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Historic Route 66 in Arizona

Arizona has two great sections of the original Route 66, one from just west of Ash Fork to Kingman and the other from Kingman to Topock via Oatman (wild Burros, what Burros?).
xLupton: Tomahawk Indian Store
North Frontage Road, I-40, exit 359
The sign says this is the biggest teepee in the southwest, well it is 60 feet tall and packed full of interesting stuff.
xNavajo: Painted Desert Trading Post
Old Route 66
This is a difficult site to reach because of restricted access. We took an NPS "Route 66 Relics" tour in 2015.


xNavajo: Painted Desert / Petrified Forest
The east entrance to Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert is located at I-40, exit 311. The Visitor Center is just before the park gate. The original 66 ran straight through the park.
xHolbrook: Wigwam Motel
811 W. Hopi Dr.
A large teepee once stood where the office is today and served as the office for the motel and a Texaco gas station. The pumps were about where the canopy extends to today.
xJoseph City: Jackrabbit Trading Post
South side of I-40 at exit 269
Signs like this led the way to the Jack Rabbit Trading Post on Route 66 for an untold number of travelers, and it is still open!
xWinslow: La Posada Hotel
303 E. 2nd Street
The La Posada Harvey House Hotel was built in 1929. Architect Mary Colter designed the hotel and adjacent Santa Fe Railroad depot complex.
xWinslow: Standin' on a Corner Park
Kingsley at W. 2nd St.
The mural includes some of the lyrics in the Eagles song "Take It Easy". The small park includes an eagle in a window and a lady in a flatbed Ford truck.
xMeteor City: Meteor Crater
I-40 Exit 233
This is the biggest hole in the ground of it's kind along Route 66. And there's a space capsule here too!
xTwin Arrows: Twin Arrows Trading Post
I-40, exit 219.
This was formerly Canyon Padre Trading Post and dates back to the late 1940s. It consisted of a Mobil gas station, store and cafe.
xFlagstaff: Miz Zip's Cafe
2924 Historic Route 66
Miz Zip's has been a long time favorite of Route 66 travelers for decades. The sign features a huge burger and pie.
xParks: Parks in the Pines General Store
12963 Old Route 66, Parks, AZ
Located on Old Route 66 just shortly after the pavement begins again. Coming from the east on the old road you've just left the gravel road that runs thru Brannigan Park.
xWilliams: Canyon Motel & RV Park
1900 E Rodeo Rd
The former Kaibab Motor Lodge / Canyon Motel lets you stay in a cozy cabin, an old caboose, your RV, or a tent, choices, choices, choices!
xWilliams: Fray Marcus Harvey House
235 N Grand Canyon Blvd.
Home to the Grand Canyon Railway & Motel the historic 1908 Fray Marcus Harvey House & Williams Depot. Take the train to the Grand Canyon from here.
xAsh Fork: DeSoto Salon
341 Lewis Ave.
DeSoto's Salon in an old Texaco station is a fixture on Route 66 in Ash Fork. The 1960 DeSoto on the roof might be part of the reason.
xSeligman: Angel's Barber Shop
22265 W. Old Highway 66
Angel Delgadillo is considered by many to be the father of Historic Route 66. The gift shop here is packed with Route 66 goodies.!
xHackberry: Hackberry General Store
11255 E HWY 66
This is one of the most popular stops on the original Route 66 between Ash Fork and Kingman. The old gas pumps out front are just for looks, no gas is sold here.
xKingman: El Trovatore Motel
1440 E. Andy Devine Ave.
The El Trovatore Motel is the former El Trovatore Autel Court that opened in 1939. It started with 30 units, another 24 units were added later.
xKingman: Powerhouse Visitors Center
120 W. Andy Devine Ave.
The Historic Desert Power & Water Company Electric Power Plant now houses the Route 66 Visitor Center and an electric car collection and more. It's a great stop!
xKingman: Mr D'z Route 66 Diner
105 E. Andy Devine Ave.
Located right across the street from the Powerhouse and Route 66 Museum in what was once a 1938 Shell station and the Kimo Cafe.
xCool Springs: Cool Springs Station
The gas station and cafe building have been renovated, but the cabins are gone. There were at least two cabins on the east side (right side in this photo).
xEd's Camp: Ed's Camp
Oatman Rd
Lowell "Ed" Edgarton built Ed's Camp in 1919 as a sort of one stop shop offering gas, food, cabins and camping for people traveling through the area.
xOatman: Wild Burros
The "wild" Burros are a huge attraction in Oatman, they may be the main attraction. The Burro's tend to keep "bankers Hours" though, so get there during the mid morning or early afternoon at the latest.
xTopock: Old Trails Bridge
Located just east of the Colorado River and north of I-40 on the Oatman-Topock Hwy. From Exit 1 heading north you get a peek of the old Colorado River bridge to Topock / Golden Shores on the way to Oatman. 
xStay tuned, there's more to come!  

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.

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