Amarillo and the surrounding Panhandle area are a unique blend of two American eras – working western ranches and a vibrant 21 century economy, according to Visit Amarillo. This is where you’ll see a perfect mix of old and new Texas traditions. Bonus: The Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo is a popular and bizarre roadside attraction along Route 66. It consists of ten Cadillac cars which are half buried nose-down in the ground in a single file.