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Lodging and Attractions

Canyon is located in the Texas Panhandle, about 15 miles from Amarillo, Texas. While it might be a small town, there is plenty to do and see, such as Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, TEXAS Outdoor Musical, and guided tours. 

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Lodging Discounts

The following lodging options offer discounts for those visiting WT. 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

  • 2901 4th Ave., Canyon, TX
  • 806-655-4445

Best Western Palo Duro Canyon Inn and Suites

  • 2801 4th Ave., Canyon, TX
  • 806-655-1818

Holiday Inn Amarillo West Medical Center

  • 8231 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, TX
  • 806-322-4777
Courtyard by Marriott Amarillo West/Medical Center
  • 8006 I-40 W, Amarillo, TX
  • 806-467-8954

Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown

  • 550 S. Buchanan St., Amarillo, TX
  • 806-803-5500

Local Attractions

  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the second largest canyon in the country lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Explore the canyon by hiking, driving, mountain bike or even on horseback. Camping options are also diverse with options such as tent sites, water and electricity hook-ups, backpacking camp areas, equestrian sites, cabins and even glamping. Go online to https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon or call 806-488-2227.

  • Texas Outdoor Musical - A summer tradition for six decades, Texas takes place in Palo Duro Canyon State Park with a cast of more than 60 actors, singers and dancers, many of whom are WT students, faculty and staff. For information, go online to https://www.texas-show.com/ or call 806-655-2181.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum - Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is the largest Texas history museum in the state of Texas. Here visitors can find art of Texas, New Mexico and Southwest Native American, exhibits in paleontology, geology, archeology, automobiles, and dinosours. The museum is located at 2503 4th Ave. in Canyon. For more information, go online to www.panhandleplains.org or call 806-651-2244.
  • Canyon Aqua Park - Known as The CAP, Canyon Aqua Park is a family focused water park, seeing more than 30,000 guests each summer the CAP. The CAP is located at 1900 12th Ave. in Canyon. For information go online to https://www.canyontx.com/347/Canyon-Aqua-Park---The-CAP or call 806-655-5016.
  • Texas Memory Tours - Want to see what this area has to offer? Ed and Nola Hopkins own and operate Texas Memory Tours. They offer a variety of options, including guided tours of Canyon and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Let them do the driving as you learn the rich history of Canyon. Go online to www.texasmemorytours.com or call 806-433-5840.

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Area Resources

Canyon and Amarillo has a variety of lodging and dining choices. The organizations below have a list of those businesses for your stay.