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OkieGene

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Posted: 07/14/20 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll second the National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum in OKC.

I will HIGHLY recommend the National Atomic Museum in Albureque. It's just a couple miles south of I-40 on Eubanks road, and it's katty-korner from a Costco so you can reprovision supplies and food, and gasoline, there.

I kid you not, it is absolutely worth the visit. Allow several hours, even 3 or 4, to see it. They also have a 9 acre outside museum of planes and missiles and such.

I stop every time I go through Albuquerque.

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Seattle Steve wrote:

We're museum people, and always enjoy the National Cowboy & Western Museum in Oklahoma City.

We enjoyed the above along with the Oklahoma City Memorial.
OKC Memorial and Museum

RV Museum in Amarillo

I would say Palo Dura Canyon south of Amarillo. But if you are going to the Grand Canyon then you can skip Palo Dura.

Petrified Forest NP in Arizona.

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LadyRVer wrote:

Amarillo has a very nice RV park, with limo ride to Big Texan Steakhous

Bandera, TX, south of I-40, but not much is the Cowboy Capital of the World (Old Bandera Pass Cattle drive)

Fredericksburg, TX.. German town and Military Museum (if open)

I-40 has a big area, 7 Stations of the Cross which is very nice to see.. big RV parking area

Understand NM is not letting people in unless you are a NM resident if you are going that far.
NM is not stopping anyone from entering the state. The signs on the interstates tell visitors (whatever that means) to quarantine for 14 days and masks are required. We went through NM on July 1st and again on the 10th (even stopped for lunch in NM). There was nothing obstructing our travels. We saw the quarantine signs but no cops.


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WE-C-USA wrote:

The only thing that I can think of---Keep checking your rear mirrors.


Can’t agree with that. We saw all the places mentioned in this thread and had lots,of fun with our traveling companions. Stayed in Williams, took the train to Grand Canyon, saw Sedona, stayed in Amarillo, etc. As an Easterner, just the landscapes were amazing to us.


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A lot of great suggestions....THANKS!! Two extra days may not be enough!


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If going to the The Big Texas steak house be sure to or their 72 oz steak with all the “fixins”. It’s free if you can eat it all in an hour. I think the record is like 5 minutes and the customer a young woman and ate two the same day.


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There is a lot to see along I-40. In Amarillo, there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. In New Mexico, Tucumcari still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions. Santa Rosa is another Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground. In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Cultural Center, the Turquoise Trail, the Sandia Crest Highway and Petroglyph National Monument are worth visiting in my opinion. In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Malpais National Conservation Area, El Moro National Monument and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S. They give tours of the pueblo and there is an RV park next to the casino.

Homolovi Ruins State Park is near Winslow where you can stand on the corner. Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park are not far from the Arizona/New Mexico border.

In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sedona/Camp Verde/Cottonwood are about an hour South of Flagstaff with Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, Jerome State Historic Park in the area.

The Grand Canyon is not that far North of Flagstaff.


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LadyRVer wrote:

Amarillo has a very nice RV park, with limo ride to Big Texan Steakhous

Bandera, TX, south of I-40, but not much is the Cowboy Capital of the World (Old Bandera Pass Cattle drive)

Fredericksburg, TX.. German town and Military Museum (if open)


I agree that all of those are well worth seeing, but Fredericksburg and Bandera are a LONG day's drive from Amarillo and I-40; 450-475 miles.


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Groom,TX a must see, couple hours to see it all, RV parking available, over nighter's welcome in cross parking lot
https://www.theroadwanderer.net/66Texas/groom.htm

* This post was edited 07/15/20 01:17pm by Edd505 *


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Don't forget to take your camera and stand on the corner in Winslow Arizona. Been there, done that and didn't see a single girl in a flatbed Ford. There is a cool statue there now of Glen Frey holding a guitar; such a fine sight to see!


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