Local Area Attractions Near Tucumcari / Route 66 KOA Journey
Our quiet country atmosphere campground is located right on old route 66. Great place to base your side trips from while visiting the local museums, nearby Ute Lake, or make and entire day of it by traveling the Mesalands Scenic Byway!
Mesalands Dinosaur Museum
On display at the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum is the world's largest collection of bronze skeletons, fossils and replicas of prehistoric creatures. This Museum was the first in the world to display a Torvosaurus skeleton, a rare carnivore from the Jurassic Period that is related to Tyrannosaurus Rex. Museum Summer Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 am till 3:00 pm https://www.mesalands.edu/community/dinosaur-museum/
222 East Laughlin Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Mesaland Scenic Byway
Mesaland Scenic Byway covers 320 miles in loops on a colorful tableland through Quay County, Guadalupe County and a small part of San Miguel County. Scenic beauty, geological anomalies and rich historic lore — all of this and more await the traveler on the Mesaland Scenic Byway.
Enjoy a flash in the past with the Murals around town, larger than life paintings on the sides of local buildings, walls & more by local artists Doug & Sharon Quarles.
Ute Lake State Park
This beautiful lake is known for its numerous coves and inlets; excellent fishing territory for walleye, small mouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. It is also the largest Labyrinth Weir Spillway Facility in the world. The lake is almost 13 miles long, but it's only a skinny one mile across. The state park has three paved ramps on the north side and two on the south side for boating, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, fishing and wind surfing. Visitors can rent small boats and pedal-boats and purchase fishing and boating supplies at the marina. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail loops 1.5 miles through fairly rugged terrain with panoramic views of the lake. The park also has an off-road vehicle area near Ute Creek and a small visitor center with exhibits and information on park activities.
Local Area Recreation Near Tucumcari / Route 66 KOA Journey
Ute Lake State Park
UTE LAKE STATE PARK - Drive 25 miles northeast of Tucumcari, and you will find nature's get-away full of FUN! This reservoir on the Canadian River is one of the longest lakes in the state, at over 12 miles. Ute Lake boasts a variety of fun water sports.
Conchas Lake State Park
CONCHAS LAKE STATE PARK - Northwest of Tucumcari, Conchas Lake State Park features secluded coves, canyons, and sandy beaches. The lake, created by a large dam, is an outdoor haven. It is excellent for camping, boating, and fishing. Conchas Lake is one of New Mexico's largest lakes.
Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course
A nine hole golf course open to the public, Tuesday thru Sunday ( 8 a.m. to dusk).
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Mt. View Bowl
Mt View Bowl opened its doors on December 23, 1975 and has seen the bowling industry go from 5 nights of leagues to 1 night. And YES we are still here, our hours have changed over the years but you can get them by calling (575) 461-2133 or now by checking on-line. Even though times are slow we want everyone to know and remember the quality family time bowling provides for families.