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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
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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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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you want a quaint wander around the shops on Route 66 and perhaps stop in for a meal or some refreshment, this is a nice area to do so and you might even find something you can't live without.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Unless you really love antique stores, they all start to look alike. But, we had some great gelato at Cowboy Gelato and the hamburgers looked really good. We went back for Catfish on Sunday and they had sold out the night before. So, we tried Smokey Joe's, across the street (6th Street). It was delicious. Both are locally owned and... More

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We couldn't find the district so ignore my rating. However, driving around the town was a horrible experience. The area is pretty bad, don't go there after dark.

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Nanjing
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I guess it was cool if you like run-down ghettos, street parking, and having anything of interest too spread out to really walk. You have to cross some larger streets, which could be a little dangerous on foot. There aren't any trees or other shade, so if you go during the day like we did, expect to be uncomfortable. Also,... More

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Burleson, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
130 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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780 reviews 780 reviews
112 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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