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  • A Look into Amarillo’s Past – The New Amarillo Historical Museum

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Amarillo, Parks & Recreation in Amarillo, In My Neighborhood in Amarillo  |  March 12, 2013 7:12 AM  |  216 views  |  No comments

    Amarillo Historical Museum

    You can get a new look into Amarillo’s past at the new Amarillo Historical Museum. It’s the newest addition of museums to Amarillo, TX. You’ll find many types of treasures from the area’s history thanks to Tom Warren II. He has worked hard over the past 18 months to get the museum open to the public. And best of all, the Mr. Warren applied for a nonprofit status so no one will pay admission. For now the museum will depend on fundraisers to keep it open and there is already talk of expansion as the communities interest grows.

    The Warren family came to Amarillo, TX in 1895 so they have a lot of history in the community. Many of the items in the museum are Warren family memorabilia while other items have been donated by local residents. You’ll find a large collection of photos, newspapers, tools, farm equipment and more.

    Today, Warren just hopes the museum will provide an accurate and interesting record of Amarillo’s history that generation in the future can enjoy and learn from. His biggest motivation to open the museum was the many grand events that have happened in Amarillo, TX. He wanted a public record of the things that local Amarillian’s have experienced and achieved that are a big part of the past.

    You can find the Amarillo Historical Museum at 211 S.E. 17th Ave. in room 117.

    Other great museums in the area include:

    Panhandle Plains Historical Museum – This museum will take you back to the times of the Old West with its life size Pioneer Town. It’s Texas’ largest history museum that covers many parts of history from dinosaurs to conquistadors. This history in this museum dates back 14,000 years. You’ll also learn about the history of the petroleum industry, see the Southwest’s finest art collections and much more.

    Amarillo Railroad Museum – This museum is not your typical museum. It’s not all about history. This museum is a lively growing parade of exciting, interesting, and education challenges. The goals of the museum are broken down in three parts. Part one is to education the public about the Texas Panhandle, railroads, and how important economic issues affect both. Part two to show the history of railroading by the preservation of oral history, artifacts and model railroads. Part three is to continue to develop the land and buildings for public use in the Amarillo, TX area.

    This Amarillo museum information is brought to you by: Tom Kile – your real estate resource for Amarillo, TX and surrounding communities.



    Originally posted at: http://allamarillohomes.info/a-look-into-amarillos-past-the-new-amarillo-historical-museum/
  • Amarillo TX Halloween Activities and Fall Fun

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Amarillo, Parks & Recreation in Amarillo, In My Neighborhood in Amarillo  |  October 15, 2012 3:26 PM  |  166 views  |  No comments

    Amarillo, TX Halloween Events

    If you’re looking for Halloween activities and fall fun in Amarillo, TX, you have come to the right place.  Here, you will find several things happening around Amarillo for the whole family to enjoy.

    Amarillo Halloween and Fall Fun:

    ◘ Boo at the Zoo – Looking for a fun and wild way to celebrate Halloween?  Join the no so scary animals with a high-spirited Halloween event at the Amarillo Zoo.  Enjoy theme nights, treat stations, games, crafts, costumed characters, and much more.

    Days & Times:

    October 26 from 5:30 to 9:00pm

    October 27 from 5:30 to 9:00pm

    October 28 from 12:00 to 5:00pm

    Cost: $5 per person

    ◘ All Hallows Eve Hustle – This virtual run event lets you run your favorite route on race day.  100% of all proceeds will go to support Hold in the Wall Camps.

    Date: October 29 – 31

    ◘ 6th Street Creepy Crawl – This annual historic 6th street romp is known for its haunted adventure at the award winning 6th Street Massacre Haunted House.  There will also be live music, face painting, refreshments and other activities to keep you going all night long. 

    Date: October 31

    Time: 8pm

    Location: 2812 SW Sixth Avenue, Amarillo, TX

    ◘ Pumpkin Carnival – The Amarillo Library will have an all day pumpkin carnival for the whole family.

    Date: October 30

    Location: 1500 NE 24th, Amarillo, TX

    Amarillo Pumpkin Patches:

    ◘ Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm – Well rounded family fun for the fall season.

    Activities Include:

    * Maxwell’s Giant Maze

    * Obstacle Course

    * Volleyball – TEXAS STYLE

    * Rope Maze

    * Hayrides

    * Pumpkin Pickin’ (Pumpkins sold by their size)

    * Gigantic Jumping Pillow

    * Cow Train

    * Wagon Trail Ride

    * Hay Pyramid

    * Visit The Animals at Bunnyville and The Golden Goat Bridge

    * Maxwell Mining Company’s Giant Mountain Slides

    * Maxwell’s Magic Carpet Ride

    * Corn Box

    * Pumpkin Jumper

    * Pedal Cars

    * Little Trikes

    * Ducky Derby

    * And Much More!!!

