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From premiere restaurants and buzzing clubs to quaint, small-town shops, Polk Street has something to offer to just about every visitor. For families seeking out historic landmarks, Polk Street's Harrington House, a neo-classical mansion, is the perfect place to visit. Tourists staying in Amarillo in August should plan on attending the Annual Polk Street Block Party benefiting the downtown revitalization project. A highlight of Amarillo, Polk Street offers something for everyone.
Route 66 is a part of America's identity. The birth of cars, Western freewheeling, traveling, Jack Kerouac and Route 66; these histories go hand-in-hand, and Amarillo features some truly iconic sections of the road. The Big Texan Restaurant has been offering diners its 72 oz. steak challenge since the 1970s. The Cowboy Motel can easily be recognized by its giant antique cowboy road sign in front. Route 66 is the perfect place for shopping, dining, and experiencing a legendary section of American history.
Built by local millionaire/philanthropist Stanley Marsh III, Cadillac Ranch is easily one of Texas' most recognizable attractions. Eleven rusted, gutted-out Cadillacs are lined up and photogenically planted hood-first in the dirt. Unlike the pyramids, Stonehenge and other cultural landmarks, visitors are encouraged to bring spray paint and let loose on this monument. Every visitor to Amarillo should experience Caddy Ranch at least once.