A Memorable Road Trip on Interstate 40, Part 2

A Memorable Interstate 40 Road Trip

Things to Do on the Way From Albuquerque, New Mexico to Amarillo, Texas

Things to Do on the Way From Albuquerque, New Mexico to Amarillo, Texas

The stretch of Interstate 40 between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Amarillo, Texas, passes through mountain and desert scenery. Watch closely -- you might even see some tumbleweeds drift past your .

One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway.

10 Stops You Can't Miss on an I-40 Road Trip

One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway.

Tips for Visiting Cadillac Ranch. Cadillac Ranch, located just east of Amarillo, Texas along Interstate 40, is an iconic roadside attraction and a stop for many roadtrippers as they cross the southern plains on historic Route 66.

Tips for Visiting Cadillac Ranch. Cadillac Ranch, located just east of Amarillo, Texas along Interstate 40, is an iconic roadside attraction and a stop for many roadtrippers as they cross the southern plains on historic Route 66.

The world’s best preserved meteorite impact site just minutes from Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona near Winslow (and near Route 66).

The world’s best preserved meteorite impact site just minutes from Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona near Winslow (and near Route 66).

Jackrabbit Statue at sunset; Jackrabbit Trading Post near Joseph, Arizona on Interstate 40 (Route 66)

Jackrabbit Statue at sunset; Jackrabbit Trading Post near Joseph, Arizona on Interstate 40 (Route 66)

The Memphis - Arkansas bridge or the "M" bridge over the muddy Mississippi River connects Memphis to Arkansas.

The Memphis - Arkansas bridge or the "M" bridge over the muddy Mississippi River connects Memphis to Arkansas.

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