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Summer vacation to the musical drama of Texas in Palo Duro Canyon

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Musicals dramas have become even more popular over the last decade, but the musical drama of Texas has been blowin’ and goin’ strong for nearly five decades.

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The state of Texas has unique charm and character, not to mention a history unlike any other. But, Texas’ Panhandle, which the show is about, is unique even to the rest of the state. Texans are proud and as varied as their state.

Millions of fans from around the world, however, have attend the drama of Texas and many come time and time again to see the 60 actors and actresses parlay their talents into entertaining history and fun.

The family-friendly drama of Texas tells a fictionalized story of the Texas Panhandle’s settlers from the 1800s. Audience members will be entertained with song and dance, humor, and some special effects including lightning and a big boom of thunder (sure to surprise a few). But, while the entertainment is something to brag about, the scenery is pretty special as well.

Texas takes place in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the nation’s second largest canyon, and is performed in an outdoor amphitheater that’s been naturally carved into the age-old rock of the canyon wall.

Spend the day hiking around the Canyon, take a back stage tour, and then enjoy a Chuck Wagon dinner or your own picnic before the show (which runs from about 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM with a 15-minute intermission.) A gift shop and snack shop are both available.

Come prepared weather wise, it can be hot in the canyon and the show will go on if there happens to be a light rain.

The show runs June – August, Tuesday – Sunday. Time is running out for the 2013 season, so if you can’t get there this year then start making plans now for the upcoming season. 806-655-2181

Dallasites can get to the show easily by flying into Amarillo and then renting a car for the 25-mile drive into the canyon. The town of Canyon is only 15-miles from the canyon and is home to West Texas A&M and the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum.

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