Tucumcari Rawhide Days
The last weekend of April
Get rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on down to Tucumcari for the 5th Annual Rawhide Days—a celebration of the Old West and the filming of the Western TV classic, “Rawhide,” which was shot in and around town. Kick up your heels and let loose with the locals amongst many of the same locations as the cast and crew.
This two-day event will feature an old-fashioned musical jamboree, special guests and autograph signings, a petting zoo, food vendors and chuck wagon meals, Western wares, carriage rides, and much more!
Other Things to See While Visiting The Area
Mesalands Dinosaur Museum & Natural Sciences Laboratory
This 10,00-square-foot exhibit space houses a host of replicated and original fossils from tiny footprint casts to the 40-foot long skeleton Torvosaurus, a rare carnivore relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex that hails from the Jurassic period.
Tucumcari Historical Museum
Journey through collections containing a wide variety of artifacts and memorabilia from the surrounding area located throughout the three floors of a 1903 schoolhouse. The Tucumcari Historical Museum has five indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as various rooms based on themes with thousands of items on display.
Conchas Lake State Park
Just northwest of Tucumcari, Conchas Lake State Park features secluded coves, canyons, and sandy beaches excellent for camping, boating, and fishing. Miles of shoreline also offer excellent opportunities for hiking and birding.