RT 66 Leg 4: Amarillo to Albuquerque

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Created by Tatiana Danger - February 10th 2019

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Tyler's Barbeque
4.4

3301 Olsen Boulevard, Amarillo, TX, US

Tyler's Barbeque

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Cadillac Ranch
4.0

Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX, US

Cadillac Ranch

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Magnolia Gas Station
4.5

222 N Main St (Coke St), Vega, TX, US

Magnolia Gas Station

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Roosters Rest
4.5

1300 Vega Blvd, Vega, TX, US

Roosters Rest

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Hickory Inn Cafe
4.6

1004 Vega Blvd, Vega, TX, US

Hickory Inn Cafe

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MidPoint Cafe
4.4

305 W Historic Route 66, Adrian, TX, US

MidPoint Cafe

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The Midpoint Café in Adrian, TX is a restaurant, souvenir and antique shop directly on Route 66. The Cafe claims to be the geographic midpoint between Los Angeles and Chicago (hence its name). Hop out for photo ops, some delicious pie, and to sign your name on one of the old cars out front. Once you reach Adrian, Texas, pat yourself on the back: you've made it to the middle of Route 66! You'll know you've arrived once you see the MidPoint Cafe, a vintage-style roadside diner, with lots of photo-ops to commemorate your journey down the Mother Road. (PHOTOS - Tatiana)

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Glenrio
3.0

NM, US

Glenrio

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Russell's Car Museum
4.6

I-40 exit 369 15 Miles east on I-40, NM, US

Russell's Car Museum

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Ute Lake State Park
3.8

1800 State Park Road, Logan, NM, US

Ute Lake State Park

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Del's Restaurant
4.5

1202 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

Del's Restaurant

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KIX on 66
4.5

1102 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

KIX on 66

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Tee Pee Curios
4.5

924 E Tucumcari Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

Tee Pee Curios

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In fact, you should plan on spending at least a whole day in Tucumcari. The entire town feels like you've stepped back in time. The people are salt-of-the-earth, friendly and passionate. They believe in Tucumcari and are fighting for it, so this great Route 66 town doesn't go the way of so many others in the wake of the highway system. Tucumcari is also home to the Tee Pee Curios, a quirky little gift shop. Or you can hit up the Sand Hills Curiosity Shop for some great taxidermy and other antiques. (PHOTOS - Tatiana)

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Blue Swallow Motel
4.3

815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM, US

Blue Swallow Motel

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The iconic Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, NM has been operating on Route 66 since 1939. As far as vintage neon signage goes, it doesn't get much better than the Blue Swallow's classic sign. If you can, stick around until dusk; it’s worth the wait to see the lighted sign. And if you plan on spending the night they have very reasonable rates and you can get a great feel for what an authentic Route 66 hotel stay was like back in the day. Plus, Tucumcari is an amazing town, and absolutely loaded with plenty of retro-looking photo ops. (PHOTOS - Tatiana)

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Motel Safari
4.4

722 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

Motel Safari

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Cornerstone Deli & Frozen Custard
4.5

711 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

Cornerstone Deli & Frozen Custard

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Tucumcari Historical Museum
4.4

416 South Adams, Tucumcari, NM, US

Tucumcari Historical Museum

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Mesalands Dinosaur Museum
4.5

222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM, US

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

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Tristar Inn
4.1

1302 W. Historic U.S. 66, Tucumcari, NM, US

Tristar Inn

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Tatiana Danger

Roadtrippers co-founder. When I grow up I'm going to be Indiana Jones or a professional pizza tester. Current Status: Mom to Bruce and Nina.