Enjoy the Good Life in Amarillo
Country Estates is conveniently located near everything an active senior might want. Within minutes of home, you will find Amarillo’s shopping, fine-and-casual dining, excellent hospitals and medical care, outdoor adventures, and cultural events.
Discover Amarillo’s Best
The City of Amarillo
Amarillo, the yellow rose of Texas is located on the edge of the Great Plains in the center of the Texas Panhandle. It boasts a strong Western heritage and unique geography, plus it’s the gateway to the Palo Duro Canyon, America’s second largest canyon.
Amarillo to Lubbock
At the Figure 3 Ranch located near Amarillo, you can ride a wagon to the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon for some horseback riding, hiking, a real campfire breakfast and fancy roping tricks. Explore the area’s unique history at the National Ranching Heritage Center.
This sprawling zoo features a herd of bison grazing on a 20-acre range, plus other animals of the high plains, and a special “Texotic” exhibit. A new serpentarium houses 26 exhibits featuring lizards, frogs and salamanders from around the world.
This 14-acre water park is a great place to take the kids and grandkids to cool off in the summer. The park includes a wave pool, speed slide, flume slides, a lazy river, arcade, kiddy pool area and concessions. There are also sand and grass volleyball courts.
Amarillo Museum of Art
Located on the grounds of Amarillo College, this museum is a delight for art lovers. The museum displays a variety of artistic compositions throughout the centuries.
Amarillo Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens is a great place to immerse yourself in the spirit of the seasons. You can enjoy Christmas lights in the winter, spring flowers in the Monet Garden, summer musical events, and participate in Fall classes. Check out their calendar.
Lakes near Amarillo
Several lakes and reservoirs are located within a short distance of Amarillo. Within 30 miles, you can reach either Lake Meredith National Recreation Area or Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge. McGee Lake is a smaller lake, just 5 miles northeast. The Greenbelt McClellan Reservoirs are within 60 miles. Texas fishing licenses are required.