Glenrio, New Mexico Is Home To An Unassuming Truck Stop With An All-American Museum And Diner
Not much interrupts the horizon on the long stretch of highway between the Texas border and Tucumcari. The 40-some miles between the two destinations sit flat and arid, a stark reminder of the rural country that dominates this area of the U.S. Travelers feeling parched during this portion of the drive, however, can make a pit stop at one fascinating location.
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The diner is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the museum is free to view for all visitors. For additional information about the travel center, additional services, and more, visit their website or Facebook page.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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