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Route 66 Historic District

6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
806-372-8766
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Ranked #22 of 31 attractions in Amarillo
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: This mile-long stretch of road originally belonging to Route 66, now features shops, clubs and restaurants. Favorites include the Nat Ballroom,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

As other non antiquers have stated, a bit disappointing. If you have been in one antique store, you have been in them all. As for you antiquers, yes…….you will love it, several stores to shop from. I know most small town Texas squares have turned into antique shops and love visiting them, but this area which is a strip, just... More

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Albuquerque, Nm
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Our drive to Amarillo was all about Route 66 and a trip back in time. I have to preface this by saying we were in the Route 66 historic district on a Sunday. My advice would be: Don't go on a Sunday! Nearly everything is closed, except for an eatery here and there. The reason I'm giving it a "very... More

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The idea of going down route 66 seemed really awesome. When me and my wife got there, it wasn't all that great. There are a few shops with antique stuff that is interesting. Some of the restaurants and coffee shops are sketch though. I would be more focused on seeing Palo Duro Canyon instead of route 66.

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amarillo, texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

There are lots of antique shops that you can stroll through and restaurants. You just walk up and down 6th street and go in the shops. You just never know what you might find.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you are at the least familiar with Amarillo, you'll know that for many years, quite a number of these quaint shops and storefronts sat empty and rather forlorn looking. Once filled with vibrant businesses back in the 60's and 70's they later became vacant as the neighborhoods, and economics changed. It's nice to see this part of Amarillo making... More

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Epsom, Surrey, England
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200 reviews 200 reviews
76 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were that impressed by what we saw, and felt that we could survive without a tie-dye something or other, odd 60's artifacts and apparel, so kept on going. We did top-up with Fuel, though.

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

There are a lot of small business owners with small stores. You can find things that you feel you must have. You can get ice cream, have coffee, and even get your bike fix. What a good place to walk around for a couple of hours.

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Amarillo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you like to eat and browse antique shops, this is your place! When we travel, we love to try local eateries and shop antiques. I always come away with the thought that Amarillo, and Route 66 has some of the best of both! I'm always pointing to an old piece and telling my wife that we've seen that in... More

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Pearland, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was nice to drive down the historic route 66, but we didn't stop as we weren't looking to go antiquing.

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Pontevedra, Spain
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Just a lot of so called antique shops more like charity shops nothing special just lots of Halloween stuff and a few cafés , don't bother!

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