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Route 66 Historic District

Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
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Ranked #17 of 24 Attractions in Amarillo
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: This mile-long stretch of road originally belonging to Route 66, now...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: This mile-long stretch of road originally belonging to Route 66, now features shops, clubs and restaurants. Favorites include the Nat Ballroom, currently an antiques store, but a former stop for the Big Bands that passed through Amarillo, and the Golden Light Café, where the best hamburgers in town have been served for more than 50 years.
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Melbourne Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

On a recent trip to Amarillo I had some time off to learn a little more about the famous Route 66 3 years after having driven it in 2011. Visited all of the shops and picked up a few souvenir's and great discussions with shop owners about this great attraction in America. These people love talking to visitors and especially... More 

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G-Patch, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Disappointed that most of the shops and restaurants were closed on Mondays since that's the day we blew through town. Much of the Rt66 history has disappeared, save a few signs, and we found that incredibly disappointing. But as a whole, the shops that were open were fun and had some interesting stuff.

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Munday, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Amarillo...we really enjoyed the antique/junk shops with reasonable pricing and the people were really nice.

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Arlington, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

nothing too exciting a few good places to take a picture or two can say we have been there and done that

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Sad Lots of damaged windows Not what I thought Sad to see what local people did very disrespectful to the history behind the area

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Plano, TX
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Like I said, I grew up in this area, and this was the first time I have driven down what we used to call 6th street, I about 20 years. The City of Amarillo is trying to make the area into a hip area. I was pleased to see that. Is it there yet, not quite, but it is coming.... More 

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Bloomington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Just nice to drive up and down, stopped in an authentic café for lunch, the longest continually open under one family.

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Attleboro, Ma.
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is somewhat funky but not very long in distance. Spend the time at the local restaurants and bars, take some pictures, but don't expect anything other than what it is-part of the Route 66 experience.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Antiquing? Great place to visit each and every store! Loved looking at the displays. If you have a half day to spend playing tourist, this is a great place to visit.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you want a quaint wander around the shops on Route 66 and perhaps stop in for a meal or some refreshment, this is a nice area to do so and you might even find something you can't live without.

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