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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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There isn't much "historical" aside from the architecture. If you like antiques, thrift shops, specialty shops and tasty food, totally worth 3 hours. If not, either skip it or... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

There isn't much "historical" aside from the architecture. If you like antiques, thrift shops, specialty shops and tasty food, totally worth 3 hours. If not, either skip it or drive by slowly enough to check out the Sinclair Dino and a few cool old buildings.

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We've done a few sections of Route 66 in different states now. I think it's important to get out to places like this and support the businesses, or one day it will all be gone. There are some great stores and places to eat, and everyone is very friendly. Join their Facebook page for regular updates - they seem to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

can't really find anything super in the antique shops but now and then there is something quirky & fun. There are many restaurants along the way so it makes a nice afternoon. Have a burge and beer, wander the shops.

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Hillsboro, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some great antique shopping and then go find you a great burger and cold beer at the many cafes along the strip.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were excited to travel down the roads of history! We thought that there was more to Route 66 than what we saw. This was a let down for us! We did see some landmarks of the original road, but not much!

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Forney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Drove through on 6th Avenue after driving around looking at some of the old large churches in the area. All of the bars along 6th Ave., had a lot of motorcycles sitting out front. Doesn't appear to be a family friendly area of town.

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Burlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Expected more unique and early style buildings and stores. Billed as the most restored section of Route 66 and there was not much to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a hard time finding this place and was disappointed. Not what we were expecting. We just took the picture we came to take and called it a day. The actual cross street where the historic district starts is SW 6th Ave and McMasters.

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Altus, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We love the Historic District. There was music, food and shopping. A car show and burger cook off was going on when we were there.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited the Historic District last week and were met with road closures that will continue for 2 weeks. A few stores were open but many were closed due to the storm that passed through a short time ago. Window shopping, we saw many quality antiques. A friend and I walked down to Aldacos Mexican Restaurant and we were the... More 

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Address: Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo

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