You Can Visit The Small Town In New Mexico That Inspired The Disney Movie “Cars”

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, everyone loves Disney movies and we’ve all imagined what it would be like to experience these fictional towns in real life. Even though the town of Radiator Springs in Disney’s “Cars” is a fictional town, Tucumcari is a real desert town on the Historic Route 66 in New Mexico. Tucumcari played a big role in inspiring the movie “Cars” from the neon light hotels, to the expansive desert mountains in the backdrop. Let’s take a look at what parts of Tucumcari look a lot like Radiator Springs so you know where to go next time you visit this charming New Mexico desert town.

Did you know that New Mexico’s own Tucumcari inspired so much of this famous Pixar movie? What are your favorite spots to see? We’d love to hear all about your thoughts in the comments!

While you’re visiting Tucumcari, take a little trip to this unassuming general store that also has some of the most amazing BBQ in the state.