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Road Runner Motel
Gallup, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Road Runner Motel is a classic roadside lodging establishment along the main drag in Gallup, NM. Especially with the snow on the roof, the Road Runner Motel shows off its Route 66 roots.

 

 

 

 

 

Palomino Motel
Tucumcari, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Check out the Palomino Motel in Tucumcari, NM with its fine neon sign.

Ok, ok, yes this is the vintage one that was removed years back. This sign is found in the Vegas Neon Museum.

 

UPDATE 01/07 : This shot of the Palomino Motel marquee was taken in 1996. It shows the newer marquee which replaced the old shown above. 01-07

Palomino Motel
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Matthew Hands

 

 

Blue Swallow Motel
Tucumcari, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Check out these night shots of the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, NM which was originally built in 1939. Owned and operated by Lillian Redman for 40 years and now by Dale & Hilda Bakke, the Blue Swallow's neon still lights up the sky for all to see. Unfortunately, the latest news is the Bakke's are selling this motel and are looking for a new owner to continue the Blue Swallow's legacy.

 

Blue Swallow Motel
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Greg West

Route 66Another famous Route 66 icon, the Blue Swallow Motel, still twinkles in the night in Tucumcari.

 

UPDATE 07/06 : The Blue Swallow is now owned by Terri Johnson and Bill Kinder who plan to restore and perform updates on this Route 66 landmark. 07-06

For more on the landmark Blue Swallow Motel, see Roadside Peek's Spotlight on the Blue Swallow Motel.

 

 

Americana Motel
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66Here's a neon shot of the Americana Motel that sits along Tucumcari Boulevard. 06-06

 

 

Westward Ho Motel
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66Check out this neon shot of the sign in front of the Westward Ho Motel in Albuquerque, NM. 06-06

 

 

 

 

 

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