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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
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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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Wish they could do more, but still a worthy photo op

We had friends from Denmark visiting and they were eager to see the real Route 66. There were a few cute opportunities for photos (a sign welcoming you, and a "Texas 66" sign... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer B
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try and get the passenger seat because there is beautiful scenery to be seen everywhere along this drive! Every now and then there is a small town selling souvenirs. A pleasant drive and a must do!

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Thank Em T
Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had friends from Denmark visiting and they were eager to see the real Route 66. There were a few cute opportunities for photos (a sign welcoming you, and a "Texas 66" sign), and an antique shop in a retro building. Not much more than that. Only takes a few minutes, so if you're looking for a photo or two,... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Centereach, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We visited here in the summer and luckily, rented a car, and drove everywhere. There was a great amount of sightseeing without much hustle and bustle. Good for kids, families, couples, etc. You could see a lot in a day or take it in over several with major attractions all over.

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Thank Janice E
dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Those not reared in Texas, usually carry a fascination about the historic Route 66. The song is better and much shorter than this bleak, crumbling attraction of old buildings, closed cafes boarded up windows and over all by gone age of tourist traps. Dusty, rode hard and barely standing rusty signs, etc. I would skip it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Mostly just antique shops. Lots of good opportunities for pictures, but a lot of it is typical Texas shabby-chic shopping.

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1 Thank Casey K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Had a blast driving from Florida to California and passing on through Oklahoma into Texas. Dry passage but overall peace and quiet. We had a great family trip just passing through stopping at some great eateries along the way! The Cadillac Ranch was not as outstanding as I had thought it would be but hey, 'been there, done that!"

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1 Thank Jude2630
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Take a drive down nostalgic Route 66 and go in some of the antique shops on 6th street that is also Hwy 66. There are neat antique shops. Several restaurants for bikers and non bikers. All restaurants are very good. Just a fun place to stroll and to be nostalgic.

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1 Thank Nana R
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is part of history and it is mind-boggling to think of the automobiles that zipped up and down this road.

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Thank flamingogal13
Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The city of Amarillo is attempting to revitalize this area. There are some shops and a few eating places there. it has declined over the years. This is not worth a special trip to see. if you are here, it is worth a look.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

6th street is a lot of fun for shopping or window shopping and has lots of good options for lunch. It is a great way to spend the day.

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