Tucumcari, New Mexico

The monument to the mother road is located in Arizona, and some people debate the importance. It was created in 1997, and is a statue that honors the old road of route 66. The statues top half is made of chrome, so at certain times of the day it lights up and makes the statue the most beautiful. However, because it was just made in 1997, some people don’t consider it history or a stop to make. Once you see it, you will realize it was definitiely a stop worth making. The beautiful slanted statue shows the history of route 66 from the elegance on top, to the history and dirt underneath. Definitely not a picture op you want to miss.