New Mexico Route 66 Attractions

487 miles of Route 66 run through New Mexico, the longest stretch of the eight states on your Mother Road journey. With two different alignments that either take you to Santa Fe or not, there are quintessential New Mexico Route 66 attractions to see at every turn of the road.

You’ll find quirky roadside attractions, informative museums, vintage diners, historical landmarks, and classic motels and hotels on this stretch of your road trip.

Looking for the best New Mexico Route 66 attractions to add to your road trip itinerary? Use the filters below to search our New Mexico directory by location, attraction type, or keyword to fill your travel plan, whether you’re spending a weekend in Santa Fe, taking a day trip from Albuquerque, or traversing all 487 miles of The Main Street of America across the state.

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a world-class museum and cultural center that is dedicated to preserving and displaying Pueblo history and culture. The non-profit institution opened in August 1976 with the mission “to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments…


Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru Sign in Grants, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru Sign in Grants, New Mexico

The Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru Sign in Grants, New Mexico is an 18-foot tall open Route 66 shield big enough to drive your car through. The attraction has become a popular photo op for road trippers to drive into, park their car, and hop out for some souvenir pics. The shape of the sign mimics…


Gallup Cultural Center in Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup Cultural Center in Gallup, New Mexico

Housed in the historic Santa Fe Depot, the Gallup Cultural Center in Gallup, New Mexico offers programming, exhibits, and arts that celebrate Gallup's history and the neighboring Native American cultures. The Gallup Cultural Center is housed in a two-story, stucco building that originally served as the local headquarters for the Santa Fe Railway. The building…


Tucumcari Ranch Supply & Watson's BBQ in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Restaurant and Store

Tucumcari Ranch Supply & Watson’s BBQ in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Tucumcari Ranch Supply & Watson’s BBQ in Tucumcari, New Mexico is an old-fashioned town and country store that’s home to the best barbecue in Tucumcari. Tucumcari Ranch Supply opened at its current location in 1980. The souvenir shop, supply store, BBQ restaurant, and museum is owned by Jimmy and Stella Watson who have operated the…


Neon Sign at Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Motel

Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico is an iconic Route 66 motel that has been offering some of the best beds on the Mother Road for over 60 years. The Route 66 motel opened in 1959. Originally it operated as a Best Western Crown Motel and the famous sign was topped with a crown. Just…


Richardson Trading Post in Gallup, New Mexico

Richardson Trading Post in Gallup, New Mexico

You can find many trading posts across New Mexico Route 66. But one of the oldest, and most well-known, is Richardson Trading Post in Gallup, New Mexico. Located right on the main street of historic Route 66, Richardson Trading Post opened in 1913, predating the Mother Road by more than a decade. The trading post…


Neon sign at Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Motel

Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Route 66 is famous for the bright neon signs that light up the way. And perhaps no neon sign on The Mother Road is more recognizable than the one at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The Blue Swallow Motel was built in 1939 by carpenter W.A. Huggins. It opened soon after, around…


Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 restaurant and Breaking Bad filming location

Loyola’s Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Need a stop for breakfast or lunch on Route 66? Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been a favorite for locals, road trippers, and location scouts for over thirty years. Loyola Baca opened Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1990, and quickly earned a faithful following for her delicious food and…


Clines Corners Travel Center in Clines Corners, New Mexico Route 66 Attraction

Clines Corners Travel Center in Clines Corners, New Mexico

Clines Corners Travel Center in Clines Corners, New Mexico is a gas station, souvenir shop, and RV Park that has been serving travelers since 1934. Clines Corners was founded by Roy E. Cline in 1934. He wanted to open a convenient stop where “weary travelers to stop, shop, and eat.” Opened between Moriarty and Santa…


Neon sign with cow at Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Restaurant

Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico

If staying in “Tucumcari Tonite” on your Route 66 road trip, you’re going to need to eat. Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico has something for everyone, offering a a satisfying lunch or dinner with a nostalgic twist. Just look for the iconic neon sign topped with a cow! Del Akin built Del’s Restaurant in…


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