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Route 66 Historic District

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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
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 is getting less and less when it comes to seeing and reliving history and sadly the stretch through Amarillo is nothing like it was several years ago. Stores have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Apologies Amarillo but this is now a bit jaded, full of bikers and the shops are uninspiring. I was looking for a bit of the old Route 66 magic and it just isn't here. Drive it if you like but there's not a lot to stop for.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

the outside seating! Good food and pretty good music. Love 6th street history and the fact it is still pretty much as it was when I was young!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Route 66 is getting less and less when it comes to seeing and reliving history and sadly the stretch through Amarillo is nothing like it was several years ago. Stores have crumbled or turned into check hole min the walls that frankly I don't even care to stop at. Suggest you just drive through like we did and try to... More 

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Nerang, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not much to see here. The song will get stuck in your head and it's exciting to see the Route 66 sign but that's about it. There's a few junk stores along the strip and a few places to eat with a lot of bikers around. If you don't have much time, just stop the car to have a photo... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Awful place, nothing but antique shops. Totally run down, gives Route 66 a bad name. A local told us it was a bikers stop and not to bother going, wish we listened.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was disappointed that it was a lot smaller area than we thought it would be and there is not very much to do except go into a few antique shops

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Though not as publicized as some of the other areas in Texas or New Mexico, there are some great sites on Route 66 in and around Amarillo. Worth a visit when you're driving through the area.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I enjoyed browsing the shops but I was expecting a whole lot more after reading the promotional material. Sure, there are some very cool shops and the places are very nice, but a "mile" of entertainment and nostalgia, it isn't. Plus, finding a place to park was quite hard and the local drivers would not give me a beak. All... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

While in Amarillo this trip, we visited 6th Street to browse antique/consignment shops along the old Route 66. Very enjoyable afternoon.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Parking is the only problem as this is a very popular place for antique stores and restaurants. Lots of places to see.

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