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Route 66 Historic District

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Address: 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX
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+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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
Therese C
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Beaumont, Texas
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Inman, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank budwoman1554
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

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Thank Therese C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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 22 November 2016

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 3 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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Thank Larry H
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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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Thank Peter D
Burleson, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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Thank Judy B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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