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Route 66 Historic District

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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: This mile-long stretch of road originally belonging to Route 66, now...
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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Route 66 goes a long way

Route 66 goes a long way, some of the historic spits are still passable, others missing. Mostly, it's a ghost highway with closed and boarded up businesses. Still cool to take a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Route 66 goes a long way, some of the historic spits are still passable, others missing. Mostly, it's a ghost highway with closed and boarded up businesses. Still cool to take a drive down the old historic hwy.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The district is not well marked, we missed a turn, So you have to keep an eye out for the Route 66 sIan's.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Antiques, RTE 66 memorabilia, and great mexican food and burger places. Try Cowboy Gellato, Golden Light.

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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lots of interesting little shops anywhere from antiques to tattoo parlors also quite a few different little bitty restaurants, if you're a little older and remember what it was like back in the 60s it has that feel The evening that we were their car clubs came out and we're driving up and down the street in old hot rods... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you know what Route 66 is all about you will like being there. It's interesting to look around and there are pleanty of great photo opportunities.

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Aubrey, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Architecture of the Rt 66 period is best on the eastern section with a few motels and other buildings. Also a few places on the western section.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I loved driving down old Route 66 seeing what used to be. giant fallen motel signs spoke of suffering for people who used to rely on this road for their trade. I loved it but it is only for people who love a bit of Americana nostalgia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After travelling and seeing sections of Route 66 and reading reviews on Trip Advisor we wanted to have a look at this district. Some reviews mentioned that it is quite hard to find and it certainly is given the instructions on Trip Advisor as to how to get there. So for those future readers that are interested in having a... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

They have done a nice job of doing up this mile of Route 66 - shops and bars and a cowboy bar and two step joint. Evening is a good time to take a wander.

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Lubbock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Find a place to park, get out and have a fun time going store to store. Great time for those that like to shop local.

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