3 hotels near Tucumcari, New Mexico
Tucumcari Travel Tips
Discover why this Western town, illuminated by neon Route 66 signs, is a real favorite among visitors and locals alike with our Tucumcari travel guide.
Tucumcari, NM Hotels
Book with Choice Hotels in Tucumcari, NM – one of the most popular stops along Route 66. While the famous Route 66 is quite a long stretch, travelers are bound to find some treasures along the way and Tucumcari is no exception. This charming town boasts unique culture and history and is a hub for dinosaur research. Stay with Choice Hotels in Tucumcari and you will be pleased with what you will find nearby, including: Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum, Tucumcari Historical Museum, Murals of Tucumcari, Tee Pee Curios, Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course and the Route 66 Roadside Attraction.
Tucumcari is situated in one of the most fossil-rich regions in the country, and some of the most fascinating treasures found in the area are proudly displayed at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. If you or the kids have a keen interest in dinosaurs and prehistoric times, you will not be disappointed with the collection of bronze skeletons, fossils, footprints and more. Don’t forget to grab a souvenir in the museum shop before you leave! Tucumcari also boasts a rich history outside of dinosaurs, and you will find it very much alive at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. And this is not your typical museum – the self-proclaimed “giant attic of old stuff” exhibits a unique selection of items that illustrate the city’s life and people since the earliest days. Even the building, a 1903 schoolhouse, is a sight to appreciate. If the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining bright, hop into your car and see Tucumcari’s famous murals. A map is easy to find and will take you to all corners of town to enjoy these giant masterpieces that capture the local culture and history. Be sure to get a good shot of “The Legendary Road,” the largest tribute to historic Route 66 and arguably the most popular mural in Tucumcari. Bring home a piece of Route 66 from the famous Tee Pee Curios. This unique establishment is a favorite among tourists passing through town, where you are bound to find a souvenir to make you smile and remind you of the Route 66 experience, wherever you may be.
Go ahead and pack your clubs! The Tucumcari Municipal Golf course is your chance to hit the links while you are in town. Only 9 holes long, this is the perfect place for a quick round and will provide a challenge for even the most experienced golfers. Before you head home (or continue your trip), be sure to get a snapshot of the Route 66 Roadside Attraction for the ultimate keepsake of your time here. Just be sure to capture the chrome, retro-style sculpture that sits at the top, bearing the name of the legendary road.
Whether you come to Tucumcari for a quick getaway or a stop along your road trip, stay with Choice Hotels. Expect nothing less than a cozy bed and all the amenities you need to get the rest and relaxation you deserve after a full day’s worth of adventure in Tucumcari. Book online today!
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- Number of hotels in Tucumcari3
- Highest Price$52
- Lowest Price$48
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