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Route 66 Historic District

6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
+1 806-372-8766
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average27%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
+1 806-372-8766
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really a must see if your into the nostalgic thrill of what life used to be before interstates, i-phones, computers and air travel. I try to visit the remaining portions of the great highways in our great country USA! It reminds me of the time...More

Thank Wesley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a way to get off the beaten path. Each town had it's own character. I used mapquest in order to get a rundown of each place before I got off the I interstate.

Thank Billy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar and BBB!Q place ok. Not much else to see but the bars and some restaurants. Antiquing is ok though.

Thank highfw2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to see. Many of the stores were closed or boarded up. We expected to see more stores and shops. Best part was lunch at Silver Spoon

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip taking the old Route 66 route. We absolutely love it!! We need to preserve and support the old route 66. There is so much history to be seen, this is an important part of our history that we don't want...More

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

"Antique" shops, a few food places, biker bars. Lots of ROUTE 66 signage. Shop owners were delightful, but not very busy. Traffic picked up as we ended our walk and shop visits. We were told it gets busy late day and evening when bars open....More

Thank Snfrds
Reviewed 17 May 2017

While driving Route 66, don't pass Amarillo Route 66 historic district. Have some good photos, lot's of diners/ restaurants/ bars to stop.

1  Thank mmikko
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Driving from Nevada to Tennessee on I-40 Route 66 . Stopped off at some Route 66 diners and hotels on our way. It's a historical site. Glad we did it.

1  Thank imvegasgirl
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank 0212anita
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank baseballfamily13
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