Tucumcari is a city located in Quay County, New Mexico, United States. It is situated on historic Route 66, also known as the “Main Street of America”, and is about 120 miles east of Albuquerque. The city has a population of around 5,000 people and is known for its rich history, cultural heritage and as a stopover point for travelers.

One of the main attractions in Tucumcari is the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, which features exhibits on the history of dinosaurs, including fossils and cast replicas of dinosaur skeletons. The museum is also home to a number of interactive exhibits, including a paleontology lab, where visitors can learn about the process of excavating and studying dinosaur fossils.

Another popular attraction in Tucumcari is the Blue Swallow Motel, which is a historic motel located on Route 66. The motel is a National Register of Historic Places and is one of the last remaining examples of the “Mom and Pop” motels that were common along Route 66 during the heyday of automobile travel.

Tucumcari is also known for its art and cultural scene, it hosts the annual Route 66 Festival which features live music, classic car show and a parade. The city also has a number of murals that depict the history of the area and Route 66

The city is also a good spot for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing and hunting in the surrounding area, as well as enjoying the natural beauty of the Llano Estacado, a large plateau that covers parts of eastern New Mexico and northwestern Texas.