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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is the largest museum in all of Texas. Owned by Panhandle-Plains Historical Society and managed by West Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, this museum is definitely a medium to divulge in the local history. With an incredibly diverse range of exhibits showcasing archaeology, paleontology and geology, Panhandle Plains could be explored for weeks.