What do you get when you combine ancient and contemporary history in one unique destination? The rich blend of Tucumcari’s curiosity-inducing past. Discover the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic period, the enchantment of Route 66 travel or the unique history of Tucumcari and Quay County.


Tacos at Del's

Tucumcari is home to a delicious mix of flavors. From burgers to barbeque, classic New Mexican and everything in between, our tasty offerings are definitely palate pleasers.



Tucumcari is home to some of Route 66’s best neon. A stay at one of our hotels will put you front and center. If rustic outdoor beauty is more your speed, Tucumcari is home to a number of hotels that provide great views of our lakes, as well.



While in town, pick up an interesting piece of jewelry or a pair of one-of-a-kind handmade boots. Our shops are home to a variety of treasures.

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Tucumscary Mayhem, Mystery, and Murder — Main Street Haunted Walking Tours

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
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One event on October 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm

This Tucumcari ghost tour will meet at the Tucumcari Railroad Depot where your guide will take you on a twilight stroll of Tucumcari's historic district. Don't be scared as you listen to stories of mysterious fires, murders and ghosts as you stroll the dark streets. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and will end at the departure point. Limited to 15 participants each night. $20 per ticket. Purchase tickets here:

Chamber Pumpkin Patch

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT

Ages 3-18 can pick a free pumpkin to carve for the pumpkin crawl!

44th Annual Altrusa Boo Bash

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT

The Altrusa International of Tucumcari’s fundraiser will be broadcast live on Facebook at 3 p.m., with a top prize of $15,000 in cash. Ticket sales benefit Altrusa community projects. Tickets, which cost $100, are available from Altrusa members, messaging the club at or contacting ticket chairwoman Sylvia Wampler at (575) 403-8405.

First Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT

First Baptist Church, Tucumcari Parking Lot

Pumpkin Crawl

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT

at the Tucumcari Historical Museum $200 Prize for BEST Carved Pumpkin! Take a stroll through the Tucumcari Historical Museum grounds and vote for the best carved pumpkin!! Prize sponsored by the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Pick up a FREE pumpkin at the Chamber Pumpkin Patch on October 23rd

Drive Thru Trick or Treat

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

Pick up your map at the Tucumcari Railroad Depot!

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