Introduction to Tucumcari, New Mexico
Tucumcari is the county seat of Quay County, which was founded on January 28, 1903. The Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad established a construction camp in this area in 1901. The camp was the site of numerous gunfights and was known as Six Shooter Siding. The name was changed to Tucumcari in 1908. The city was named after the Tucumcari Mountain.
Tucumcari and nearby Attractions
- Baca - Goodman House Historic Site
- Conchas Lake State Park
- Tucumcari Historical Museum
- Ute Lake State Park
- Mesalands Dinosaur Museum
Things To Do In Tucumcari
The Tucumcari Historical Museum provides insight into the region’s history. The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum is also a popular local spot. One can even enjoy rafting on the Black Canyon River while in the city. Local festivals include the Art Festival, the Quay County Fair, the Quay County 4H Rodeo and Horse Show and the Quay County Heritage Dayze. The Conchas Lake State Park and Ute Lake State Park accessible from Tucumcari as well.
Amarillo International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Tucumcari Higher Education
Mesa Technical College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Eastern New Mexico University, West Texas A & M University and New Mexico Highlands University.