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Exciting updates are on the way for the Route 66 Visitor Center! We're thrilled to share that this iconic destination has recently joined the City of Albuquerque's impressive lineup of cultural sites. With the Department of Arts & Culture set to oversee its operations, The City is eagerly planning a host of enriching experiences and events to celebrate the historic Route 66 corridor.


Details are still being finalized, so we encourage you to stay connected. Make sure to check back this fall for information on rentals and events that will showcase the unique charm and history of Route 66. For the latest updates and more details, visit their site at We can't wait to welcome you to the new and improved Visitor Center—where history meets vibrant cultural exploration!

For more information on the Visitor Center please contact:

Visitor Center contact:

City of Albuquerque Department of Arts and Culture: 505-768-3556

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Bernalillo County and City of Albuquerque have built a Route 66 Visitor Center located at 12300 Central Ave SW ABQ NM 87121, atop of Nine Mile Hill, near Atrisco Vista and I-40.


The 21,000 square foot multipurpose center includes a banquet/event hall, outdoor amphitheater, Route 66 museum, taproom, gift shop, and administrative offices. The outdoor market areas,  including the parking lot, will be utilized for a makeshift drive-in theater, car shows, artisan pop ups, and other outdoor events.


The visitor center is located on Bernalillo County property. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has selected WCCDG through a competitive proposal process to be the facility operator and manager.

The Rt 66 Visitors Center is a community driven project led by the Southwest Alliance of Neighbors and the West Central Community Development Group, who over the last 30 years advocated and secured public financing from state, county and city government to make the center a reality.


Albuquerque has the longest stretch of the historic mother road in the country, and when operational, the visitor center will have a national presence and locally will further advance economic development on the West Central corridor.


The center will be a catalyst for tourism-related business along West Central. It will help stimulate private and public investment, create jobs and bring greater prosperity to the West Side, and all of Albuquerque.

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