Play Here's Activity Roundup for June 28 to July 5, with Fourth of July fun, 'Texas,' Draggin' Main, more

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Amarillo's fireworks will explode June 30.
Photo by Ralph Duke

By Chip Chandler — Producer

The week ahead boasts tons of holiday fun, but that's not all! Check here for all of your activity and event options through July 5!

 

June 28

Reckless Kelly will perform June 28 at Starlight Ranch Event Center.

Summer Spectacular: The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association brings its seasonal sensation to town. (8 a.m. June 28; continues through July 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of this month's selection, Jack London's Call of the Wild (one of PBS's The Great American Read books). (12:15 p.m. June 28, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

DIY Bookends: Decorate bookends with words and pictures. (2 to 4 p.m. June 28, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Rock 'n' Reel: This film series will focus on movies about music. This week: The Music Never Stopped(6:30 p.m. June 28; doors open at 6 p.m. Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Clovis, N.M., will be rocking and rolling with this fest for music and car lovers alike, including (on this evening) a concert by classic rock band The Killer Vees(7 p.m. MDT June 28, Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way in Clovis, N.M., 575-763-3435)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo folk singer Tennessee Tuckness will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. June 28; 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)

Music in the Park: Amarillo rockers Andy Solano and Ace Rodriguez will perform in Canadian. (7 p.m. June 28, Canadian Chamber of Commerce lawn, 119 N. Second St. Free. 806-323-6234)

Poetry Circle: Enjoy works by others or share your own at this monthly event from High Plains Poetry Project. (7 p.m. June 28, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

June Jams: Amarillo rock band Velvet Funk will perform for the Canyon Main Street concert series. (7:30 p.m. June 28, Neblett Park, Sixth Avenue and 16th Street. Free. 806-656-6833)

Reckless Kelly: The beloved Americana band will perform with opener Drake Hayes Band(7:30 p.m. June 28, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $15 to $50, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 28; 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)

 

June 29

Fairy tales get an adult twist in RR Entertainment's "Wonderland Wives" on June 29 and 30.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Summer Spectacular: The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association brings its seasonal sensation to town. (8 a.m. June 29; continues through July 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Bicycle Safety: Learn tips from the Amarillo Police Department. (10 a.m. June 29, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Matt the Cowpony: Meet a friendly pony and see horse tricks. (10 a.m. June 27, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Final Friday Art Bazaar: This monthly event includes an art show by Jamie Lee Trevino, bazaar and homemade crafts. (5:30 p.m. June 29, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-681-0821)

Explode!: Explore the science of combustion at this family-friendly Independence Day event with explosions on the half-hour. (6 to 9 p.m. June 29, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Admission $5, free for veterans and active military members. 806-355-9547)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 9:30 p.m. June 29, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Clovis, N.M., will be rocking and rolling with this fest for music and car lovers alike, including (on this evening) a concert by rockers Warrant and Steelheart(7 p.m. MDT June 29, Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way in Clovis, N.M., 575-763-3435)

Patriotic Concert: The Amarillo Community Chorale will get a head start on the July 4 holidays. (7 p.m. June 29, Washington Avenue Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington St. Free. 806-352-1442)

Wonderland Wives: This risque comedy catches up with favorite fairy-tale figures after Happily Ever After. A Bomb City Pretties cabaret show will follow. (8 p.m. June 29; continues through July 7. RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10; $15 with cabaret. Text 806-206-4326)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 29; 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)

 

June 30

The Route 66 Heart of Amarillo Festival is June 30 on Historic Route 66.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Summer Spectacular: The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association brings its seasonal sensation to town. (8 a.m. June 30; continues through July 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30; continues through Oct. 6. Polk Street from Fifth to 10th avenues. Free. 806-335-6360)

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Clovis, N.M., will be rocking and rolling with this fest for music and car lovers alike with a Gearhead Gathering outdoor party and Draggin' Main cruise. (9 a.m. MDT gathering, 5 p.m. MDT cruise June 30. 100 Commerce Way in Clovis, N.M. 575-763-3435)

Caprock Canyons Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour through Caprock Canyons State Park. Reserations required. (10 to 11:30 a.m. June 30, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Route 66 Heart of Amarillo Festival: This event along the Mother Road will return, with live music, '50s and '60s costume contest, car show, bike show and more. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30, Historic Route 66 between Georgia and Western Streets. Free. txivy@arn.net)

