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Old 07-16-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Kiva RV Park in Tucumcari NM on Route 66

We travel alot for DH work and have stayed many places. We have loved our stay in Tucumcari NM at Kiva RV park. The staff here is wonderful - very helpful and kind.

The wifi is a big deal for my husband; we have a hot spot and usually have to use it but not here. Full hook ups include 30/50amp, sewer, water, wifi and cable. Everything works well and they even have fairly level ground, lots of shade trees and at night the community area is light up with lights. All for $85 per week! Don't be scared off by the front of the RV park they have small semi run down apartments, just keep driving through and give it a try.

We are staying in an RV and so don't need or use the bathrooms here and I haven't been in here. So I can't help anyone with that.

Tucumcari NM is a great weekend get away! They have something for everyone; Dinosaur Museum, and old train station that has been restored, Tucumcari Historical Museum, Route 66 with Vintage Neon Signs all along Route 66 Blvd. including: Whiting Brother’s Gas Station, Pony Soldier Motel, Lasso Motel, Kiva RV Park, Palomino Motel, Cactus RV Park, Apache Motel, Del’s Restaurant, TeePee Curios, Blue Swallow Motel, Motel Safari, Outlaw Tattoos, Trails West Lounge, La Cita’s Restaurant, Lizard Lounge, Buckaroo Motel, Ranch House Café ,Redwood Lodge and Paradise Motel, all the old gas stations have been repainted in their old motif of a time when you put a tiger in our tank at the Esso station, kind and friendly people, some of the best cheeses are made in Tucumcari at the Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory. Just west of Tucumcari is Russel’s Truck & Travel Center & Classic Car Museumwhich is full of Classic Cars at no charge. Located on the west-bound side of I-40 just west of the Glenrio Visitor Information Center.
One of my favorite places is Watson's Feed store - they have a bakery, and on Friday and Saturdays they have a BBQ restaurant that is amazing!!!! The owners are so friendly and love to visit with strangers. They have cowboy hats and some of the best priced turquoise jewelry ever! Make sure you stop by.
Also known as the “City of Murals”, Tucumcari and Quay County have over 40 murals and counting!
In the summer there is a Farmer’s Market in the city park; on Saturdays at 10 AM and on Tuesday nights at 5:30 PM. Fresh produce, eggs, homemade jams and breads along with homemade soaps and lots of friendly people!
Come and visit Tucumcari as you are traveling across I-40 even if its just for a night or two.
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Nice. Thanks for the information.
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We stayed at the KOA and it was not that nice. It was just for a night anyway.
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Sounds like a nice sleepy little town to visit, thanks for all that info.

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Old 07-19-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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We stayed at the KOA and it was not that nice. It was just for a night anyway.
Sorry that it the KOA was not a nice place for you. I have never been to it.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:18 PM   #6
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This is the inside of Watson's BBQ. They are sort of a unique store/eatery. Very friendly and have the Route 66 theme going for sure.
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Next time we pass through will have to make sure we stay for awhile.
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Sohapi ... Interesting and informative write up. Just did a satellite viewing of the park and surroundings. At least it has good shade, whereas the park to the west of it is mostly barren. AllStays app has three good reviews for Kiva. You are not alone in your evaluation. The veterans discount catches my attention too.

I like RV parks with a retro ambience, and Kiva seems to blend with the local theme. Do you have any pictures of the parking areas?
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Just heading out so hope this helps. That's our rig next to the gazebo. The park is pretty full to the right if us, mostly one week stays or over night visits. We have been here two weeks for DH work.
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Ahhh ... shade .... I'm sold. Looks plenty adequate for big rigs.
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We have a 38' DP and had our tow dolly on the back. It brothers that own the park and so easy to work with.
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I'm adding to an old thread. We're at Keva RV Park in Tucumcari right now. We'll be here two nights. It's on the rough side but employees are friendly and helpful. It's $20 a night for full hookups, cable TV and wifi. There are no bathing facilities or bathrooms and no pool. They can accommodate the largest rigs and they have pull-through sites. Not all are tree shaded. The pictures above are a little deceiving. It's close to the Interstate (I-40). It's an interesting place. We're on our way to Albuquerque.
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We spent a week at Kiva and found it to be decent for an older campground. It is pretty cheep with the Pass Port rate. Cactus RV Park is next door to Kiva and seemed as nice.

We also spent the next week at Mountain Road RV Park on Rt 54 just north of Flying J. Much nicer though a little more expensive.

Tucumcari is a nice little town with lots of murals.
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