It Doesn’t Get More New Mexico Than This Nostalgic Must-See Stop On Route 66

When driving down our most favorite highway, Route 66, there are plenty of little shops and restaurants to stop at that are a true ode to Southwest history, and this curio shop is no exception. In the sweet town of Tucumcari, you’ll find a nostalgic curio shop that used to be an old gas station in the ’40s. Once you step inside, you’ll be met with oddities, rarities, and wonderful souvenirs that are all an ode to the beautiful Southwest and good ol’ Route 66. Let’s get our kicks at this intriguing, historic, beautiful curios shop right upon the one and only Route 66 in the small town of Tucumcari.

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Have you ever stopped in at Tee Pee Curios on Route 66? Did you find anything interesting? Let us hear all about your experiences in the comments, and don’t forget to share photos from your roadside adventures with us by using the hashtag #onlyinnewmexico on Instagram.

If this town looked familiar to you, it might be because Tucumcari inspired much of the Disney movie “Cars.”