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Historic Route 66 runs through the heart of Amarillo, the cultural and commercial capital of the Texas Panhandle. From humble beginnings as a railroad staging area in the 1880s, the city exploded with oil production, cattle ranching, wheat and cotton farming, to become a thriving metropolis of 196,000 today.
Amarillo proudly shares her Western heritage with the world in places
like the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, but her culture has expanded to include the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, and the Amarillo Museum of Art.