Historic Route 66

Historic Route 66

Just minutes north of Snowflake and Taylor, in the communities of Winslow and Holbrook, you'll find artifacts, antique shops, and portions of Historic Route 66. Arizona has the longest continuous stretch of Route 66 in the country, and people flock from points all around the world to recapture the legend of this famous highway, and to "get your kicks on Route 66." The City of Holbrook has preserved an original section of Route 66-complete with a variety of retro motels, trading posts, cafes, an old jail, and petrified wood shops.
 
In Winslow, an hour's drive along Interstate 40 to the west of Holbrook, you'll find the newly restored La Posada hotel, one of the original Mary Elizabeth Coulter-designed "Harvey House" hotels built along this stopping point for the Santa Fe railway.

When in Winslow, you might want to even stop and visit the "Standin' in the Corner" park, named after the famous lyrics. The park, adjacent to the famous corner from the hit 70's song, features a mural depicting scenes from the song and a statue of the likeness of Jackson Brown, who wrote the lyrics. Recently completed, the park was dedicated with the assistance of the musicians who made the words "Standin' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona" famous.

 
 
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