Tijeras, New Mexico: Route 66 Musical Road

Paid for by the National Geographic Channel for its series, "Crowd Control," the road plays part of "America the Beautiful" -- but only if you travel the speed limit: 45 mph.
Address:
Route 66, Tijeras, NM
Directions:
West of town. I-40 exit 170, then drive east about 3.5 miles on Hwy 333/Route 66. Look for the Musical Road signs between mileposts 4 and 5, shortly after Route 66 crosses to the south side of I-40. The road is only musical driving eastbound.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Route 66 Musical Road

This was great! My mom and I did it a couple times. And watched many people turning around to do it over and over.

[Peggy Olmstead, 06/27/2017]
Route 66 America the Beautiful

Our 5 year old grandson (and now his siblings) loves to listen to the musical road version of "America the Beautiful" at least twice a week, on our way to "Nana's house." We all have to stay very quiet so he can listen to it. I even avoid the freeway just so that he can get his weekly dose. Thank you, National Geographic. It's a memory he will take into adulthood.

[Tammy, 12/30/2016]
Route 66 Musical Road

The rumble strip is easy to miss. We thought it was a long, thin asphalt patch on our first pass and missed it completely. You have to align and hold your right tires carefully over the strip in order to hear the song, which is only a short clip of the full song. But it is fun to hear when you get it right!

[Geoff B, 08/10/2016]
Route 66 Musical Road

Works great, but it's only in the eastbound direction. There's been roadwork in the area and we were headed west - turned around, went back east and found it. Can hear the song clear as a bell!

[Kathy & Ron - On W X N, 06/19/2016]
Route 66 Musical Road

Just drove over the rumble strip and hear "America the Beautiful" loud and clear. My 87 year-old mother-in-law was thrilled.

[Cynthia Schulz, 04/24/2016]

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In the region:
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