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Liberty Lady

Lady Liberty on Route 66

Lady Liberty Inn

What things do you think of when you think of the good ole’ U.S. of A.? Maybe you think of the long highways, or you think of specific monuments. Route 66 is known as the mother road of the United States. There are many one-of-kind attractions along the highway that you shouldn’t miss. Similarly, the Statue of Liberty has been the country’s most well known symbol of freedom. She is not just a monument, she is a friend and a living symbol of independence. This statue stands at the harbor entrance of the country, holding a torch of light to guide ships. Our Lady Liberty holds a Route 66 globe. So where can you find both Great Lady Liberty and the charm of Route 66? Look no further than Desert Inn!

Lady Liberty Writing Contest

Honoring our Veterans and Law Enforcement through the written word.

It is imperative that children learn about the history of the country in which they reside, but also to grow up with the knowledge that they have the freedom, or liberty, to express themselves in words. Last week, the entire student body of the Tucumcari Middle School had the opportunity to submit entries to the Second Annual Lady Liberty Writing Contest. One hundred and thirty-eight students wrote letters, containing three paragraphs, declaring what the Statue of Liberty stands for, what it means to them.

Young Women in Front of Inn


How we honor the Veterans of this country by celebrating their courage, bravery, and invaluable service. In addition to writing about Lady Liberty and Veteran’s Day, the students were asked to include why they thought law enforcement is important. Deputy Chief Pete Rivera and officers of the Tucumcari Police Department were given the opportunity to read the entries and determine the winners of the contest.

This is the second literacy program organized by The Desert Inn, which students of the community have participated in this year. Thanks to Ron Carmichael and crew at Tucumcari Sonic Drive-In for their generous contribution to this event.

Local Information

Welcome to the world famous historic Pow Wow Restaurant & Lizard Lounge on Route 66!

Our restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, we offer a wide variety of authentic American & Mexican food, from casual to traditional, great steaks and all our beef is 100% Certified Angus Beef brand.

At The Lizard Lounge we've got you set up for fun all the time! Whether it's our Karaoke every Thursday night, DJ Friday nights, LIVE Music most Saturdays, our Billiards Room, Sports on the BIG Screen or the occasional famous musician live and in person, The Lizard Lounge has been packing the house for years.

If you're a Mother Road enthusiast, you'll love all our artwork, murals and photography on display, as well as our unique Route 66 themed decor.

Tepee Curious Sign

When it comes to souvenirs look no farther. TeePee curios is you one stop shop for all New Mexico Route 66 rare souvenirs ranging from coffee cup to one of kind handmade jewelry and gifts reasonably priced. TeePee curios is one of the last few remaining business on Historical Route 66 that have a glowing neon sign.

10% coupon available at the front desk.

6OUTLAW offers Desert Inn guest apparel Made in USA which means something very important to us, from cotton farming jobs, skilled sewists and environmental friendly packaging.

For details  (575) 403-5200

10% coupon available at the front desk.

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Dog Getting Washed

K-9 Design Offers Desert Inn Guest travel with dogs to look good on their vacation too! Our mission is to ensure all pets have their needs met by providing quality and affordable services. We strive to provide professional services with that "at home" feel. We treat your pet as our own, with love and compassion.

K-9 Design offers free pick-up and drop off of all pets to the hotel.

10% coupon available at the front desk.

Dog Grooming


Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

New Mexico Route 66 Museum