Play Here's Activity Roundup for July 5 to 12, with rodeos, 'Texas,' 'Secret Garden,' First Friday, more

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Mallari McCormack stars in "The Secret Garden."
Photo by Chip Chandler

By Chip Chandler — Producer

The week ahead offers the region's biggest rodeos, plus outdoor concerts, musical theater, art shows, family activities and more. Check here for all your options through July 12!

 

July 5

The 77th annual Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo returns July 5 to 7.

Join the Beat: Take part in an interactive drum circle. (7 p.m. July 5, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. July 5; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

130th Canadian Rodeo: One of the Panhandle's oldest rodeos continues with three nights of competition. (7 p.m. July 5; continues through July 7. Canadian Rodeo Arena, Texas Highways 83 and 60. Admission $5 ages 3 and older. 806-255-0034)

Wellington Fourth of July Rodeo: Check out the action at the 16th annual event. (7:30 p.m. July 5; continues through July 7. Wellington Fairgrounds, First Street and U.S. Highway 83. Admission $10 adults, $1 ages 17 and younger. 806-205-2264)

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo: Saddle up for the 77th annual rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 5; continues through July 7. Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission $10 ages 7 and older. 806-622-5038)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature new works by Where We Are Now and music from Hayden Pedigo(8 p.m. July 5, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 5; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 6

RR Entertainment's "Wonderland Wives" will be staged July 6 and 7 at RR Bar.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Coffee & Cuties: Children 5 and younger can enjoy stories, crafts and more with their parents and grandparents. (9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. July 6, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Free with museum admission of $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through the newly rebranded Arts in the Sunset will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. (5 to 8 p.m. July 6, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 9:30 p.m. July 6, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

130th Canadian Rodeo: One of the Panhandle's oldest rodeos continues with three nights of competition. (7 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. Canadian Rodeo Arena, Texas Highways 83 and 60. Admission $5 ages 3 and older. 806-255-0034)

Saint's Roost Celebration: Clarendon's 141st annual Independence Day celebration continues with a ranch rodeo and a dance featuring Giovannie & The Hired Guns(7:30 p.m. July 6, Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association rodeo arena, one block north of U.S. Highway 287 east of town. Tickets $10. 806-874-2421)

The Secret Garden: The student cast of Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical will stage this musical adaptation (by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon) of the popular children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a young English girl who's sent to live with unfamiliar family members following the death of ther parents. (7:30 p.m. July 6; continues through July 8. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Wellington Fourth of July Rodeo: Check out the action at the 16th annual event. (7:30 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. Wellington Fairgrounds, First Street and U.S. Highway 83. Admission $10 adults, $5 ages 17 and younger. 806-205-2264)

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo: Saddle up for the 77th annual rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission $10 ages 7 and older. 806-622-5038)

Wonderland Wives: This risque comedy catches up with favorite fairy-tale figures after Happily Ever After. (8 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10. Text 806-206-4326)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 6; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 7

Artist Steven Schroeder's work will be seen in "A Gift of Fire: New Work on Paper and Canvas" at Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts.

Saint's Roost Celebration: Clarendon's 141st annual Independence Day celebration continues with an arts & crafts fair at 9 a.m., a parade at 10 am., the Shriners' Barbecue lunch at 11 a.m., Henson's Turtle Race at 2 p.m., a ranch rodeo at 7:30 p.m. and a dance featuring Luke Koepke & The Indian Creek Band at 9 p.m. (all day July 7, Donley County Courthouse, 300 S. Sully St.​; parade along Kearney, Third and Sully streets; Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association rodeo arena, one block north of U.S. Highway 287 east of town. Lunch tickets $12, rodeo tickets $10. 806-874-2421)

Early Birds Walk: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an early morning birding walk of less than one mile. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not required. (7:30 a.m. July 7, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Birding 101: Learn the basics of birding while sitting at the canyon's wildlife viewing blind. Bring binoculars. (8:30 a.m. July 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. Amarillo folk-rock band The DustJackets will perform. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 7; continues July 8. 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Pliking: Meet at the head of the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for this new activity. "Pliking" combines the Swedish term plocka upp with hiking for a brisk, three-mile walk combined with picking up litter. (10 a.m. July 7, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge and read a book James Bowen's memoir A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life(10 a.m. July 7, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

There's Something Happening Here: West Texas A&M University professor Marty Kuhlman will discuss how America's involvement in the Vietnam War affected music and popular culture. (2 p.m. July 7, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Range Riders Music Festival: This day-long fest will feature music from headliner Shooter Jennings, plus Danny Ruiz & Gypsy RenegadeLindsey LaneRock with a Band and more. (Noon July 7, Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, $50 VIP. 806-622-5038)

