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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“Dude Man” Cowboy Muffler man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

“Dude Man” Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico

Muffler Men roadside attractions are fiberglass giants who stand anywhere from 14 to 25 feet tall. Each has a similar design and was built between 1963 and 1972 by International Fiberglass in Venice, California. With signature stances, these big fiberglass men stood outside of muffler shops and other businesses to call attention from the road.…


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…


La Cita Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Restaurant

La Cita Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Hungry in Tucumcari? Look for the giant sombrero. La Cita Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico serves tasty New Mexican favorites tucked away behind a sombrero-shaped entrance on Route 66. The La Cita Restaurant opened in 1940 on Route 66. Tucumcari was a popular stop for travelers on The Mother Road and became known for its…


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…


Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Don't drive past this attraction on your road trip: the Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico was dedicated in 1997 as a tribute to the Mother Road’s past, present, and future and Tucumcari’s place within. Titled “The Mother Road,” the outdoor sculpture was commissioned from sculptor…


Tee Pee Curios in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction and Souvenir Gift Shop

Tee Pee Curios in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Tee Pee Curios in Tucumcari, New Mexico is a tee pee-shaped building, souvenir gift shop, and Route 66 roadside attraction that is full of fun both inside and out! Built in 1944, the business originally operated as a Tee Pee Trading Post with a Gulf service station out front. Throughout the years, it went by…


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…


66 Diner in Albuquerque, New Mexico

66 Diner in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Craving that classic diner experience while road tripping Route 66? This Albuquerque restaurant has it all: vintage design, neon lights, memorabilia, photos ops, an exemplary menu, and some of the best milkshakes on The Mother Road. Pull over for lunch or dinner and step into the 1950s at 66 Diner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 66…


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…


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