Amarillo Essential Info

Overview

Amarillo, which means "yellow" in Spanish, is the center of the Texas Panhandle, located at the edge of the Great Plains.

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  1. Amarillo is home to the Big Texan Steak Ranch which is world famous for serving a 72 ounce steak.
  2. The hit film "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery was filmed in Amarillo.
  3. Back in 1893, Amarillo’s population was listed as “between 500 and 600 humans and 50,000 head of cattle.”
  4. Amarillo is also known as the Helium capital of the world.
  5. Amarillo is home to Pantex, the only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in the country.

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