Amarillo, nicknamed The Yellow Rose of Texas, is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle. Known as the place to absorb the cowboy and longhorn cattle culture Texas is so famous for. Boasting a great food scene, historic districts and buildings, and eclectic attractions such as the Cadillac Ranch. It is also a great base for exploring Palo Duro Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the United States. Events in town celebrate the life and legend of the cowboy, such as the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo, in operation since 1921, which brings cowboys from all over the United States. Amarillo is fairly low-key and nondescript at first glance, but it is a pleasant, inexpensive spot for an overnight stay.
Houston–Austin: 2hr 32 min approx.
Austin –Dallas: 2hr 56 min approx.
Dallas – Amarillo: 5 hrs 29 mins approx.
Amarillo– Santa Fe: 4 hrs 7 mins approx.
Santa Fe– Albuquerque: 1 hr approx.
Chicago– Springfield, IL: 3hrs 14min approx.
Springfield, IL- St. Louis: 1 hr 28 mins approx.
St. Louis- Springfield, MO: 3hrs 22mins approx.
Springfield, MO- Tulsa: 3 hrs approx.
Tulsa - Oklahoma City: 1hrs 34mins approx.
Oklahoma City - Amarillo: 4hrs approx.