Tucumcari – Where signs are art

Buckaroo Motel

A recent trip through Tucumcari, New Mexico on old Route 66 revealed a litany of roadside history, not least of which were some amazing signs. The following photo montage depicts a sample of these structures and reveals the artistry of their design.

Motel Safari

Sadly, modern designs rarely have the curb appeal of the mid-century signs. Thankfully, in places like Tucumcari one can still find them dotting the roadsides. Hope you enjoy viewing these.

Blue Swallow Motel
Tepee Curios
Palomino Motel
Thunderbird Restaurant
Sun ‘n Sand Motel
La Cita

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