RT 66 Leg 4: Amarillo to Albuquerque

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Created by Tatiana Danger - February 10th 2019

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3301 Olsen Blvd, Amarillo, TX, US

Tyler's Barbeque

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Photo of Cadillac Ranch
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13651 I-40 Frontage Rd., Amarillo, TX, US

Cadillac Ranch

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Photo of Magnolia Gas Station
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222 N Main St (Coke St), Vega, TX, US

Magnolia Gas Station

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1300 Vega Blvd, Vega, TX, US

Roosters Rest

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1004 Vega Blvd, Vega, TX, US

Hickory Inn Cafe

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305 W Historic Rt 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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Photo of Glenrio
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NM, US

Glenrio

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Photo of Russell's Car Museum
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1583 Frontage Road 4132, NM, US

Russell's Car Museum

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Photo of Ute Lake State Park
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1800 State Park Road, Logan, NM, US

Ute Lake State Park

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1202 E Rt 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

Del's Restaurant

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1102 E Rt 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

KIX on 66

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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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Photo of Blue Swallow Motel
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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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Photo of Motel Safari
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722 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

Motel Safari

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Photo of Cornerstone Deli & Frozen Custard
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711 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM, US

Cornerstone Deli & Frozen Custard

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Photo of Tucumcari Historical Museum
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416 South Adams, Tucumcari, NM, US

Tucumcari Historical Museum

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222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM, US

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

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Photo of Tristar Inn
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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.