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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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Part of former US66

Yes it is part of former US 66 but what is more attractive here are the antiquities shops, what you can find in them. Great place to take a walk and do some shopping, even if it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A good area too walk and visit a few Antique Stores and lots of action at night clubs and restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it is part of former US 66 but what is more attractive here are the antiquities shops, what you can find in them. Great place to take a walk and do some shopping, even if it is window shopping.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove Chicago to Santa Monica. Great time. Don't be in a hurry and have good maps. Some places you can't get off the main road to drive the old road. Around Amarillo its pretty well marked .When you pull off I-40 onto Historic 66. We have done this drive 4 times. Always see things we had not seen, before.... More 

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Thank Judpma012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I frequently explore the many antique/junk shops on 6th street between Georgia and Western Blvds in Amarillo. There are also quite a few restaurants and cafes in this stretch although I cannot vouch for the dining experience having only eaten in one of them. Many of the antique shops are of the indoor flea market variety where many different vendors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do, and lots of things to see, takes u back on time, very nice experience, lots of stores,

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of was hoping for a bit more kitsch and nostalgia and was served with remnants and no real 66 vibe.

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Velky Meder, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buy at petrol station or some souvenir shop (for example at Big Texan steak ranch in Amarillo) and try to visit the existing sites of Route66 - I definitely recommend Adrian (midpoint of RT66, Seligman, Cadillac ranch near Amarillo, Barstow, Hckberry, Kingman,...). Some parts are not reachable because of road closures.

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La Grange, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Tuesday afternoon, not much going on has the potential to be really cool. The antiques shops were fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed at the number of antique stores along the historic Route 66. You could spend an entire day going for blocks and blocks on both sides of the street, and there are really good local eateries too.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the opportunity to explore this old famous paved two lane highway.a throw back that will keep you in touch with good times past. If you are motoring from the east and approach Amarillo to travel northwest you will find Highway 335 a good way to connect to the Dumas area.

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