At one of J 'n C Archery's four indoor lanes, an archer stands at the ready. He releases the string on his bow and the tension sends the arrow shooting forward. The arrow slices through the air, hitting the target with a loud thrup.
Archers deliver straight shots like this all the time at J 'n C Archery, where 25-yard lanes and a digital video target provide a challenge to shooters of all skill levels and dimensions. The shop also provides lessons to those who want to improve their technique and sells Genesis bows, Spyderweb targets, and Winchester archery equipment.
Located on notoriously twisted Route 66, a derelict movie theater has become the stomping grounds of the McKill family—a criminally insane brood with a predilection for torture and murder. The site is filled with horrific vignettes: piles of human skulls, walls stained with gory handprints, and funerals attended by the dead.
Down the theater's dilapidated halls specters stalk interlopers, awaiting the right moment to jump out and shock—but never touch—their prey. The location has appeared on the Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story, where numerous suspected apparitions were caught in the act.
Vivid reds, blues, greens, and yellows fill Jump-N-Jive’s 39,000-square-foot facility as kids bounce on a spectrum of inflatable objects. The indoor playground’s party-like atmosphere has earned praise in the Amarillo Globe-News, whose readers voted Jump-N-Jive the best venue for children's birthdays in 2008–2011. Available party packages include a party assistant, treats, and supplies, making the blow-up jungle gym an excellent spot for field trips, corporate parties, or flash-mob reunions.
Saluting 86 historic horses and 141 of their human counterparts, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is a sprawling 45,000 square feet of equestrian exhibits and attractions in a sleek, modern space. Towering bronze statues of noble steeds greet knowledge-thirsty museum-goers next to the Wall of Honor, a commemorative mural that varies its appearance depending on the direction from which its viewed. Inductees get their props in the elegant Grand Hall, where rock columns support high ceilings above a floor etched with genealogies of famous horse heroes and the jealous tears of overshadowed mule villains. Voyage further into the lives of game-changing mares, stallions, and stallion people in the timeline exhibit, full of glass-encased artifacts and photography, audio recordings from hall-of-famers' own brethren, and the technologically-advanced, multimedia Champion's Gallery, which recreates events such as glory-bestowing races and the American Quarter Horse World Championship Show.
Bronze castings, beadwork, and art by more than 100 artists of the American Plains and Southwest line the walls at the Kwahadi Museum, providing visitors an enlightening glimpse of the Kwahadi, a band of Comanche people who hunted on the High Plains of Texas. The adobe-styled museum also displays the paintings, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts of Thomas E. Mails, the late artist and author who has fed hungry libraries with 14 tasty tomes about American Indians, including Mystic Warriors of the Plains. Upcoming exhibits include the Perry Null Game Animal collection and Birds of the High Plains, and lucky visitors might catch one of the Kwahadi dancers' regular performances at the museum. Feel free to barter currency for elegant jewelry, pottery, paintings, dolls at the Trading Post, the museum's gift shop, which hosts collectibles from more than 100 native artisans.