Amarillo is known as the "Yellow Rose of Texas." Steeped in history and located equidistant from the east and west coasts of North America, the city boasts a variety of recreational and cultural destinations. Whether you're planning a party for a cowboy or a budding astronaut, you can be sure of a memorable event. It's always a good idea to contact the venue in advance to learn about any special offers and restrictions.
For a wild time, throw your party at the Amarillo Zoo. The 15-acre facility highlights more than 60 different species: reptiles to black bears, monkeys to lions. The zoo offers a party package that includes a private, 15-minute animal presentation, a scavenger hunt, the use of a special party picnic area for up to two hours, and a gift for the birthday boy or girl. Catering services are also available. If you prefer a "do it yourself" event, your guests can enjoy the zoo and then picnic, swim and play tennis in Thompson Park, adjacent to the zoo.
NE 24th Ave. and Dumas Highway
Amarillo, TX 79105
American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame and Museum (AQHAHFM)
An elegant party setting for horse lovers of any age, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates "the horse that settled the west." Impressive galleries showcase these versatile horses and the people who love them in painting and sculpture, with exhibits that change periodically. An educational hall includes video presentations. Children's activities geared toward any age group are available. The Kenneth Banks Theater and Club Room can be rented for parties and special events.
American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame and Museum
2601 I-40 East
Amarillo TX 79104
Don Harrington Discovery Center (DHDC)
For the young scientist, a birthday party at the Don Harrington Discovery Center is out of this world! Plenty of hands-on activities and exhibits focus on raptors, space exploration, life science and more. You can also enjoy a show in the awe-inspiring digital planetarium. Geared toward young people, the DHDC is fun and educational for all ages. A multipurpose room is available for rental.
Don Harrington Discovery Center
1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106
Splash Amarillo Water Park
Make a splash with a party at Amarillo's favorite water park. Race down the four-story-high Speed Slides, take a leisurely tube ride, surf in the wave pool or paddle in the toddler's pool. At Splash Amarillo Water Park you'll find a wet experience for adults, teens and children alike. An onsite café offers burger-and-a-beer fare. Group discounts and a special birthday package are available; you can even rent out the whole facility for large groups.
Splash Amarillo Water Park
1415 Sunrise Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104
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