Quality Inn East
1515 I-40 E.
Amarillo, TX 79102
Phone: (806) 376-9993
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Arts & Museums
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 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.
Centered around artists, owned by artists and family operated, this extraordinary gallery is a true gem in Amarillo. Part consulting firm and part gallery, the venue regularly holds events throughout the month showcasing unique pieces from artists. Spread out over 2,000 square feet, Process Art House was designed solely for showcasing art, with finest lighting, and modifiable space in the area. The gallery is available for rent, making it the perfect space to hold your next event or showcase your own art!
Headquarters for the world's largest equine breed registry. Tours available at normal business hours.
Open since 1965, The Colony Art & Frame Shop has been Amarillo's "go to" custom picture framer. While The Colony used to sell arts and crafts supplies, the focus has been switched to a gallery space and framing store over the years. With additional space, the showcase and exhibition of work from local artists has been growing. Classes in art are available at the Colony, along with the chance to purchase original paintings from local artists.
This eclectic Amarillo art gallery features pieces from renowned artists Sharon and Doug Quarles, Lincoln Fox and many more. The gallery's overall theme leans towards Americana with paintings, sculptures, photographs and other mediums revolving around Route 66. Find gorgeous paintings of the canyons and scenery found along this route, like Cadillac Ranch, the Wigwam Hotel, the Blue Whale Swimming Hole and many more.
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.
Featuring over 100 unique artists who work in practically every discipline, The Galleries at Sunset Center is one of Texas' biggest and most renowned artist communities. The galleries are divided into 35 studios, where every second Saturday of the month there is live entertainment and featured artists. Workshops and classes in painting, pottery and other art forms are also available to the public. Art lovers visiting Amarillo will enjoy the admission-free showcase of work created by talented local artists.
The Kwahadi Museum is one of Amarillo's newest 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.
Here you can explore the cultures of the American Indian people through paintings, displays, and performances.
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.
Exploring the past of pharmaceuticals and the role they played in shaping the early 20th Century, the Texas Pharmacy Museum is a unique part of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. Established in 1998, the museum is the largest of its kind in Texas. Explore and discover the unique artifacts found here and why the preservation of these 12,000 or so items is important.