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Route 66 Historic District

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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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 Historic District is a mile-long stretch of spruced up (or well-maintained) area of Amarillo dedicated to…you guessed it…the Good Ole Days of Route 66 when this was THE... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This historic Route 66 district in Amarillo was advertised as quaint cobblestone sidewalks, 25 antique shops, specialty shops, and restaurants. Unfortunately, this mile long section was anything but. We arrived on a Sat and didn't even bother stopping, as it does not appear to be safe and many stores are no longer there. So disappointed!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Route 66 Historic District is a mile-long stretch of spruced up (or well-maintained) area of Amarillo dedicated to…you guessed it…the Good Ole Days of Route 66 when this was THE thoroughfare. The district starts at Georgia Street South on the east and ends at South Forest Street on the west along SW 6th Avenue (just west of downtown Amarillo). Even... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We must have hit a bad day but the only thing good was the sign letting us know we were leaving. We have visited many Route 66 areas and this is the worse. We just drove thru because it didn't appear to safe to walk around for what little there was.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Americans really appreciate the car lifestyle, and nowhere else is that as evident as on Route 66, that artery across the Midwest and South of our imaginations. Quaint motels, diners, movie theaters, mop and pop establishments, old time saloons, If it was outdated, you used to be able to find it here! A western flavor, blended with down South hospitality,... More 

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Orange County, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

So much to do and see. I can finally say we drove down this historical highway. The shops are a plus and finding the perfect one of a kind gift for that special person. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel like your at home.

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A good look at the vast western land of Texas. Also the antique shops and little coffee shops are great. The cattle auction is very interesting. Driving around was enough to understand how people live in this area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I wanted to travel down this piece of the original Route 66. I found many antique shops (Katz I stopped at-loads of memories) and restaurants. This is a glimpse into the past.

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Custer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We found this area by accident and were so glad we did. They have tried to keep the area as close to the time period as possible. There are a lot of used and antique stores there, but they do have some great dining places. Would recommend you park up and get out and walk about and chat with the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We hit this area on a Sunday. Not such a good day. Most all the shops were closed so we didn't get out to stroll. Maybe another time would have been better but didn't see the thrill here. It was hard to find. Keep your eyes on the signs and don't rely on your GPS. The area is located on... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Was there last March. Kinda cool, but it'd be better if they built up the area around it. This is in the middle of nowhere and you pull off the road. Doesn't even have a parking lot, and yet people come to see it. I think the city could make much more of it!

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