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Route 66 Historic District

6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
806-372-8766
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Ranked #20 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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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
3 attraction reviews
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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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife and I were in Amarillo for a downtown concert and we like to visit antique stores and other historic areas. This section of old 66 was really nice. Most of the antique stores were true antique stores and not just a store selling reproduction items. We bought more than we intended, but the items were genuinely nice and... More

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you are into Route 66, there are better places to see it. This stretch had very tired antique/junk stores, garages, etc.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Excellent healthy cooking. GF available. Open We'd thru Sat 11-2. Weekly specials, be sure to check out green chili free range chicken enchilada's.

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My first time on Route 66 was with my family in 1947 when I was very young. We were in a 1937 Plymouth and drove from California to Illinois. So for me just to see and drive this part again was totally worth my time and full of memories. Yes there is not much left and on the drive there... More

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