Route 66 in Arizona
(source National Park Service)
Miles: 350 (approx.)
"For centuries, travelers and explorers have been following the 35th parallel through Arizona. From prehistoric trails to Beale’s Wagon Road, the railroad, the National Old Trails Road, and Route 66, the 35th parallel through Arizona has been a favored route for its mild climate and relatively level terrain. Passing through numerous tribal communities and railroad towns, it is also a route of stunning natural attractions such as the Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest, painted deserts, pine forests, and the Grand Canyon. Curio shops and exotic animal farms once flourished along the corridor during the Route 66 years.
After the last segment of Route 66 in the nation was bypassed by the interstate in Williams, Arizona in 1984, a grassroots effort rallied to form the Arizona Route 66 Association to preserve and commemorate the route. By 1994 Arizona Route 66 was designated an Arizona Scenic Byway, and by 2009, it became an All American Road. The Bureau of Land Management also designated the 42-mile section of Route 66 through their lands between Kingman and Topock as a Backcountry Byway.
The National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program has also worked with more than 20 cost-share grant partners to assist properties including the Wigwam Motel and Joe and Aggie’s in Holbrook; the Hualapai Fueling Station in Peach Springs; and the Frontier Motel in Truxton." National Park Service
Hot Rods and Classic Cars travel Route 66 in Arizona
RT 66 Fun Run Registration
More than 800 vehicles carrying thousands of friends will be joining the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona on May 5, 6, 7, 2023 for a weekend of adventure! Historic Route 66 Fun Run participants from across the globe will meet in Seligman to travel a 140 mile stretch of Route 66 with events planned in nearly every community along the way. The procession will conclude in Topock/Golden Shores with an awesome award ceremony to cap off the weekend.
Seligman was on the original U.S. Route 66 from 1926 through 1978, when Interstate 40 bypassed it a few miles south. Seligman experienced its real heyday after World War II, when returning veterans and other motorists hit the road and made the Southwest a popular tourist destination. The Seligman Commercial Historic District is roughly bounded by 1st and Lamport Streets. and Picacho and Railroad Aves. It was added to National Register of Historic Places on February 1, 2005, reference #04000511. The Seligman Commercial Historic District protects the historical central area's early 20th century commercial buildings along Historic Route 66, a revived popular tourist destination. Historic district contributing properties include the Pitts General Merchandise Store and the U.S. Post Office from 1903, the Pioneer Hall and Theatre and the Seligman Garage from 1905, and the Seligman Pool Hall from 1923.
In 1987 Seligman gained its name "Birthplace of Historic Route 66" due to the efforts of Seligman residents, who convinced the State of Arizona to dedicate Route 66 a historic highway. Seligman is the first stop heading west on the longest uninterrupted stretch of historic Route 66, running around 160 miles (260 km) to Topock on the east side of the Colorado River. Pictured are some of the contributing structures in the Seligman Commercial Historic District and the historic Route 66. Also, pictured are some of the historical structures outside of the Seligman Commercial Historic District zone, some of which are individually listed in the National Register of Historic places.
The Seligman Chamber of Commerce - Mission: Promote commercial enterprise, strengthen the community, advance education and promote tourism.
The Grand Canyon Caverns is located along Route 66 Arizona. The Grand Canyon Caverns is on Arizona Route 66 and just 30 minutes from Seligman AZ
Bull Riding, Live Music, Hot Food, all in one place, along with so much more. Join the fun in New River, Arizona. A short side trip off Route 66 Arizona
Located in the heart of Seligman Historic District. Route 66 theme rooms. Enjoy the view from the balcony lounge that overlooks many historic buildings. Canyon Lodge Route 66
The Historic Route 66 Fun Run is a 3 day car show. Over 900 cars travel from Seligman AZ to Topock. AZ. Classics, customs and unique automobiles.
Step back in time with COME BACK BUDDY
specializing in 50's Rock-N-Roll, providing great entertainment for dancing and fun...
Classic cars are featured on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona.
“What began as a town too tough for women and churches, is now too good to miss”
"Native American culture, Hispanic roots and pioneers from all walks of life. In this community is the heart of Navajo County, the gateway to the stunning Petrified Forest National Park and the trip that needs to be taken along Historic Route 66. Rich in diversity and welcoming to all, Holbrook is where your adventure begins." Route 66 Arizona
The internationally renowned U.S. Route 66 runs directly through the town. Notably, the longest original, uninterrupted stretch of Route 66 still in existence (approximately 9.6 miles (15.4 km) long) can be found between Ash Fork, Arizona, and Seligman AZ, beginning just beyond Ash Fork at Crookton Road. The surrounding geographical area and settlements served as inspiration for the 2006 Pixar film Cars. Wikipedia Travel Arizona Route 66 Video narrated by Arizona State Historian Marshal
The largest stretch of uninterrupted Route 66 that exists today is in Arizona, running 159 miles from Seligman AZ to Topock, Az.
Paul Marshall (Neanderpaul) and Mark Devine on location for the dedication of the Glenn Frey tribute statue on the Corner in Winslow on Route 66 Arizona. KSLX10.7 FM. They were also kicking off the "Standin' on the Corner" annual festival in Winslow, Arizona> This is a well known attraction on Arizona Route 66.
Kingman, Arizona is rich with history. Museums and a classic historic downtown blends well with surrounding urban development. Historic Route 66 Arizona
The video captures a typical scene in small town America. "Route 66 Andy Devine Days Parade". Music "Kings of Kingman" by "The Road Crew".
The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of both the surface, and the memories along Arizona’s portion of Route 66.
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" For nearly 50 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions, named America’s No. 1 Attraction for Car Lovers in the 2019 USA Today Readers’ Choice Contest. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience ‒ in person and on live national and international television. Barrett-Jackson produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to the millions watching the events via live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and MotorTrend, over 500,000 people are in attendance at all four auctions, looking to witness auction action at its best, capture the car of their dreams, mingle with celebrities, experience adrenaline-pumping thrill rides in the latest vehicles from America’s top automakers – or shop in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace." Ready for a Route 66 Arizona trip?
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