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Old 12-08-2006, 07:22 AM
 
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Default smell of amarillo

how bad is it? is it something that hits you real hard when you drive in, and then you get used to it?
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:30 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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On the south side coming into town is more of the cattle pen smell because this is where they are all located and the large truck stops. You do get used to it though . Once you get more on the north side into the more "subdivision developed" areas it is not really there. It does clear your sinuses though.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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It stinks all the time and you will never get use to it. Join cleanamarillo.org because they are trying to clean it up.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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It doesn't stink all the time. I lived there for 13 years. On certain days when the wind blows in a certain direction, yea it stinks. You can smell the urine-type odor in your car air vents on those days. But it isn't an every day thing and it's mostly in the spring. Geez. Stop exaggerating.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:53 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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how bad is it? is it something that hits you real hard when you drive in, and then you get used to it?

I've never experienced anything bad near the Stockyards or any other part of Amarillo on my trips up there. I'd actually encourage you to go again and give the place another chance.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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I've lived in west Texas for over two years now. I've been through Amarillo many times. It smells just fine to me.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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That's how I know I am almost home.... (on way to Lubbock from OKC)
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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As long as it's not a pig farm I'm good. nothing smells that bad. Cattle smell like money.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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When I lived there it wasn't always noticeable. But most weeks there was a time here and there where it was noticeable. Everyone at work would remark on it and joke about "the smell of money." The feedlots are big business in the Panhandle. Now if you want to smell it fulltime, go to Hereford! Can't get away from it there.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:23 AM
 
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I'm in Amarillo now for an overnight stay. This town is FUNKY. Its city council should really do something to get the meat processing plant (cow pen) moved to somewhere less obvious. The smell is worse than anything I have ever smelled in my entire life. In fact, it's a strong combination of the worst smells you could ever possibly imagine concentrated into one giant stinkhole. I can't believe people actually live like this.
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