Amarillo, Texas: Texas Tornado Museum (Closed)
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Closed! Was shocked to find the Texas Tornado Museum, adjacent to The Big Texan, is no more as of 5-6 months ago. Big Texan employees had a few ideas why -- along the lines of perhaps it was too tasteless for Tornado Alley.
Oh yeah, that Country Barn BBQ & Steaks several posters mentioned for having a "Muffler Man." While the food seems to get high marks, there are NO free 72-ounce steaks there. It looks like a clear attempt at confusing tourists with a "Vichy Big Texan." From the design of a big red barn-shaped hall to the "Big Texan" right down to the giant bull, there is only ONE Big Texan in Amarillo -- accept no imitations.[Don Jankiewicz, 06/16/2005]
Very small tribute to the Texas Tornado. Great little museum, complete with authentic tornado debris located outside the museum.[L.J. Askey, 10/14/2000]