Texas town pays for visitors

Finally, there’s a reason to go to Amarillo. Stay in a hotel, motel or bed and breakfast in this town from March 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009, and you could walk away $1,000 richer. Just send a copy of your receipt to the Amarillo Convention and Visitors Council to have your name entered into the drawing. Of course, longer stays better your odds. Spend two nights in town, and your name is entered into the drawing twice – three nights, three times. The maximum is 10 entries for 10 nights.

While you’re in town, check out Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, Wonderland Amusement Park and Big Texan Steak Ranch. Well, at least you have a shot at the price money.

Throughout the summer, there will be 10 drawings, each for $1,000. If you win, you can put the money toward an interesting trip next year.