Cline’s Corner

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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.

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No souvenir shop is complete without state coffee mugs and shot glasses!

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Being that Cline’s Corner is located in New Mexico, Breaking Bad memorabilia was plentiful.

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Even more coffee mugs and shot glasses!

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There were many shelves of sugar skulls and Dia De Los Muertos figurines.

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I liked these little guys.

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I wish we would have stopped here in December, I could have checked off my entire Christmas gift shopping list!

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The original Cline’s Corner was right off of Route 66 so there is a ton of Route 66 souvenirs.

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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.

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