Things To Do
Oasis Day: Enjoy the Resort
- Catch up on laundry -- it's free at the Oasis
- Wash your rig on site, or we can call a mobile wash
- Take a swim
- Soak in the hot tub
- Break a sweat in the exercise room
- Kick back with a good book from the library
- Enjoy a movie in the surround sound theater
- Take a walk
- Have your rig repaired on site by one of our mobile repair services
- Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the U.S. It's truly magnificent. The hike to see the "Light House" is unforgettable. Be sure to get some great photos from one of the many scenic overlooks, and enjoy the Visitor's Center. The canyon is an easy 30-40 minute drive from the Oasis.Consider starting your day at the Elkins Ranch, a real working cattle ranch. Enjoy a cowboy breakfast and then take a guided jeep tour through the private side of the canyon.
- Be sure to save at least a couple of hours to tour the Panhandle Plains Historic Museum. Located on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas; it's truly one of the finest museums in America.
- In season catch a football or basketball game. The West Texas Buffalos and Lady Buffs are perennial contenders for Division 2 National Championships.
- Enjoy a terrific meal from Feldman's Diner just off the square in downtown Canyon.
- From June through August, don't miss the world famous "Texas Show," a musical history of Texas. Beautifully staged in the outdoor amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon, the "Texas Show" features some of the best young talent in America.
- Enjoy a good old fashioned Texas sized meal before the show. Catered by the world renowned Big Texan State Ranch it's a meal you won't soon forget, and it's served right in the canyon.
Outdoor Fun Day
- After a leisurely breakfast, grab your sticks and head for Ross Rogers Golf Course. Ross Rogers features two 18 hole tracks, and the east course is considered one of the finest in the Panhandle. Practice your knock down shot--you'll need it.
- Grab lunch, and then grab the family and head for Splash Amarillo, a really cool water park--pun intended.
- If you haven't had enough, head for Wonderland Amusement Park, it's more fun than the law allows.
- Check out the Amarillo Zoo while you're in the neighborhood.
Get Your Kicks On Route 66
- Amarillo features some of the best preserved architecture along the old "Mother Road," especially along the SW 6th St. on the near west side the San Jacinto Heights district. From the Oasis head east on I-40 to exit 67 (Western). Turn left (North) on Western to SW 6th. Turn right on 6th and you're on the Mother Road.
- This section of Historic Rt. 66 features excellent shopping, especially if you're an antiquer, wonderful architecture, and truly unique dining opportunities. Spend an hour or spend a day.
- Don't miss the Amarillo Natatorium, affectionately known as the "Nat." Opened in 1922, the Nat housed an indoor swimming pool. It was later converted to a combination pool and ballroom, and it remains a popular night spot today. And by the way--it's haunted.
- Plan a meal at the Golden Light Café, the oldest continually operating restaurant on Route 66. We highly recommend the green chili stew.
- Finish your leisurely trip down the Mother Road at SW 6th and Polk. You'll see the famous Paramount Theater Neon. Built in 1937, the Paramount was a classic movie palace. When you see the sign, you can't help thinking about the red carpet debut of Gone with the Wind, or The Wizard of Oz.
- True aficionados will want to head west to Tucumcari, NM. It's about a 90 minute drive, but worth every minute. You must see the Blue Swallow Motel, the oldest motor court on Route 66. Lovingly restored to it's vintage condition by the owners, Terri and Bill Kinder, plan on staying a night.
- On your way back to the Oasis, plan lunch at the Midpoint Café in Adrian, TX. It's located precisely half way between Chicago and Los Angeles on historic Rt. 66. The "Ugly Crust" pies are to die for.
- Check out the legend of the Amarillo Pole Man. Beginning March 2008 an intrepid individual survived 21 days and 21 hours in a tent, in a cage, welded to the top of a 70' pedestal sign at the Oasis RV Resort. The origional tent and cage are still there, as is a replica tent in the Oasis Club House. Why did he do it? For charity! The Pole Man supports The Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo, and America Supports You Texas, a national support the troops the organization.
- The world famous Cadillac Ranch is located just under a mile east of the Oasis. The Cadillacs average 1500 visitors a day. Inspired by Stanley Marsh, an Amarillo Legend, famous for his fanciful creations, the Ranch consists of 10 Eldorado Cadillacs buried nose first in a farm field. In addition to taking lots of photos, visitors are encouraged to spray paint their own unique contributions on the cars.
- The Floating Mesa... is another Marsh creation. Located eight miles northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Rd., Marsh had what amounts to billboards painted white and installed about 20' from the top of the mesa and extending about 2/3 the diameter. When seen from the east when the lighting is just right, the top of the mesa appears to float.
- Marsh also graced us with The Great Phantom Soft Pool Table. The table consists of what appears to be a piece of Astroturf, 70' x 180'. The billiard balls are made of plastic and are almost 4' in diameter. Telephone poles represent the cue sticks. Very few have ever seen the wonder. Mr. Marsh moves it twice yearly to another undisclosed location. If you're lucky and the wind is right, you might just see it the next time you fly into Amarillo. Don't miss the other Stanley Marsh creations. There's the "Road Does Not End" billboard located downtown on Old Rt. 66 (SW 6th). And located throughout the city Marsh has commissioned dozens of diamond shaped traffic signs with what can only be described as odd expressions--"Pigsty" is one. Check 'em out! And there are giant legs south of town at I-27 and Sundown Ln. The legs stop about mid-thigh. One is 24' tall, the other 34'. Occassionally a prankster (or maybe Mr. Marsh) will decorate one or both with fanciful footwear.
If fine art, great performances, and fascinating exhibitions are your cup of tea, spend a day or week in Amarillo.
- The Amarillo Museum of Art gets rave reviews from Oasis guests.
- Young and young of heart will enjoy the Don Harrington Discovery Center.
- The Amarillo Little Theatre is considered one of the best in Texas.
- Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum celebrates an important part of Panhandle cultural heritage.
- The Galleries At Sunset Center feature exhibitions by some of the best artists in the region. The first Friday "Art Walks" are rapidly becoming an area favorite. The Oasis has a small collection from the Sunset on display in the Club House.
- The Amarillo Civic Center is a multiple venue complex just east of downtown. It's home to the Amarillo Symphony, Opera, and the best national and regional shows traveling through the Panhandle.
- Amarillo enjoys a diverse and thriving live music scene. Whether your tastes tend to chamber music, country western, Amarillo has something for everyone.
Amarillo is in the heart of cattle country. The Old West lives on in Amarillo.
- Check out the Amarillo Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum.
- See a live cattle auction at the Amarillo Livestock Auction and then have lunch at one of Amarillo's best kept secrets -- The Stockman's Restaurant. Once the famous old Sockyard's Cafe, it's reopened as the Stockman's, with the same great beef. A sure way to start an argument in Amarillo is to cuss and discuss about our best steak house. The Stockman's always makes the top three.
- Come see world class ropin' and ridin' at the Amarillo National Center.
- If you're here around Labor Day come see the Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Rodeo -- a great amateur event and for one of the best causes under the big west Texas Sky. Or if you're here in summer, take in the Youth Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.
- Friday Night Lights -- the Amarillo High School Sandies Football Team has appeared in 46 high school play-offs, more than any other 5A school in Texas. And they boast four state championships, including three in a row -- Texas high school football at it's best. Come see a game this Fall!
- Amarillo Dillas Amarillo's United League professional baseball team plays at the Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa at the Tri-State Fairgrounds -- it's a gem of the park.
- Amarillo Dusters, arena football West Texas style.
- Amarillo Gorillas our CHL hockey team warms up winter nights.