Visitor center aims to showcase history of Route 66

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque are developing a Route 66 Visitor Center at the top of Nine Mile Hill. The hope is that this center will be a catalyst for tourism-related business along west Central Ave. Luiz Hernandez Jr., executive director of the West Central Community Development Group, talked about what the visitor center is all about.


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The design plans for the 21,000 square foot multipurpose center. It also includes a banquet/event hall, outdoor amphitheater, a Route 66 museum, taproom, gift shop, and administrative offices. The outdoor areas, will be utilized for a makeshift drive-in theater, car shows, and other events.

The city broke ground in March 2021. The completion is expected to be done in May 2022.

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