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Route 66 Historic District

6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
806-372-8766
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Ranked #19 of 33 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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Burleson, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There are at least a dozen antique shops, they are the consignment type so the variety of merchandise is tremendous. I f you like looking and old or unusual things it is a good place to visit.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

great area of the old highway to take in.. we did the whole route this summer and amarillo was above average for things to see and do

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There are some good spots to take a photo of the Route 66 vintage signs and along the Historic District are several eating establishments to serve you hot meals and cold drinks.

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Argyle, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This area is a great place to visit; however, it is not well marked to get to. Once there, there is a lot of places to spend money and see. Not a good representation of the original route 66 highway; but there are a lot of unique shopping.

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Dallas, Texas
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110 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The neighborhood it cuts through has gone down, not much to do the motels have all turned to sleazy hole in the walls. Handful of bars and restaurants in the area but nothing that looked good enough to stop. The mother road has taken a turn for the worst in Amarillo better off staying on 40 and just keep going.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I cant review this. Because all the shops were closed on Sunday. but we tried. Its looks like a great place to spend the day and into the evening. Maybe next time

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Texas City, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was an ok area. Not to much to see n do. It wasn't a nice area. So visit during the day. Stores have very high price items. A lot of junk rather than antiques??

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Houston, Texas
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202 reviews 202 reviews
28 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You should allow just a few hours to visit this historic part of town and check out a few of the bars and restaurants. It was a very cool looking section of town, surrounded by not so good looking parts of town, but never-the-less, it was fun to see. There were lots of motorcycles at the bars and restaurants and... More

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Amarillo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If your into antiques, there are a lot of stores that will provide you hours and hours of shopping and looking. I know, had to sit through it with my wife. :)

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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We wanted to see Route 66 and experience what it was like to drive when driving was fun and exciting. Unfortunately there wasn't much happening on a Wednesday morning. Restaurants and shops but many were closed. If we had more time to say later in the day or in the afternoon/evening maybe we could have experienced more. Otherwise it was... More

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