Texas Panhandle Trip Planner
Welcome to Texas Panhandle!
The Texas Panhandle is so named because it protrudes at the top of the state, much like the handle of a pot or pan. Home to the northernmost counties in Texas, the landscape on the Panhandle is dominated by agriculture and petroleum. Visitors to this area of Texas have a variety of experiences waiting to be discovered, such as Adobe Walls, an ancient Spanish trading post that is today a contemporary historical attraction. A full one quarter of the Panhandle is known as the Llano Estacado, which represents one of the largest expanses of flat land in the world. The town of Lubbock can be found on the Llano Estacado, and is well known locally as the birthplace of early rock and roller Buddy Holly. The Lake Meredith National Recreation Area near Amarillo is another favored destination on the Panhandle, popular with anglers and campers seeking to enjoy some of the boundless Texas outdoors.