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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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Some shops are worth visiting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alejandro J
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Naples, Florida
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We gave done Rt.66 in many of the state's . New Mexico,Arizina,Oklahoma and Tennesse. We stayed in Winslow Arizona and and enjoyed our stay. We stated in Santa Rosa New Mexico and our hotel was a remodeled rt 66 motel and it was great. Ate at a restaurant that has v en there si n ce the beginning. We stayed... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I don't know about getting your kicks on Route 66, but you'll definitely get your picks if you're into antiquing. Route 66 in Amarillo has TONS of antique shops where you can buy odds and ends. There are also a few restaurants and specialty stores that sell art, coins, lamps, and other wares, though many are closed on the... More 

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Thank Dez P
Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a series of shops, art galleries and restaurants. Some were pretty neat and some were just repetitive. We were there on a very hot day so there were not a lot of people. The best shops were Liles art Gallery and a rock shop just off 6th. The art gallery had a lot of interesting stuff and the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very run down area. Mostly antique shops. We're not into antiquing. Nothing special for the kids to see or do.

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Thank RaLaurie
Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were hoping to see some homage to Route 66 with some history markers, but all we got were some banners on the lightpoles. There aren't really that many "shops" in the area nor any historical lessons/pictures/plaques, etc. All in all a disappointment and not worth the trouble to try and find it.

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Thank BRuss97
Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has lost much of its charm. The shops used to be interesting with good finds. Now there are a couple of upscale shops which take away from the "old-timey" Route 66 atmosphere. Also lone shoppers don't feel safe wandering the street anymore- too many derelicts around. Some of my favorite shops have left.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Not a lot to see unless you like driving around in circles. Route 66 at this point is hard to keep on track until you are out of town.

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