|Tucumcari, population 7,500, is "The Gateway to New Mexico" for travelers on I-40 and US 54, and the intersection of State 209 and 104.
Nestled on the mother road known better as Historic Route 66, Tucumcari has more than 1550 motel rooms and many services for the traveler.
It has always been a popular stopping point for snowbirds and winter visitors. Most have seen the billboards that span for hundreds of miles either side of town, luring tired travelers with promises of numerous and comfortable accommodations
Tucumari is the Gateway City of Murals with most located along the main drag through town, Historic Route US 66. Tour the town during the day to see the murals and at night to see those famous Route 66 Neon signs. The 2- to 3-mile strip of highway running through Tucumcari is lined with classic motels, many with dazz;omg neon lights.
Be sure to see the Mesalands Community College Dinosaur Museum, a first-class museum housing the world's largest collection of spectacular full-scale bronze dinosaur skeletons cast at the local foundry.
Take a trip to nearby Ute Lake or Conchas Lake State Parks and go picnicking, hiking, boating, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, wind surfing and fishing for bass, walleye, catfish, perch and crappie.
Travel along the numerous National recognized Scenic Byways in the area that make for fabulous photo opportunities of the unique landscape, grand mesas, gorgeous sunsets, and striking monuments. Enjojy the variety of wildlife, including herds of antelope and deer, flocks of wild turkey, geese, and other rare birds.
Tucumcari is pronounced TOO-kum-kair-ee. They invite you to stop a while and make it "Tucumcari Tonight, Tomorrow, for a Lifetime!"