hen the weather is warm all you want to do is get out of the house and into nature.  Take a walk, see wildlife, or just sit in a lawn chair and enjoy the peace.

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Whatever you choose to enjoy nature it's still the perfect way to take in the beauty of the area.

Here are the best places to enjoy nature in Amarillo.

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

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This nature center has over 640 acres and over 5 miles of trails.  Some of the paths are paved some aren't.  They also have a dig pit and learn about the prehistoric Panhandle.  They have education courses available as well.  It's perfect for a day of hiking and learning.

Admission Prices:

  • Adult - $4
  • Child - $3
  • Under 1 - FREE
  • They offer discounts for the military, students, and seniors

Hobo Hills/9th Street Trails

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Hobo Hills is a place in Amarillo that is located north of Medi-Park across 9th Street.  It is a system of trails that the people of Amarillo have been using for hiking as well as biking for years.  Back in 2021, Six Pack Outdoors took over the area, cleaned it up, added more trails and they maintain the area.

The area is free to use

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

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There is nothing more natural than a garden of beautiful plants and flowers and trees.  The Amarillo Botanical Gardens perk up once spring gets here.  You'll want to visit multiple times as the seasons change.   They also have fun events throughout the year including their Christmas in the Gardens.  If you want a nature wedding this might be the perfect spot.

Palo Duro Canyon

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This is an absolute given if you want to get out into nature.  You can hike the trails, drive through the canyon, have a picnic with your family, take a horseback ride and so much more.  You never know what kind of wildlife you will see, the wild turkeys do like to roam.

Amarillo Parks

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Amarillo has parks all over the city.  Most have walking trails, and some have small ponds to fish.  They are perfect for getting outside and having some fun.  Find a full list of parks here.

Get out and have some fun this weekend exploring nature.

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