Amarillo is a big city with a ton of activities to enjoy when you are visiting.

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There are the normal answers on how you can spend 36 hours in Amarillo, but what's the fun in that? Here's what you can do in Amarillo in 36 hours, with the wrong answers.

Fist Fight the Wind

It's inevitable that the wind in Amarillo will blow, and blow a lot.  The wind doesn't care and will blow 70 mph.  The great thing about the wind is the dirt it stirs up.  So not only do you get to enjoy the wind, you'll be eating dirt at the same time.  That's all thanks to the lack of precipitation in the area.

Scavenger Hunt for Murals and Landmarks

The great news is Amarillo is full of art and creative landmarks, it would take you quite a while to find all the great murals, sculptures, and landmarks throughout the city.

Break the Law and Get a Free Room to Stay

Amarillo is running rampant with various forms of crime.  The minute you walk into the city, just commit a crime and you'll be given a place to stay and 3 meals per day. Potter County Detention Center is quite the picture of luxury, if I may say so. However, you won't get to choose who you room with, so that's another adventure in itself.

Rope a Bull in a Feedyard

This will be a fun one, you'll rope a bull, then that bull will take off dragging you along with it through the layers of cow pies on the ground.  Not only that, it'll spook the rest of the cows and bulls and probably start a stampede, you'll have just enough time to pick yourself off the ground, spit out the cow manure in your mouth and run for your life.  Then, once the cows have calmed down you'll spend the next 34 hours showering to get rid of the smell and brushing your teeth to get that nasty cow poop out of your mouth.

Throw a Trash Party

Just take a peek around town and in the alleys.  Look around town for empty lots and you'll find a ton of trash. If you like to pick up trash, then you could spend that time filling dumpsters with all the junk people just dump in random places all over town.

Fill Pot Holes

Let's face it everywhere you drive you will find a pothole in Amarillo.  Don't plan to bust out the concrete fill the holes and patch it. Fill the post holes with plants or other various items to make them look pretty. Leave Amarillo with pretty potholes.

Try to Find Amarillo's 7 Gates of Hell

This is something that tends to pop up around Halloween, and it seems the tale is similar in other cities.  However, it's been said Amarillo has 7 gates of hell.  You could go on a quest to find them.  That or find the hidden swingers' clubs.

Go to Buc-ee's

Let me clarify, drive to the empty land where Buc-ee's is supposed to be and walk around pretending to shop at Buc-ee's.  Maybe you can manifest the massive store with the cleanest bathrooms.  Here's hoping it will be built and ready to open in 2024.


Just spend any amount of time at some of the more popular clubs in town, and that's exactly what you'll be doing, dodging bullets, because it seems every week there's a new shooting at a club.

Political Comedy Shows

Just watch the latest City Council meeting or read the comments on any political posts on social media.   You'll be entertained for 36 hours and then some.

Ok but seriously, there's some fun to be had in Amarillo for 36 hours, just check out this couple's adventure.

Top 25 Things To Do In Amarillo

Here are the best things to do in Amarillo.

The Cactus Cove Inn

The Cactus Cove Inn and Suites is a brand-new oasis in Amarillo.

The Cactus Cove Inn was formerly known as the 1Hotel or better known as the La Kiva.

The hotel has been remodeled and is now the perfect place to stay and enjoy many amenities including:

  • Convenient self-check-in
  • A sparkling indoor pool
  • Open & airy atrium
  • Indoor putting green for leisure activity
  • Giant cornhole boards
  • Car sharing with Turo
  • Free shuttle to the iconic Big Texan Steak Ranch and Starlight Ranch
  • Pets stay free
  • Tesla Charging Station
Plus, The Western Horseman Club will return to the hotel in its new form in June for a great place to kick your heels up and dance.

This will be the perfect place for those to stay while traveling or a perfect staycation.

The Incredible Murals You'll Find In Amarillo

Amarillo is full of astonishingly beautiful artwork in the most unlikely places. Check out our collection of the hidden gems you'll find around town. Some, you'll recognize from Downtown and others you might have to go hunting for.

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