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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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Plano, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Like I said, I grew up in this area, and this was the first time I have driven down what we used to call 6th street, I about 20 years. The City of Amarillo is trying to make the area into a hip area. I was pleased to see that. Is it there yet, not quite, but it is coming.... More

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Bloomington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Just nice to drive up and down, stopped in an authentic café for lunch, the longest continually open under one family.

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Attleboro, Ma.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is somewhat funky but not very long in distance. Spend the time at the local restaurants and bars, take some pictures, but don't expect anything other than what it is-part of the Route 66 experience.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Antiquing? Great place to visit each and every store! Loved looking at the displays. If you have a half day to spend playing tourist, this is a great place to visit.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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