Tucumcari is a small town in northeasternNew Mexico, United States of America. It is located along Interstate 40 and is the first town of significance in New Mexico if driving west from Texas along that route. The town is a highlight for those following the former Route 66, as it contains a large amount of Route 66-era neon and colorful signs.
Tucumcari is one of the historic wide-spots-in-the-road along Route 66 across the United States, which follows Interstate 40 in this region. It is about 1 hour and 40 minutes west of Amarillo, and 2 hours and 40 minutes east of Albuquerque by way of I-40. This section of I-40 was one of the last Interstate highway sections to become 4-lane, limited-access, but it's now good road and should be open in all but the worst winter conditions.
Tucumcari Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport east of the city, conveniently located on the north side of Interstate 40.
Amarillo International Airport is the closest airport with commercial airline service.
Albuquerque International Sunport is farther away but has many more flight connections.
Tucumcari is accessed via any one of four exits off Interstate 40. Exits 329 and 335 both connect to Tucumcari Boulevard, which runs east-west. Exit 332 and 333 connect to First Street and Mountain Street (respectively), which both run north-south.
Tucumcari Historical Museum, 416 S. Adams St., ☎ +1 575 461-4201 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Memorial Day-Labor Day: M-Sa 8AM-6PM; Labor Day-Memorial Day M-F 8AM-6PM. Includes a Route 66 exhibit.$2/.50 (Adults/Children).
Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum, 222 East Laughlin Street, ☎ +1 575 461-3466. March 1 - Labor Day: Tu-Sa 10AM-6PM; Labor Day - February 28/29: Tu-Sa 12PM-5PM. $5.50/4.50/3.50/3.00/Free (Adults/Seniors/Children 5-11/College Students/Children under 5).
Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W Route 66 Blvd, ☎ 575-461-3064, .
Wall Murals. Tour the more than 40 Wall Murals and growing everyday, also see the Gas Stations of Tucumcari Project. Wall Mural Maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce...
Tepee Curios, 924 E Route 66 Blvd, ☎ 575-461-3773. Last of the original Route 66 curio shops in New Mexico, don't miss it!
Timeless Treasures, 1900 W Route 66 Blvd, ☎ 575-461-3889.
Things, 920 W Route 66 Blvd, ☎ 575-461-3133.
Quarles Art Galley, 515 E. Route 66 Blvd., ☎ 575-461-8689, . Home of Tucumcari's Wall Muralists - Quarles Art Gallery has it all and right on Route 66! Acrylics, Pastels, Postcards, Prints, other artists works, collectable books and coins, unique jewelry, custom handbags and more...
Kiva RV Park, 1416 E. Route 66 Blvd., ☎ 575-461-1561, . The Friendliest RV Park on Route 66! Full Service RV Park with level pull thrus, 30-50 amp service, Free Cable and Wi-Fi, shaded with trees and more...
Holiday Inn Express, 2624 S. Adams, ☎ 575-461-3459. Free Breakfast & WIFI
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