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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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Lovely place

The great route 66 great to be able to see some of the original building and artifacts as its a shame that some other parts are like ghost towns now.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Such a historic ride, having done it in 2 sections at 2 different times, it was sad to see its being passed by highway after highway

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The great route 66 great to be able to see some of the original building and artifacts as its a shame that some other parts are like ghost towns now.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

First of all, we had a very hard time finding the place. We had to stop at the Visitors Center to get directions and were not the only ones. Second, the historic district looks okay with a lot of boutiques, antiques, restaurants, galleries , bars and clubs. We did not feel safe just walking up and down the street as... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

if you like antique shopping you must take a stroll through the Route 66 historic district. but make sure you allow plenty of time because these stores are huge and they are packed with good stuff! yes, i made purchases... my husband had to remind me several times that we were driving a car...not a uhaul. LOL

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have stayed overnight in Amarillo many times over the years. I never realized that there was this cool, historic area called “Historic 6th Street – Historic Route 66” just a few minutes from the hotel I always stay at along I-40. Live & learn. This is a very charming area and well-worth a visit - and, it's free to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very nice view of the historic route 66. I have heard about it for many of years only recently got to experience it. Don't look for much. The scenery in areas can be very beautiful, but it is almost run down, and a ghost town in the city sadly

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Amarillo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is basically the old route 66 thru Amarillo. Amarillo has added several hole in the wall restaurants down along the route and several trendy bars. Its basically the older section west of downtown revitalized to some extent. Caters to a younger crowd and the bikers on the weekends and weekend evenings. El Bracero's is a good authentic place for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a very intersting trek but on a Friday night, it is even better. On the evening we made the drive it was great to see all the people enjoying the summer evening at local establishments. Wether you indulge or give do a drive-by, it is worth checking out.

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Monroe City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Love this strip with all the antique stores, great food and other attractions. A GREAT place to spend the day !!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There isn't much "historical" aside from the architecture. If you like antiques, thrift shops, specialty shops and tasty food, totally worth 3 hours. If not, either skip it or drive by slowly enough to check out the Sinclair Dino and a few cool old buildings.

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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo

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