5 Great Stops on Your Way to New Mexico

March 28, 2019 | By: Kelsie Stelting

 

Driving to New Mexico from Oklahoma or Texas can be a great experience if you know where to go. These five places are perfect to stretch your legs and explore. They will leave you excited and refreshed during your trip to the mountains!

 

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Cadillac Ranch

The Stonehenge of the West is a must see for any traveler driving through Amarillo. Check out ten Cadillacs buried nose down, covered in spray paint and other artwork left by visitors. Bring your own can of paint to make your mark!

 

Palo Duro Canyon

Stretch your legs and take in amazing views at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Here you’ll find countless walking trails, scenic overlooks, and one of the more underrated canyons in the U.S.!

 

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Stafford Air and Space Museum

Stop on Route 66 at one of the most comprehensive air and space museums in the U.S. Named for a Weatherford, Okla., astronaut, it showcases thousands of items sure to delight and intrigue the curious mind!

 

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The Big Texan Steak Ranch

Try out your eating chops at The Big Texan Steak Ranch. The rules are simple. Eat a 72 oz. steak with all the fixings in an hour or less. Succeed, and get a free steak (plus a belly ache). Fail, and get slapped with a $72 bill.

 

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Devil’s Rope Museum

Stop in McLean, Texas, to check out an incredible display of barbed wire, including sculptures and historic items at the Devil’s Rope Museum!

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