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Route 66 Historic District

Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
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Ranked #15 of 24 Attractions in Amarillo
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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.
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Munday, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Amarillo...we really enjoyed the antique/junk shops with reasonable pricing and the people were really nice.

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Arlington, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

nothing too exciting a few good places to take a picture or two can say we have been there and done that

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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
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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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