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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 Amarillo Tx

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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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
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
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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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G-Patch, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Disappointed that most of the shops and restaurants were closed on Mondays since that's the day we blew through town. Much of the Rt66 history has disappeared, save a few signs, and we found that incredibly disappointing. But as a whole, the shops that were open were fun and had some interesting stuff.

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Munday, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Amarillo...we really enjoyed the antique/junk shops with reasonable pricing and the people were really nice.

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Arlington, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

nothing too exciting a few good places to take a picture or two can say we have been there and done that

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Sad Lots of damaged windows Not what I thought Sad to see what local people did very disrespectful to the history behind the area

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