Woodstock Rocks!: Watch the Oscar-winning documentary about the 1969 music festival. (1:30 p.m. June 30, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Goin' Batty: Kids can learn about Caprock Canyon's bat population with games, a read-aloud and more. (2 to 3 p.m. June 30, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Celebration of Freedom: The Sons of the American Legion Hanson Post 54 and Amarillo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1475 will host an early Independence Day celebration with live music, a car and bike show, silent auction, kids activities, adult beverages and more. (3 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 30, Hanson Post 54, 617 S.W. Seventh Ave. Cover $10; $5 for veterans and first responders; free ages 12 and younger. 806-673-7488)

Amarillo's Route 66 Celebration: Downtown will come alive with this second-annual party. A food truck alley will be located on Seventh Avenue between Polk and Fillmore streets. The Joe's Hospitality Center, provided by Joe Daddy's and Joe Taco, will feature adult beverages and food at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Taylor Street. The Amarillo National Bank Stage between Sixth and Seventh avenues on Polk Street will feature The DustJackets at 5 p.m., Andy Chase at 6:10 p.m., Rock Bottom at 7:20 p.m. and Insufficient Funds at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The Happy State Bank Stage at Sixth Avenue and Taylor Street will feature DJ Tommy the Hacker. And fireworks will begin around 9:45 p.m. from the construction site for the future multi-purpose event center on Buchanan Street. (4 to 10:30 p.m. June 30, downtown Amarillo. Free. 806-373-7800)

Lovestock Party on 10th: Celebrate the upcoming July 4 holiday with a music festival featuring 17 acts at T's BarMusic Box and Zombiez Bar & Grill at 10th Avenue and Madison Street, food from Wonder Womenz Bakery and Zombiez, and more. Beer with $5 wristbands. (5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 30, 10th Avenue and Madison Street. Free.)

Caffeinated Comedy: Amarillo and Lubbock comedians (lineup TBA) will face off in three rounds — five-minute sets, improv and roasting. Audience members will vote on the winning city. Host is Landry Morren. Show is for ages 18 and older. (7 p.m. June 30, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 Coulter St., Suite 100. 806-803-9022)

Song of the Eagle: The Kwahadi Dancers' summer show returns. (7 p.m. June 30; 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)

Wonderland Wives: This risque comedy catches up with favorite fairy-tale figures after Happily Ever After. A Bomb City Pretties cabaret show will follow. (8 p.m. June 30; continues through July 7. RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10; $15 with cabaret. Text 806-206-4326.)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 30; 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)

Texas State Bison Herd: Learn more about the state's official herd at Caprock Canyons State Park in this special presentation. (9:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 30, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

 

July 1

Summer Spectacular: The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association brings its seasonal sensation to town. (8 a.m. July 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Little Mazarn: The Austin-based duo will perform for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio(7:30 p.m. July 1; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Teckla House, 2501 Teckla Blvd.. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. Look for the extended patriotic finale through July 7. (8:30 p.m. July 1; 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 2

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

Giraffes Can't Dance: Enjoy story time and crafts. (3 to 4 p.m. July 2, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Musical Trivia: Test your knowledge. (7 p.m. July 2, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

July 3

Amarillo jazz man Austin Brazille and his combo will entertain crowds July 3 at June Jazz at Amarillo College.

Tot Trek: Meet at Mack Dick Group Pavilion at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for a fun story of the west and an easy half-mile hike. (10 a.m. July 3, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Wind Chimes: Make your own chimes. (2 p.m. July 3, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Wheeler Fourth of July: The 33rd annual Wheeler Chamber of Commerce celebrations will include the Mr. and Miss Firecracker Pageant at 5:30 p.m. at Rogue Theatre, 406 S. Main St., and a street dance featuring Mitchell Ford & The VolunteersTexas Pearl SnapsTyler Wilhelm & A Few Dollars More and JW Lane & County Road X(5:30 p.m. July 3, various locations in Wheeler. Free. 806-826-3408)

June Jazz: A combo led by Amarillo College grad Austin Brazille will perform at the expanded outdoor series. (7 p.m. July 3, mall in front of the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5345)

Kickin' It in Canyon: Lubbock's red-hot Josh Abbott Band will headline the big festivities in Canyon. (7 p.m. July 3, First United Bank Center on the West Texas A&M University campus. Tickets $10 advance [click for locations], $15 at the gate. 806-655-7815)

Starlight Theater: Amarillo rock band Kim & The Crash will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 3, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Fireworks at the Lake: The third-annual Lake Meredith pyrotechnics show will be followed by a screening of I Can Only Imagine. Foods and snacks will be available from several vendors. (9:30 p.m. July 3, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch. Free. 806-857-3151)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. Look for the extended patriotic finale through July 7. (8:30 p.m. July 3; 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)

Deaf Smith County Fireworks Display: The Deaf Smith County Chamber of Commerce's annual fireworks show will light up the night. (9:40 p.m. July 3, Aquatic Center Park, 400 E. 15th St. in Hereford. Free. 806-364-3333)

 

July 4

An extended finale will greet "Texas" audiences July 1 to 7.
Courtesy "Texas"

(Check here for all July 4 activities.)

