• Historic Route 66

Historic Route 66

Amarillo is the largest city on the 178 mile portion of Route 66 that goes from Oklahoma to Texas and into New Mexico. Even though Amarillo takes the cake for being the largest city, there are things to see and do in both directions on the Mother Road. West of Amarillo, you will find the famous Midpoint Cafe - located at the midpoint of Route 66. East of Amarillo, you will find the iconic Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe in Shamrock, TX. Built in 1936, the Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe is now one of Route 66's most recognizable historic buildings. 

Amarillo's Route 66 Historic District 

The official Route 66 Historic District in Amarillo is located on 6th Ave. between Georgia & Western Streets. In the district visitors will find over one mile of art galleries, antique shops, collectible stores, craft and specialty shops, restaurants and bars. Not only was Route 66 the Mother Road of America, but this district was one of the first residential and business districts in Amarillo. 

Check out Texas Tourism's video "Road Trip: Kickin’ It on Route 66" featuring Amarillo native, Crocodile (Croc) Lile.

Places to Get Your Kicks in Amarillo's Historic Route 66 District

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