Canyon Lodging & Attractions

Canyon, Texas

Canyon is located in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Established in 1906, Canyon is a bustling community with small town friendliness and charm, and a host of recreational attractions. Spend a day on the historic town square exploring local shops and restaurants, or head just 12 miles east to Palo Duro Canyon for a day of adventure in the great outdoors. 


Canyon Attractions:

Palo Duro Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the United States,  is just 12 miles east of Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon State Park has walking, biking and horse trails, camping sites, and the famous lighthouse rock formation.

The official State of Texas musical,  TEXAS Outdoor Musical , is performed in the canyon's outdoor amphitheatre every Tuesday through Sunday from early June through mid-August.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in the state of Texas. Visitors can find Texas art, New Mexico and Southwest Native American exhibits, exhibits in paleontology, geology, archeology, automobiles, and even dinosours. The museum is located at 2503 4th Avenue.

Canyon Aqua Park is a family friendly water park and one of the best places to beat the summer heat in Canyon. For more information visit:


WT Athletics and Entertainment:


Additional Visitor Resources:

The Canyon and Amarillo area offers a wide selection of dining, shopping, and lodging options. The organizations below have a list of those businesses for your stay.

Lodging Discounts

These hotels in Canyon and Amarillo offer discounts for those visiting WT. 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Canyon

  • 3101 4th Ave, Canyon, TX
  • 806-452-0044

Holiday Inn Express - Canyon

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

Best Western Palo Duro Canyon Inn and Suites - Canyon

  • 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 - Downtown Amarillo

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