Canadian Independence Day Celebrations: Canadian's four-day-long holiday celebrations kick off with an arts and crafts fair, the "Salute to Freedom: Texas Style" parade at 10 a.m., art exhibitions and demonstrations, a hot dog lunch, croquet at The Citadelle, a ranch rodeo, watermelon feast and fireworks. (all day July 4, various locations in Canadian. Mostly free; $10 for croquet, $5 for ranch rodeo. 806-323-6234)

Canyon July Fourth Celebrations: Activities include a pancake breakfast at Cole Community Center, Third Avenue and 16th Street; the Fair on the Square from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Canyon, the parade at 10 a.m. along Fourth Avenue and fireworks at dusk. (all day July 4, various locations in Canyon. Free. 806-655-7815)

Dumas Fourth of July: Watch (or enter) the world championship mud volleyball tournament at 8 a.m., then enjoy fireworks inside Dumas Demon Stadium at 9:30 p.m. (all day July 4, McDade Park, 16th Street and Maddox Avenue in Dumas. Free. 806-935-2123)

Gruver Fourth of July: The town's festivities include the Vroom Vroom bike races at 9 a.m., the Stars & Stripes Parade at 9:30 a.m., games for all ages at 10 a.m., the All-American Backyard BBQ at 11:30 a.m. and more. (all day July 4, Gruver City Park. Free. 806-733-2424)

Vega/Adrian Fourth of July: Vega residents will head to the town's Interstate 40 overpass to wave American flags for oncoming traffic at 9 a.m. July 4, followed by a Fourth of July Celebration at 6 p.m. in Adrian City Park, with fireworks at dusk. (all day July 4, various locations in Vega and Adrian. Free. 806-267-2828)

Wheeler Fourth of July: The 33rd annual Wheeler Chamber of Commerce celebrations will continue with a breakfast at 6:30 a.m., the 1st Lt. Ben Britt Memorial Color Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m., a parade at 9 a.m., park festivities all day, an Elvis tribute performer at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (all day July 4, various locations in Wheeler. Free. 806-826-3408)

David Phillips Memorial 5K and One-Mile Fun Run: This annual run through west Panhandle, held in memory of the late bank officer and avid runner, kicks off the town's July 4 celebrations. (7:30 a.m. July 4, Carson County Courthouse, 501 Main St. in Panhandle. Entry fee $20. 806-683-2411)

Red White & Moo Milk Fest: Plainview's annual July 4th celebrations will include a parade dairy tours, bounce houses, a petting zoo, a mobile dairy classroom, face paintings, hot dog lunch (free for military, teachers, first responders and nurses), food trucks and more. (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 4, Hale County Courthouse lawn, 500 Broadway St. Free. 806-296-1119)

4th Fest: The annual festivities at Mariosa will feature art, food, vintage clothing sales and an art burn, a bonfire where folks can get rid of old, unwanted pieces (only if the burn ban is lifted). Plus, Oakland, Calif., art rock band Grex will bring its album release tour to town for a performance with Hayden Pedigo, Andrew Weathers and Fat Lava. (6 p.m. July 4, Mariposa Eco-Village, 1501 N. Soncy Road. Cover $5. 806-282-0829)

Independence Day Party: Enjoy hot dogs, vinyl selections from Ray Wilson, outdoor games and a view of the Canyon fireworks at this Bar Z party. (7 to 10 p.m. July 4, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $5. 806-488-2214)

Saint's Roost Celebration: Clarendon's 141st annual Independence Day celebration kicks off with a junior rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 4, Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association rodeo arena, one block north of U.S. Highway 287 east of town. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. 806-874-2421)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. Look for the extended patriotic finale through July 7. (8:30 p.m. July 4; 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)

Dalhart Fourth of July: The community celebration will include fireworks at dark, as well as a four-person golf scramble at 10 a.m. at Twisted Elms Golf Club. (9 p.m. July 4, Lake Rita Blanca State Park south of town. Free. 806-244-5646)

Independence Day Night Hike: Enjoy a night-time view of Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this hike from the Givens, Spicer, Lowry Trail parking lot. Bring water to drink, hiking shoes and a flashlight. (9:30 p.m. July 4, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

 

July 5

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)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. Look for the extended patriotic finale through July 7. (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)

 

 

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. 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, 1200 Streit Drive, 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. 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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