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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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Romantic, slower pace, if you've been everywhere else.....

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 Quaint motels, diners, movie theaters, mop and pop establishments, old time saloons, If it was outdated, you used to be able to find it here!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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Talked about a Route 66 road trip ever since watching Disney's "Cars" movie. Went to Amarillo, and was excited to finally get there. The excitement faded when we found that it was a not a broad area and not bustling with a lot of shops and entertainment. I wasn't expecting the Vegas strip or anything, but I did envision seeing... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

In 2007 we drove 8,000 miles round trip through the American Southwest. Stopping in Amarillo, specifically the Route 66 Historic District, was a highlight of the trip. My favorite thing was a poem that had been found in a boarding house in 1948 and someone painted it into a sign. I think it is nice to have a place like... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

On a recent trip to Amarillo I had some time off to learn a little more about the famous Route 66 3 years after having driven it in 2011. Visited all of the shops and picked up a few souvenir's and great discussions with shop owners about this great attraction in America. These people love talking to visitors and especially... More 

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