    Daytime admission: ages 3 and up $8.50 from 10am to 6pm

    Evening admission: ages 3 and up $6.50 from 6pm to 10pm

    ◘ Amazingly Fun Farms – It’s amazingly fun at this farm with many great activities.

    Activities include:

    * 9 Acre Cornfield Maze

    * Hay Rid

    * Cow Train

    * Corn Cannon Pumpkin Blaster

    * Hay Slide

    * Farm Animals

    * Hay Jump

    * Mini Mazes

    * Play Ground

    * Giant Corn Popper Jumper

    * Zip Lines

    * Fire Bazooka Ball Arena

    * Pumpkin Patch

    ◘ New to the farm this year – Farmageddon “Zombie Safari”.  Come see how many zombies you can handle before you slip into the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse.  It’s the only haunted cornfield in Amarillo. 

    Days & Times:

    Fridays: 5-10pm

    Saturday’s 1-10pm

    Sunday’s 1-6pm

    Cost: Ages 3 and up $10, under 2 is free

    Combo tickets: Fun farm, farmageddon and friendly fire $25

    These Amarillo Halloween and Fall events are brought to you by: Tom Kile - your real estate resource for Amarillo, TX and surrounding communities.


    Originally posted at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3479773/amarillo-tx-halloween-activities-and-fall-fun
  • Amarillo, TX Events Not to Miss this August

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Amarillo, Parks & Recreation in Amarillo, In My Neighborhood in Amarillo  |  August 13, 2012 5:18 PM  |  128 views  |  No comments

    There will be some great events in Amarillo, TX for the whole family to enjoy this August.  Therefore, I have found a few of the most popular and affordable events that will guarantee you have a good time.


    Amarillo TX Events


    Amarillo’s August Events


    America’s Horse in Art – An annual exhibit of over 30 artists that feature the horse that settled the West.  All proceeds will go to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.

    When: 8/11/2012 – 11/10/12

    Time: 9am to 5pm Monday – Saturday

    Where: American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

    Price: AQHA members are free, $2 ages 6-18, $6 adults, $5 seniors, and under 5 are free.]


    Purebred & Household Pet Show – The first annual cat show you don’t want to miss.

    When: 8/18/12 – 8/19/12

    Time: Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 4pm

    Where: Amarillo Civic Center Regency Room

    Price: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children, $15 for families


    Polk Street Block Party – A grand event brought by Center City of Amarillo that will include great food and entertainment.

    When: 8/18/12

    Time: call 806-372-6744

    Where: Downtown Amarillo


    Route 66 Motor Speedway – Each Saturday night motor sport enthusiasts will get the perfect fix for racing action.  You will find a variety of cars such as Street Stocks, Modifieds, limited Modifieds, Pony Stock and Cyclones.

    When: Now through September 2012

    Where: Route 66 Motor Speedway

    Price: General admission $15, pit passes $25

     

    Tom Kile – Your real estate resource for Amarillo, TX and surrounding communities.

     



    Originally posted at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3408166/amarillo-tx-events-not-to-miss-this-august
  • Fourth of July Events In and Around Amarillo, TX

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Amarillo, Parks & Recreation in Amarillo, In My Neighborhood in Amarillo  |  July 2, 2012 3:58 PM  |  137 views  |  No comments

    One of the biggest events in the Texas Panhandle is the AGN Media July 4th Fireworks Festival.  It has been the pride and joy of Amarillo since 1954. So, come on out and join in on the fun with your family and friends.  Gates open at 4:30pm at John Stiff Memorial Park.

    fireworks

    Some great attractions you will find at this 2012 fireworks festival is kids rides, food, concerts, hot air balloons and helicopters.  And, of course the peak of the celebration will begin just after dark.  The Amarillo Symphony will be playing while Western Enterprises puts on a fabulous display of fireworks.

    The Amarillo Zoo will kick off the Fourth of July on Saturday.  They will feature animal activities, live music, and more inside Thompson Park.  Solomon, the African lion, will try to break the record for eating a 72oz Big Texan Steak Ranch steak.  The current record is 89 seconds. Will he beat that?  People can also get in on the fun of eating with the pie eating contest.  Admission fees will apply.  Adults are $3, $2 for seniors and $1 for children ages 3 to 12.

    Canyon, TX will be starting the Fourth of July with a Lions Club pancake breakfast at Cole Community Center.  On Canyon’s downtown square you will find over 150 booths full of activities, food, drinks and more.  The event will begin at 9am and go through 3pm.  The Independence Day parade will begin on Fourth Avenue at 10:30am.  The next big event of the day will begin at 6pm in Connor Park with fireworks starting at 9:50pm.

    Tom Kile – Your real estate resource for Amarillo, TX and surrounding communities.


    Originally posted at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3362720/fourth-of-july-events-in-and-around-amarillo-tx

 
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