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Acoma Pueblo, Cibola County

Acoma Pueblo, Cibola County

Most likely established in the 12th century, Acoma Pueblo (also known as “sky City”) is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States. Situated atop a 367 foot tall sandstone mesa in an ideal defensive position from raiders, the pueblo is now open for tours. There are some breathtaking views to be… Read More

El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This historic Santa Fe hotel, opened in 1936, offers 86 delightfully different and charming rooms, including spacious suites with fireplaces & kitchenettes. Built on the original Route 66, El Rey Inn’s guests enjoy modern amenities, friendly service, five-acre garden including whirlpool and sauna, and a Southwestern style that is particularly memorable. Situated only minutes away from… Read More

Grants / Cibola Sands KOA Campground, NM

Grants / Cibola Sands KOA Campground, NM

Setup is easy with tent village sites, cabins, and up to 85-foot-long pull thru sites – with up to 50-amp service and plenty of room for slide-outs. Relax with free cable TV at your RV site or take a walk amid ancient lava beds. Dinner is easy with delicious Campground Cuisine dinners delivered to your… Read More

Roadrunner Lodge, Tucumcari, New Mexico

Roadrunner Lodge, Tucumcari, New Mexico

The owners of the Roadrunner Lodge have painstakingly worked to keep the 1960s vibe alive, even going so far as to broadcasting a short range radio station playing hits and commercials from that era. The 60’s memorabilia and vintage design features really do a great job of transporting guests back to a time when motor… Read More

Motel Safari, Tucumcari

Motel Safari, Tucumcari

Established in 1959, the Motel Safari has been welcoming Route 66 travelers for nearly 60 years and has become one of the iconic motels along the route. Very highly rated on TripAdvisor, this motel features artwork of original photo archives from Tucumcari’s Route 66 heyday in each of the guestrooms, as well as old linen… Read More

Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari

Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari

The Blue Swallow is one of the most well-known and easily recognisable motels along Route 66, largely due to its wonderful neon sign. Built in 1939, the Blue Swallow perfectly encapsulates the classic route 66 feel. A particularly charming feature is that every room has its own adjoining garage. The rooms themselves are retro but… Read More

History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque

History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque

History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque, are an incredibly popular attraction for anyone spending the night in the area. “What a fun night of history and Ghost hunting in Old Town Albuquerque. This is a story-telling 90 minute walk around the main square of Old Town after dark. There was a lot going… Read More

El Rancho Hotel and Motel, Gallup, NM

El Rancho Hotel and Motel, Gallup, NM

The El Rancho Hotel and Motel was opened in 1937 as a base for movie productions by the brother of film director D.W. Griffith. It was the temporary home for many Hollywood movie stars including Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Kirk Douglas, Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne! According to author Russell A. Olsen, “As you enter… Read More

Enchanted Trails RV Park, Albuquerque

Enchanted Trails RV Park, Albuquerque

“Enchanted Trails is located right on Route 66 on the west side of Albuquerque. They offer 20 Full Electric and Water sites and 115 Pull Through sites… but coolest of all are the 6 Vintage trailers that they rent for anywhere from $46 to $66 per night.” “We stayed in Della, a 1974 Silver Streak appropriately decorated… Read More

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, Tucumcari

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, Tucumcari

This 10,000 square foot exhibit hall displays dinosaur skeletons, bronze representations of dinosaurs and fossils, and replicas of prehistoric creatures. There is also plenty of original artwork on display throughout the exhibit hall. The great thing about the bronze exhibits is the fact that you can get right in there and touch the exhibits. Kids… Read More

Teepee Curios, Tucumcari

Teepee Curios, Tucumcari

Built in the early 1940’s this old Gulf gas station eventually succumbed to the widening of Route 66, losing it’s pumps but gaining new business selling curios to Route 66 travelers. The large concrete teepee certainly makes it stand out as you cruise through Tucumcari.   Read More

Route 66 Auto Museum, Santa Rosa

Route 66 Auto Museum, Santa Rosa

For some real retro-road-trip icons you have to stop here. There are over 30 classic/vintage cars on display, all of which are in pristine condition. The cars are incredibly well maintained with colourful bodywork and glistening chrome – they certainly put my hire car in it’s place! They also sell a small selection of their vehicles – imagine driving… Read More

The Hotel Blue, Albuquerque

The Hotel Blue, Albuquerque

The Hotel Blue is situated on Central Avenue (old route 66) with easy access to many bars, restaurants and clubs. It offers a few more creature comforts than most similar hotels with HD TV and Tempur-Pedic mattresses to help rest the travel-weary road-tripper! We stayed here on a Sunday night and were surprised to find… Read More