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Old 09-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Amarillo Walmart parking

Looking for advice. Is the walmart on I-40 and S Grand st safe for overnight parking?
Or any other recommendations for one night.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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That is not the best neighborhood . Take a couple days and go to the State Park Palo Duro Canyon a few miles south of the Wal Mart. There are three or four commercial parks right off the interstate. I do not remember the names the best park is on the west end of Amarillo a Loves fuel stop same exit. Do a search on the Canyon...you will love it
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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Hi from AZ. . . what he said.. . . .Not a good area, maybe try the KOA, although I haven't seen it in years. Palo Duro Canyon is neat place, if you have time, Regards, Craig
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:01 AM   #4
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Try a Cracker Barrel. There most likely is one nearby, they have RV parking and every manager I've spoken with didn't mind overnighters. Ask and good luck.
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As long as you're in the Amarillo area, you've got to stop at the Big Texan restaurant. Home of the 72oz. steak. If you can eat it all by yourself in one hour, plus a baked potato and a dinner salad, it's free. I tried. I failed. But it was delicious, and the doggy bag kept me going for another whole meal.

Plenty of room to park your trailer, but not likely to allow overnights since there's a motel right next door. Still, can't hurt to contact them and ask…
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:37 AM   #6
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I work for the Big Texan (BTSR) -there is free parking over night at the very back. And you would want to exit on 75 (Lakeside)... and then come up the hill to BTSR.
There are all ways over nighters in the Walmart parking lot also-Walmart is about 1 mile west of BTSR on the Grand street exit. It's a big safe parking area. About the only threat to you would be a panhandler. But they come through here all the time and they know the rules and will back off if you repel them. We are parked at the Over niter on South Lakeside.
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check out the Amarillo Ranch RV Park just off I-40. We stayed 1 night last year. Nice park, friendly staff and paid just under $30.00 for the night. The Big Texan runs a limo between the restaurant and the park.
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Do what Bill says....at the Steak House. If not, the State Visitors Center on the State Line toward New Mexico is Huge, clean, safe.
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As long as you're in the Amarillo area, you've got to stop at the Big Texan restaurant. Home of the 72oz. steak. If you can eat it all by yourself in one hour, plus a baked potato and a dinner salad, it's free. I tried. I failed. But it was delicious, and the doggy bag kept me going for another whole meal.

Plenty of room to park your trailer, but not likely to allow overnights since there's a motel right next door. Still, can't hurt to contact them and asků
I went there. Couldn't finish the salad, fed my dog for three days on the steak and gave the potato to a homeless guy. But then, I only weigh 135 lbs. Good visit all around.
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Don't know what all the fuss is about. We stayed at that Walmart last year enroute to the Balloon Fest in ABQ. There were over 20 other RV's parked with us that night. We had plenty of company.
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So, I am wondering when one would like to overnight at someplace like the Walmart or the steak restaurant, how does that happen? I've read that you need to have permission from a manager to do so. So do you just go inside and (buy a steak) and ask to speak to him or her? Do you need to have written permission or just verbal? Is overnighting in a Walmart safe for a single woman traveler?
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We go inside an see if it's ok to park even if rhe lot is full of rv's.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:08 AM   #13
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For safety I would rather be around some other RV'ers than be off to myself. Safety in numbers. We have stayed at a lot of Walmarts with no problems.
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I took a picture this morning in the Walmart parking here in Amarillo...two trucks with an Airstream nestled in between. They headed east on their exit. People park in the Big Texan all the time! over nite - and some times for a while. The owners of BTSR are Big Hearted guys (Danny and Bobby Lee). Only thing to watch about BTSR is after a rain storm it will be muddy to a certain degree, and it's a clay type mud.
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