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Santa Rosa, NM
Santa Rosa is the first larger town west of Tucumcari. These landmarks
are listed east to west along Historic Route 66.
Route 66 Auto Museum
2436 Historic Route 66
The Route 66 Auto Museum has been open since 2000 . You can't miss
it with the 1931 yellow ... read
2525 Will Rogers Blvd.
The Lake View Courts became the Plains Motel, by 2012 all that remained
was the sign. Another reason to travel Route 66 before ... read
La Mesa Motel
2415 Will Rogers Dr.
The 1940s La Mesa Motel is has a very cool 5-s or 60s neon sign
... read more
Route 66 Restaurant
2295 Historic Route 66
The former Lettie's Route 66 Restaurant. Check out the cool Googie
style Restaurant" sign on the front of the building ... read
Side Trip: If you're interested in scuba diving this side trip is
1085 Blue Hole Road
The Blue Hole is a scuba drivers mecca with great visibility and
a depth of eighty-one feet. ... read
Back on 66: Back track to Lake Dr. and then to 66.
1835 Historic Route 66
This is a former Whiting Brothers Motel, it still has a little neon
in the sign. Some cool pierced blocks screening ... read
1790 (appx.) Historic Route 66
The 1947 Western Motel was made up of several buildings. Two buildings
are gone. Cool signs though! ... read
1775 Historic Route 66
This cafe started out as La Fiesta in 1956 and it's still going
strong. There's a story behind the logo ... read
La Loma Motel
1709 Historic Route 66
The former La Loma Lodge has been owned & operated by the Campos
family since 1949. ... read
1634 Historic Route 66
The Tower Motel was built in 1949. I'm guessing the name may have
come from the water towers behind the motel ... read
Historic Route at 6th St.
The famous Club Cafe is gone now, but the signs may still be there
right across from the Tower Motel ... read
101 S 4th St.
This former bank was most recently the Lake City Diner which closed
a few years ago but which may reopen with new owners ... read
Side Trip: Turn south on 4th street to see the Pecos Theater.
219 S. 4th St
This building was home to a movie theater continuously since the
late 19teens until it closed in late 2010 except for ... read
Back on 66: Backtrack to Historic Route 66.
1257 Historic Route 66
The Comet II Drive-In operated as the Mucho Burger from 1952 until
1961 when it became the Comet II ... read
to 1937 Alignment
Route 66 at Serrano Ave.
Heading west take tirst right after crossing the Pecos River Bridge
and go under the railroad bridge ... read more
NOTE: Take Exit 256 to the1926 Santa
Fe Loop, or continue west on I-40 which is the 1937 alignment
at this point.
of the 49ers
Exit 252 Rest Stop
The Trail of the Forty-Niners was an 1849 alternative route from
Arkansas to New Mexico and on to the ... read
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