Located on the Westbound side of I-40 at mile marker 218 is Cline’s Corner; a 30,000 square foot building that houses a café, convenience store and tchotchke heaven. Large billboards line the Interstate enticing drivers to stop in for ice cream, 2 for $20 t shirts and just about any knickknack a collector could want. For us, it was the truck parking that got us to stop. A sign advertised 5 acres of truck parking, though we didn’t see that much space. We walked past an abandoned fuel station toward the plainly decorated building and once we entered the first door, a set of automatic double doors opened, revealing an endless sea of fully stocked shelves and carousels holding anything from state magnets to New Mexico license plates.
No souvenir shop is complete without state coffee mugs and shot glasses!
Being that Cline’s Corner is located in New Mexico, Breaking Bad memorabilia was plentiful.
Even more coffee mugs and shot glasses!
There were many shelves of sugar skulls and Dia De Los Muertos figurines.
I liked these little guys.
I wish we would have stopped here in December, I could have checked off my entire Christmas gift shopping list!
The original Cline’s Corner was right off of Route 66 so there is a ton of Route 66 souvenirs.
Metal sculptures of skeletons lined two whole shelves.
We ended our visit by purchasing a couple of stickers and a state magnet to add to my dad’s collection. As we exited the store, rows of turquoise and silver jewelry caught my eye, I vowed to visit the jewelry counter next time we come through New Mexico.