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Best Museums in Amarillo

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Serving as one of the most important homes in the Texas Panhandle, the Goodnight home was built in 1887 for the famous family. Known as the father of the cattle industry in the state of Texas, Charles Goodnight pioneered the first permanent cattle raising operation in Texas with the help of his wife, Mary Ann. Today the home and historical center serves as a national treasure and educates visitors on the history of the cowboys who worked here and the family that turned the region into a prosperous community.

The Amarillo Museum of Art has one of the largest collections of early American Modernist paintings, photography by Russell Lee, and textiles from the Middle East. Six galleries go along with 16 exhibitions per year in the intricate building designed by hailed architect Edward Durell Stone. For visitors looking for an educational experience, the museum offers tours, gallery lectures, films and publications. The museum has started a summer school for kids focused on developing creative abilities through painting, drawing, sculpting, mixed media and other mediums.

Feel a sense of nostalgia as you step back in time at this unique museum. Displaying various RV's from decades past, the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum is owned and operated by the Sisemore family who've collected and restored these beloved homes on wheels for years. See how the evolution of RV's progressed as you take a tour of vehicles from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. The museum is free to the public, making it a budget friendly activity for the whole family.

The Kwahadi Museum is one of Amarillo's foremost cultural heritage sites. The museum features rare Native American artifacts from both the Pueblo and Plains Indian people as well as a dance hall for live performances. You can also find reproductions of fine pottery, jewelry, textile weavings, and wood carvings to take home with you. Designed to mimic a pueblo, the museum is the perfect place for kids to have fun while learning about the culture of local Native Americans.

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to the quarter horse, a breed smaller than average that can run short distances faster than any other horse. The AQHA offers memberships for those interested in owning their own quarter horse or entering it in competitions. Equestrian classes, seminars and training courses are available at the AQHA. Popular events such as racing and horse sales are held regularly.

The Don Harrington Discover Center is all about inspiring children to take an active interest in science and learning. The center has a number of permanent, hands-on exhibits on subjects from shapes to planets. There's an activity room for the super-young ones as well. Learn about everything from ice age mammals to the planets in our solar system. Hands-on activities let kids explore and discover for themselves.

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