Native American Games: Children ages 12 and younger can learn about Native American games of chance and skill. (2 p.m. July 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Flights & Bites: Enjoy a wine and tapas pairing event with J&L Good Grubs food truck. Reservations required. (6 p.m. July 7, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Tickets $30. 806-488-2214)

A Gift of Fire: New Work on Paper and Canvas: Chicago artist Steven Schroeder's work will be featured in a new exhibition. (6 p.m. July 7 opening reception; on view through Aug. 18. Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts, 2717 Stanley St. Free. 806-576-2480)

130th Canadian Rodeo: One of the Panhandle's oldest rodeos continues with three nights of competition. (7 p.m. July 7, Canadian Rodeo Arena, Texas Highways 83 and 60. Admission $5 ages 3 and older. 806-255-0034)

Song of the Eagle: The Kwahadi Dancers' summer show continues. (7 p.m. July 7; dinner at 6 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. $9 adults, $8 seniors and $7 children; optional dinner additional charge. 806-335-3175)

Dirt Storm Drifters: The Americana trio will perform. (7:30 p.m. July 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Kyle Park: The Texas country star will celebrate the release of new album Don't Forget Where You Come From with openers Aaron Copeland and Scotty Alexander(7:30 p.m. July 7, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $15 general admission, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

The Secret Garden: The student cast of Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical will stage this musical adaptation (by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon) of the popular children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a young English girl who's sent to live with unfamiliar family members following the death of ther parents. (7:30 p.m. July 7; continues through July 8. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Wellington Fourth of July Rodeo: Check out the action at the 16th annual event. Hillbilly Stu and Jay Statham & The Tokie Show will perform for a dance after the rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 7, Wellington Fairgrounds, First Street and U.S. Highway 83. Admission $10 adults, $5 ages 17 and younger. 806-205-2264)

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo: Saddle up for the 77th annual rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission $20, including preceding music festival. 806-622-5038)

Wonderland Wives: This risque comedy catches up with favorite fairy-tale figures after Happily Ever After. (8 p.m. July 7, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10. Text 806-206-4326)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 7; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 8

Garden Brothers Circus hits town for three performances July 8.
Courtesy Garden Brothers Circus / Facebook

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8, 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Garden Brothers Circus: Look for clowns, horses, acrobats, stunt riders and more when this three-ring circus comes to town. (1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. July 8 Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 children and $25 adults general admission, $20 children and $35 adults VIP. 806-378-3096)

The Secret Garden: The student cast of Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical will stage this musical adaptation (by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon) of the popular children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a young English girl who's sent to live with unfamiliar family members following the death of ther parents. (2:30 p.m. July 8, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Pageant Play auditions: Roles are available for two men and two women ages 25 to 40 in this satire of child beauty pageants that kicks off the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space season. (7:30 p.m. July 8; continues July 9. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage Terk Lobby, 2019 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 8; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 9

Beginners Guitar Lessons: Pick up some basic chords and simple songs. (2 to 3 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Texas at the Library: Cast members of the outdoor drama will perform. (3 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Musical Science: Join librarians and Don Harrington Discovery Center staff to learn about sound sandwiches and a pickle piano. (5 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

¡Quiero Bailar! I Want to Dance: Bring a partner and learn a variety of Latin dances. (7 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Pageant Play auditions: Roles are available for two men and two women ages 25 to 40 in this satire of child beauty pageants that kicks off the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space season. (7:30 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage Terk Lobby, 2019 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

 

July 10

Junior Ranger: Kids ages 4 to 12 can meet at visitor center at Palo Duro Canyon State Park to learn about Leave No Trace and earn a Junior Ranger patch. (10 a.m. July 10, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Peter and the Wolf: Enjoy a reading of the famous story and take part in related activities. (2 p.m. July 10, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Game Night Rocks: Families can enjoy a variety of games. (6 p.m. July 10, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

June Jazz: The Esquire Jazz Band will perform at the season finale of the expanded outdoor series. (7 p.m. July 10, mall in front of the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5345)

Starlight Theater: Texas country act The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 10, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 10; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 11

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo folk-rock band The DustJackets will perform at the Center City concert series. The American Quarter Horse Association cook team will sell sausage wraps. (11:45 a.m. July 11, Potter County Courthouse lawn, Sixth Avenue and Tyler Street. Lunch $8; $75 for season-long punch card. 806-372-6744)

The Science of Sound: Learn about sound waves. (4 p.m. July 11, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

STEM Lab: This monthly program on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math continues with an exploration of the science of density and surface tension. (4 p.m. July 11, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 11; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 12

