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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: +1 806-372-8766
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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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Not much to see.

Decent antique shops. Some were more home decor and trinkets though. Not much that associates itself with the route except for a sign or two.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Darrel R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent antique shops. Some were more home decor and trinkets though. Not much that associates itself with the route except for a sign or two.

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Schererville, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aside from a short three or four blocks of walkable streets, this is only driving with not too many historical views. There are a couple of "old" restaurants that have been around for awhile that, I guess, you could consider historical, but it's mostly what I call "junk" stores. FYI, the Route 66 road through Oklahoma is all toll road,... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

As a Route 66 enthusiast this place is very lacking. A few antique shops and that's about it. Nothing really historical that I could see, no old neon or original buildings. Nothing to remind you of Route 66 in it's heyday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Through this area one senses Steinbeck came through here to research the plight of the Oakies during the dustbowl years. It seems stark but there really is a lot to learn about Native American history as well as the challenging lives of the settlers who came in the 1800s and early 1900s.

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Burleson, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I'd learned about this district while we were planning our short in-state visit to Amarillo and looked forward to it with great anticipation. I was very disappointed by what we saw. I'm not sure if it's building up or dying away, but for other than the "Texas Rt 66" signs on the lightposts it looked little different than anything else... More 

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Thank Tim W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Drove up and down the historic street a couple of times. Walked around, had a snack and traveled on to our next attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

a must if can .we done whole stretch .chicago to los angelos .so many things to see and people to meet .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 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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