On May 24, 25 members of the Czech Route 66 Association rolled into Albuquerque as they filmed a documentary during a full-length drive of Route 66, which most certainly included many of New Mexico’s architectural landmarks.
Members of the Architectural Foundation and other locals were on hand to share Route 66 insights and send the Czech group off on the next leg of their 2,451-mile journey.
Just as the Czech Route 66 Association and others from across the globe do, you too can enjoy Route 66 fun in New Mexico. Learn more about the many architectural features along Route 66 and then plan your cruise down The Mother Road. Below are some online resources to prime the pump:
- National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program – List of Sites with Descriptions
- VisitAlbququerque.org – Route 66 Tours
- TheWanderer.net – Albuquerque
Be sure to notice these and many other historic buildings along the way in Albuquerque:
- Enchanted Mesa RV Park and Trading Post
- Motels near Old Town: El Vado, Tower Court, Monterey and El Don
- Bell Trading Post (now lofts and offices)
- Downtown: Maisel’s Trading Post and KiMo Theatre
- The Cottage Bakery/Spot Ice Cream Shop and Pig ‘n’ Calf Lunch near UNM
- In Nob Hill: Jones Motor Company (Kelly’s Brewery), Monte Vista Fire Station, Nob Hill Business Center, Nob Hill Court, Aztec Motel and Premiere Motel signs, De Anza Motor Lodge, the newly renovated Sundowner Motor Hotel and the historic Luna Lodge (both now apartments)
- Enchanted Mesa Trading Post, Tewa Lodge Motel, and historic neon such as the Bow and Arrow Lodge sign