Texas Route 66 Festival: Celebrate the Mother Road in a big way in this new festival in Shamrock and McLean. Opening-day activities include a welcome party in McLean. (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 12; continues through July 15. Various locations in McLean. Free. 806-373-1427 or txivy@arn.net)

Video Games: Teens can enjoy an afternoon of gaming. (2 p.m. July 12, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. July 12, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. July 12, Midwest Machine, 661 S. Washington St. Free. 806-373-7800)

Savor the Goods: A Farm-to-Table Experience: Panhandle PBS will host its second dining event, this time featuring Chef/Owner Jessica Higgins of Girasol Cafe & Bakery. Higgins will demonstrate a recipe and serve an Italian menu showcasing fresh meats, vegetables and dairy ingredients from ranchers and farmers in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains. (6 p.m. July 12, The Venue, 7200 Canyon Drive. Tickets $75. 806-371-5479 or corby.fails@actx.edu)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band Noah Jenda will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. July 12; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

Amarillo Opera: The opera company's artists in residence will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 12, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 12; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

 

Ongoing

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: The monument, about 35 miles north of Amarillo near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Daily hikes with rangers are offered from 10 a.m. to noon; reservations requested. Admission is free. Call 806-857-6680.
  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through September, including Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children through eighth grade. Call 806-352-6513.
  • Amarillo Escape and Mystery: Attempt to escape a variety of themed locked rooms in 60 minutes at this attraction, 12208 Canyon Drive. It's open daily by reservation; games must be booked two hours in advance. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-414-2382.
  • Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St., features Works on Paper through July 29. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the summer at all branches. Call 806-378-3051.
  • Amarillo Railroad Museum: The museum, 3160 I Ave., is open 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Call 806-335-3333.
  • Amarillo Rock Climbing House: The attraction, 500 S. Fannin St., is open 2 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-418-2431.
  • Amarillo Suite Escape: Visitors can attempt to escape from three rooms with rotating themes at this attraction, 715 S. Lamar St. Hours are noon to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, plus by appointment. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-640-3831.
  • Amarillo Zoo: The zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12, and free on Monday. Call 806-381-7911.
  • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: The facility, 2601 E. Interstate 40, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). It's featuring Hard Work and Horse Power through July 29. Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 veterans, $3 children ages 6 to 18 and free for active-duty military and children 5 and younger. Call 806-376-4811. 
  • Arts in the Sunset: The galleries, 3701 Plains Blvd., are generally open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. Call 806-353-5700.
  • Bill’s Backyard Classics: The classic car and truck museum, 5309 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Caprock Canyons State Park: The canyon, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque, is open daily. Park admission $4 for ages 12 and older. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., features Populous through July 6 and Texas Inspired from July 13 to 24. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center currently features the Aviation exhibition. Located at 1200 Streit Drive, it's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. Call 806-367-8954.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., features free tours conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • Kwahadi Indian Museum: Celebrate the legacy of the Native American population on the Plains and the Kwahadi Dancers at this museum, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Hours are noon to 5 pm. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in June, July and August, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from September through May. Call 806-335-3175.
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: The park, located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch, is open 24 hours a day. The area also includes Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • Palo Duro Adventure Park and Zip Line: This attraction, located near the entrance of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (plus Labor Day) through Labor Day, weather permitting. Call 806-488-2260.
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park: The canyon, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: The museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31 and Native Lifeways of the Plains through May 2019. It's open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays from June through August. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children and free for members and children younger than 4. Call 806-651-2244.
  • River Breaks Ranch: This attraction, 7802 Durrett Drive, offers sporting clays, team roping, horse racing and more. Call 806-374-0357.
  • Southern Light Gallery: The art gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, is open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654.
  • Sports World: This attraction, 9400 Canyon Drive, offers miniature golf and a go-kart track. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-331-7223. 
  • Starlight Ranch Event Center: The event center's zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more are open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. It's located at 1415 Sunrise Drive. Zip line prices are $25 for first ride, $7 for additional rides. Maze price is $5 per walkthrough. Day passes are $50; night passes (7 p.m. to midnight) are $40. Call 806-683-7883.
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • Texas Panhandle War Memorial: The memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., is open 24 hours a day year-round. Admission is free. Call 806-353-3300 or 806-674-0495.
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: The center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and children. Call 806-352-6007.
  • Wonderland Park: The park, 2601 Dumas Drive, will continue its 67th season. Park hours vary throughout the spring and summer, so check their calendar for the most up-to-date information. Ultimate WOW passes are $31.95 to $39.95; regular WOW passes are $16.95 to $24.95. Spectator passes are $5. Miniature golf is $5; hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 806-383-3344.
  • Xcape Room Warehouse: The escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays; other times available by appointment. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

 

Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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