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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-372-8766
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This mile-long stretch of road originally belonging to Route 66, now...

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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Antique Store

Interesting antique stores to browse through. Lots of actual old and vintage stuff, not just reproductions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
James P
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of antique shops.leather goods stores. Coon shops and nice restaurants. You can find lots of neat things here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When talking to friends and rellies about their bucket list, most have Route 66 on it. Travelling from Flagstaff to Amarillo on the I40 will actually take you on route 66 for part of it because 66 became I40, however whilst following I40 there are sections of the old 66 on either side and you can come off the highway... More 

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Shamrock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

America as it was. Lots of fun and great people filled with amazing stories to tell. Be sure your phone stays charged. You won't want to miss taking good and sharing all the pics!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice historical place, nice antique shops, good old restaurants, burgers, Mexican etc nice bars

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting antique stores to browse through. Lots of actual old and vintage stuff, not just reproductions.

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Cleveland, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a lot to see here. Head west if you want to get the Route 66 feeling. Wasn't really much to comment about in Amarillo portion.

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Forney, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have done sections of Route 66 in Missouri and Oklahoma and found some interesting old buildings and businesses. However, the section in Amarillo virtually does not exist. There are a few antique shops and some boutiques but that and a Route 66 sign is about it. Some of the shops are only open on Saturday. The highlight of our... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought we'd see historic buildings and perhaps some kind of museum. Without the signs, however, you wouldn't know you were driving down any place that was significant. It's pretty much indistinguishable from the rest of the town.

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Amarillo, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Talk about over hyped, over sold, over rated. Hwy 66 is it. Its Sixth Street in Amarillo, several blocks of antique shops, over priced hamburger eating p!aces. Did I mention it was "in the hood"? Not worth the hour delay to drive through it. Limited hours of business, nothing to see....

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Drove up and down the mile long stretch of stores there and ended up buying a few things. Trick is to get there when they open in order to park in front of any business you choose. Some antique shops were well stocked, others offered the same wimsical knick knacks you can find at any other tourist antique sector in... More 

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