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Route 66 Historic District

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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number:
+1 806-372-8766

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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We thought by going there early, we would miss the rush.. Should have realised when we got a park really easy, that something was up? I wish someone had let us know that the shops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought by going there early, we would miss the rush.. Should have realised when we got a park really easy, that something was up? I wish someone had let us know that the shops don't really open until lunchtime, that way we could have went somewhere else to fill in the 3 hours we spent looking in windows...

1 Thank 0212anita
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled through various states taking Route 66 on and off. IT IS THE BEST trip back in time. If you are a history lover you will be amazed it. I took my son who is 22 yrs old in order to open up his mind to the past. He LOVED IT as well. We met so many people who... More 

1 Thank baseballfamily13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really bummed that there was absolutely nothing to see or shop. Everything closed. But does look like the city is doing a lot of construction, so maybe that will help bring the industry back.

Thank PeggWindham
Amarillo, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like traveling back in time to a place where things were a lot slower, less hectic, and just fun, then you need to visit the 6th street historic district. It's loaded with old antique shops, great hole in the wall cafes and diners. Stop, Shop, and eat a real old fashion cheese burger at the Golden Light Cafe,... More 

1 Thank 445ronaldo
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing but antiques, bars, and tattoo shops. Everything had bars on the windows. No nostalgia or history

Thank Hlavenka83
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Honestly, I expected more for something called a "historic" district of a cultural landmark like Route 66. If you are an antiquer this is probably a mecca. Otherwise, there isn't much here but a quick photo op.

Thank James Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

if you are a history buff this is a must see and to learn of RT. 66.. get your kicks on Route 66 and take the family

Thank GARY C
Inman, Kansas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This highway is really very scenic even though portions of it are very flat and uninteresting. It is a very historic drive.

Thank budwoman1554
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Route 66, the most famous highway in America. I once drove it from Chicago where it started to Los Angles where it ended. There was even tv sitcom made about a Route 66

Thank Kurt M
Beaumont, Texas
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Driving through Tucamcari New Mexico took the Old Route 66 through town. Not much there but it's like stepping back in time with a camera. Old closed down gas stations, murals on walls and an Old 'Mater' tow truck. Great photo ops!!!

Thank Therese C

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