Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico

Oh hay, you’re going to want to add this Route 66 roadside attraction to your road trip itinerary: the Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico. And you heard that straight from the horse’s mouth!

Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

This pair of big turquoise horses flank a sign for the restaurant that formerly stood at that location, The Ranch Kitchen. The Ranch Kitchen opened in Gallup in 1954 as the adjoining restaurant to the now demolished Thunderbird Lodge, a large Route 66 motel that featured a heated pool and patios.

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The restaurant served a variety of menus throughout the years, featuring steaks, Italian food, American classics, and local New Mexican favorites.

The motel was torn down in 2007 and the restaurant closed a few years after, but the signs, and horses and sign remain. Look up to see some big cookware, like a frying pan and spatula. And look down to find these colorful horses!

Say “Yay” and not “neigh” and gallop to New Mexico to check out this fun roadside attraction.

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Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Visiting Gallup, New Mexico on your Route 66 road trip? Check out these other nearby roadside attractions: the Gallup Cultural Center; the Dude Man Cowboy Muffler Man; and the Giant Pottery, Rug Sculpture, and Turquoise Jewelry Sculpture at Perry Null Trading Company.

Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses

Address: 3001 U.S. Rt. 66, Gallup, NM 87301
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible

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Oh hay, you're going to want to add this Route 66 roadside attraction to your road trip itinerary: the Ranch Kitchen Turquoise Horses in Gallup, New Mexico. And you heard that straight from the horse's mouth! Visit these turquoise horses while in Gallup. Visit this New Mexico Route 66 roadside attraction on your Route 66 road trip. Add it to your travel itinerary. #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #RoadTrip #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions #NewMexicoRoadsideAttraction

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.