The Slug Bug Ranch is moving to Amarillo.

Bobby Lee, owner of Starlight Ranch, says the owner of the Conway property called him last November to see about moving the Ranch to Amarillo and he bit on it.

The decision was based on keeping the Ranch near Route 66 to continue Promoting tourism throughout the Panhandle.

A group of nonprofit volunteers from businesses all along Route 66 will be owners and operators of the new property with the mission of bringing new tourists into the area. 

Lee says the increase Amarillo’s economy by tempting visitors to spend an extra night in the city, and this could be a big boost to the economy and east side Amarillo.

Lee and the city of Amarillo have worked on the design of the property for efficient use in the future.