Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Tucumcari, New Mexico is home to many classic Route 66 sites. There are vintage Route 66 motels like the Blue Swallow Motel and Motel Safari with their iconic neon signs. There are roadside businesses like Tee Pee Curios and La Cita Restaurant with their mimetic designs. But there is one relatively newer site that you shouldn’t drive past on your road trip: the Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico

The Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico was dedicated in 1997. While it wasn’t in place when Route 66 was active, the monument celebrates the Mother Road’s past, present, and future and Tucumcari’s place within.

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Titled “The Mother Road,” it was commissioned from sculptor Tom Coffin by Tucumcari, the New Mexico Highway Department, and the New Mexico Arts Commission. The shiny, chrome design is made to look like a tail fin you’d find on a classic car from the 1950s or 60s, perhaps one that might have driven the length of Route 66 in its heyday. At the top is a stylized “66” and the sandstone base is accentuated with a depiction of a winding two-lane road.

Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico

You can find this New Mexico Route 66 roadside attraction facing the road outside of the Tucumcari Convention Center and around the corner from the town’s Route 66 Museum.

Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Route 66 Monument

Address: 1500 U.S. Rt. 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible

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Tucumcari, New Mexico is home to many classic Route 66 sites. There are vintage Route 66 motels like the Blue Swallow Motel and Motel Safari with their iconic neon signs. There are roadside businesses like Tee Pee Curios and La Cita Restaurant with their mimetic designs. But there is one relatively newer site that you shouldn't drive past on your road trip: the Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Visit this New Mexico Route 66 attraction on your Route 66 road trip to Tucumcari. #Route66
Tucumcari, New Mexico is home to many classic Route 66 sites. There are vintage Route 66 motels like the Blue Swallow Motel and Motel Safari with their iconic neon signs. There are roadside businesses like Tee Pee Curios and La Cita Restaurant with their mimetic designs. But there is one relatively newer site that you shouldn't drive past on your road trip: the Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Visit this New Mexico Route 66 attraction on your Route 66 road trip to Tucumcari. #Route66

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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.