The Route 66 Monument

Route 66 Monument
1500 W. Route 66 Blvd
Tucumcari, New Mexico

Commissioned by the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department’s Cultural Corridors: Public Art on Scenic Byways Program, and the Quay Council for Arts & Humanities, artist Tom Coffin designed and built Tucumcari’s roadside attraction – The Route 66 Monument. The base of the sculpture is a tire, road and tread designed motif on a pyramid, topped off by a beautiful larger than life chrome tailfin, complete with tail lights that are lit at night. It’s design is meant to evoke the 50’s & 60’s, the golden age of American automobiles, cross all cultural boundaries and capture the spirit of the automobile.  can be viewed day or night, outside in front of the Tucumcari Convention Center at 1500 West Route 66, in Tucumcari, NM. Perfect for that special photo on your cross country road trip, also be sure to stop inside weekdays to see their Route 66 Photo Exhibit & Kiosk!

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