The campus of West Texas A&M University lies in the northeast corner of the town of Canyon, Texas, approximately fifteen miles south of Amarillo. Here, you’ll discover small-town America complete with hospitable people, historic homes and a shop-lined town square.
Despite the vast, open plains that cover the region, trees and foliage are in abundance here at West Texas A&M. Many students and community members find the 176-acre campus the perfect place to take a stroll, have a leisurely picnic or walk the family dog. Our newly completed pedestrian mall with marble sculpture and fountain makes the view even more scenic.
Home of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Virgil Henson Activities Center, the WTAMU campus offers a variety of activities for students and visitors amid a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Approximately one mile north of campus is the WTAMU Horse Center, and four miles north is Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, home of the WTAMU Buffaloes. The historic WTAMU Nance Ranch lies approximately seven miles to the east.
From the north…
Travel through Amarillo, Hwy 287. Approximately 15 miles south of Amarillo, veer right onto Hwy 87 into Canyon.
From the south…
Travel Interstate 27 and exit at Hwy 217. Turn west on Hwy 217 (4th Avenue) into Canyon.
From the west…
Travel Highway 60 into Canyon. Merge with southbound traffic on Highway 87 to the interseciton of Hwy 87 (23rd Street) and Russell Long Boulevard.
The campus is bordered by 23rd Street on the west, Russell Long Boulevard on the north, 27th Street to the east and 4th Avenue to the south.