Get your kicks at the Amarillo KOA, just off historic Route 66.
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Get your kicks at the award-winning, family-owned and operated campground, Amarillo KOA, conveniently located just off Historic Route 66. Extend your stay and wander the famous highway to see local attractions such as the Cadillac Ranch, American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, or visit the Route 66 historic district featuring antiques, boutiques and eclectic dining. Drive to the bottom of the second-largest canyon in the U.S. for hiking, biking and jeep or horseback rides. Take in the musical drama, "TEXAS" (seasonal), at the outdoor amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of Texas". Visit the largest historical museum in Texas, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Discover thrills for the young and the young-at-heart with a visit to Wonderland Park, Splash Amarillo and Alibates Flint Quarries. Enjoy this KOA's Western metal art displayed within the campground. As the day ends, delight in a summer haywagon ride, a refreshing swim in the heated pool (seasonal), freshen up at the new restroom/shower facility or relax at your site watching TV on the newly expanded FREE in-park Cable system. If it is big, juicy steak you're craving, let the KOA staff arrange free shuttle service, to and from your site, to the World Famous Big Texan Steakhouse. The enclosed K-9 Park allows our four-legged friends to romp, run and play off leash with the watchful eye of their owner! Whether you are tent camping on a grass-shaded site, relaxing in a cozy Camping Cabin or Studio Lodge, traveling in a Teardrop Camper or a Big Rig diesel pusher, this well groomed KOA campground easily accommodates all guests, family reunions, rally and scout groups. Visit the large gift store to purchase unique merchandise for family and friends of all ages. We dispense propane 365 days of the year during normal business hours.
The KOA there was pretty nice, though we noticed that it was next to the Airport and not far from the train tracks. So we heard train whistles all night. It was nice and warm in the area. Sunshine and warmth was very nice. We spent 2 nights, so had a day to explore and did we explore.
We went to Route 66 about 6 blocks long and had a lot of Antique Stores and art stores and restaurants. Here are a few photos.
We stopped for lunch at Smokey Joe's on Route 66 in Amarillo for lunch and I have to say service was horrible and food was just not very good. We got menus and they took our order right away. We sat and sat and the folks that came in about 5 minutes after us got their fried pickles, which we also ordered, but we sat. 2 waitresses went by at least twice including ours. Don put his beer bottle out but nothing. Finally after 20 minutes and everyone else eating who came it after us, I got a hold of our waitress and she asked did we need anything - Ya food. She said she would check then the other waitress stopped by and asked. Our waitress came back and said that they changed paper in their machine and our order got lost. So we waited. Had cold Fired pickles and the hamburger Don and I ordered was dry and not very tasty for what they said was on it - Bacon, Onion straws, cheese etc, they did take off the cost of the hamburger but sure wouldn't go back. There was a Mexican restaurant across the street we will try if we come back that way.
We were glad that we were in a trailer as the Antique Stores were very good and Don said he would have taken a few things home if we had a place for them.
It’s a KOA, which sums it up pretty well. They have the basics: clean restroom and shower, pool, playground, small store and gift shop. But, they insist on putting everyone very close together. They have plenty of space, room for lots of camping and RVs. When we were there they were only 1/4 full, and we were all in one row, so close together we couldn’t open our canopy. One good thing about that was lots of room for the dogs to run. The best thing, however, was free limousine rides to The Big Texan Steakhouse! Sure, it’s a tourist trap, but the steak was great, and how often do you get to ride in a limo with longhorns?
We have stayed here two or three times and the best part is how clean everything is. I always want to stay longer. It’s quiet at night and the stars really are big and bright!!! I will always try to stop here if I’m traveling through we’ve never been disappointed. They have pull throughs, cabins and tent sites! 👍🏽
We enjoyed staying here. The hay rides were fun. There a pool, laundry facilities and little store. Also a clubhouse with WiFi. RV spots with full hookups. Price was good not great.
As with many KOA’s they are located in some questionable areas, this one is not the exception. However, the staff is very helpful and the campground is very well maintained. This KOAis accesible to Interstate as well as Old Route 66, Cadillac Ranch and Big Tex.
There is a pool available and it there is a chance of rain in the summer. My family and I stayed in one of their Kabins.
We came in to this campground late. They had a pool but it was closed when we arrived. Sites were small, but accommodating. The playground was a big hit after a long drive. Restrooms were clean and showers were free. We couldn't stake our tents down, the ground was kind of hard. But for our overnight it fit the bill. The sites had picnic tables and grills, sort of. They weren't at each site, almost like a shared grill setup. They also had a small area for dogs to exercise if you brought your pup along.