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Tucumcari gets its name, it is speculated, from the Comanche word for look-out post. Situated on Route 66 where many of the nostalgic romance of that highway has been preserved, it sits at the edge of the mountains near the Canadian River and three lakes, making it a long time place to stop and rest for weary travelers. Found on I-40 just about half way between Amarillo, TX and Albuquerque, this town holds fascinating curiosities. Come tour a museum where priceless relics are crowded together with memorabilia and junk. At the Dinosaur Museum, the curators let you actually handle fossils and bones because they are delicately encased in protective bronze. The one of a kind shops and neon signs that define Route 66 will fill your afternoons and evenings with curiosity. Don't forget to find all of the thirty murals painted by two local artists in Tucumcari.
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There are festivals year round in Tucumcari. In January, come for the Quay County Agricultural Fair. In the Spring, come for the craft show. In the summer there are rodeos and horse shows, a Biker Rally, stock car shows and the County Fair. In the Fall, the Rotary has an Air Show ranked one of the best in small air shows. Of course Christmas on Route 66 kicks the neon signs up a notch. Year round, you'll find reasonable room rates at quality motels.
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Bird watchers come to Tucumcari Lake and Wildlife Area to spot bald eagles, geese and other birds that migrate through the region. Water skiers and boaters dot the Concha and Ute Lakes. Fly fishermen and anglers find a variety of largemouth bass, catfish, blue gill and crappies. Along the Canadian River fed by spring rains, rafters navigate the whitewaters. Hikers follow the nature trials and mountain bikers explore the hills. Golfers enjoy the challenge of a course set amongst the mesas. Campers find full facilities in the state parks. You'll find plenty of outdoor fun and beautiful scenery around Tucumcari.