walls from the Zipline Adventure Park.
Tee it up at Palo Duro Creek golf course
Cheer on a team on Friday nights under the stadium lights at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium
Camp at the retreat full of outdoor fun at Ceta Canyon
My 3 year-old son loves to watch the many trains pass through the city
Check out the firetrucks at the city's fire station
Stop and say hi to Big Tex Randall
Canyon's Library is always offering up something for the kiddos
Spend a day or more in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Texas' largest history museum. Check out the dinosaurs, classic cars, Pioneer Town...."it's so interactive, kids can go in and can pump water and try on clothes and sit in the school," Museum Marketing Director Stephanie Price said.
The museum has much to see and do including their many programs, including Toddler Tuesdays, Summer Programs and their Night at the Museum.
"It's just a wonderful place for families and a place to come make memories. How often will you hear kids say mom, remember that time we went to the mall? They'll probably say do you remember the time We stood under that dinosaur and it roared and scared me, and a I had a blast," Price said. "We really are the place you can make memories with the kiddos."
Head to the town square and get a pretzel and a shack at the Rock N Roll Soda Shop
Get a cooking from the Cake Company
Have some fun where I spent most days growing up at the Virgil Henson Activities Center on the WT Campus. Swimming, Bowling and climbing the one-of-a-kind rock wall and more are available to anyone with a membership (and you don't have to be a WT student).
That's just a small sample of the many treasures Canyon offers. Visit the town to find more, it's worth the trip.