Tucumcari (pop 7,000) sits along the I-40 corridor and old US Route 66 and is better known for its billboards that span for hundreds of miles either side of town, luring tired travelers with promises of numerous and comfortable accommodations, than it is for its recreational opportunity. However, visitors who spend more than just a traveling night in the Tucumcari area will find the area is ripe with good fishing and wildlife viewing venues.
Lodging options in Tucumcari are vast, with the town boasting over 1500 rooms, and travelers on all types of budgets will find a clean room here. Dining in Tucumcari ranges from fast food to higher end steak & seafood restaurants and visitors are sure to find something to please the palate here.
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