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Local wares in Tucumcari

Tucumcari [1] is a small town in northeastern New 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.

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Get in

By car

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.

By plane

Tucumcari Municipal Airport [2] is a general aviation airport east of the city, conveniently located on the north side of Interstate 40.

Amarillo International Airport [3] is the closest airport with commercial airline service.

Albuquerque International Sunport [4] is farther away but has many more flight connections.

Get around

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.

See

  • Tucumcari Historical Museum, 416 S. Adams St., +1 575 461-4201 (), [5]. 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).
  • Eastern New Mexico Art Space, 201 S 2nd St, [6].
  • Ostrich Ranch, 3705 Quay Road 64.5, 575-461-1657, [7].
  • Wall Murals. Tucumcari has over 30 wall murals throughout town
  • Historic Downtown Main Street.
  • Tucumcari Train Depot.
  • Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory, 823 E Main Street, 575-461-4045.

Do

Annual Iron Pour occurs every March at Mesalands Community College. This Iron pour attracts artists from all over the country. 911 South Tenth Street Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 (575) 461-4413 [8]

  • The Mother Road Rally, P.O. Box 572, [9]. Annually every Father's Day weekend
  • Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course, 4465 Route 66, 575-461-1849, [10].
  • Conchas Lake, [11].
  • Ute Lake, [12].
  • Odeon Movie Theatre, 575-461-0100.
  • Mountain View Bowling, 575-461-2133.
  • Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W Route 66 Blvd, 575-461-3064, [13].
  • 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...


Buy

  • 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, [14]. 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...

Eat

  • Del's Restaurant, 1202 E Route 66 Blvd, +1 575 461-1740 (, fax: +1 575 461-8418), [15]. Lunches & Dinners $8-12.
  • K-Bob's Steakhouse, 200 E Estrella Ave, +1 575 461-0002, [16].
  • KIX on 66, 1102 E. Route 66 Blvd., +1 575 461-1966 (, fax: +1 575 461-8418), [17]. Wifi cafe. Lunches $4-7.
  • Pow Wow Restaurant & Lizard Lounge, 801 W Route 66 Blvd, +1 575 461-2587.

Drink

  • Lizard Lounge, 801 W Route 66 Blvd, 575-461-2587.
  • Branding Iron, 3716 E Route 66 Blvd, 575-461-3780.
  • Rockin Y's Roadhouse, 1806 E. Route 66 Blvd., 575-461-3470.


Sleep

Tucumcari's position along Interstate 40 and Route 66 means that it has far more motels and motor lodges than most towns its size. A small sampling:

  • Best Western Discovery Inn, 200 E. Estrella, +1 575 461-4884.
  • Blue Swallow Hotel, 815 East Tucumcari Blvd., ''+1 575'' 461-9849 (, fax: ''+1 575'' 461-9905), [18]. Closed December-February.Rate 39.95 and up Free Breakfast at Pow Wow Restaurant,all rooms non smoking
  • Comfort Inn, 2800 E. Tucumcari Blvd., +1 575 461-4099.
  • Empty Saddle RV Park, 2500 East Tucumcari Blvd, ''+1 575'' 461-8623 (, fax: ''+1 575'' 461-3134), [19]. $20/night.
  • Hampton Inn, 3409 E. Tucumcari , +1 575 461-1111.
  • Microtel Inn Tucumcari, 2420 S. 1st St., +1 575 461-0600.
  • Motel Safari, 722 E Route 66 Blvd, +1 575 461-1048 (), [20]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Route 66 & Tucumcari's favorite hotel - Best Beds, 32 in. LCD TV's, Free Wi-Fi & Great Rates! From $39.
  • Rodeway Inn East, 1023 E. Tucumcari Blvd., +1 575 461-4444.
  • Tucumcari Inn, 1700 E. Tucumcari Blvd, +1 575 461-7800 (), [21].
  • Kiva RV Park, 1416 E. Route 66 Blvd., 575-461-1561, [22]. 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

Get out

Routes through Tucumcari
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