Top 20 Arizona Route 66 Attractions

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Historic Route 66 runs 2,238 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles and around 385 of those miles run through Arizona. At every turn you’ll find something new and fun to see. Whether it’s a piece of original road, a classic diner, a weird roadside attraction, an iconic neon sign, a natural phenomenon, or an informative museum, Arizona Route 66 attractions abound on the Mother Road.

Are you ready to get your kicks on Arizona Route 66? Let’s check out the top 20 Arizona Route 66 Attractions to see on this stretch of your road trip.

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Top 20 Arizona Route 66 Attractions

Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Original Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona Route 66 Museum and Gift Shop

Angel & Vilma Delgadillo’s Original Route 66 Gift Shop

22265 Historic Rte 66, Seligman, AZ 86337

Angel Delgadillo was a barber for nearly 50 years. But he’s just as known for being the “Guardian Angel” of Route 66. Visit him and his legacy at Angel & Vilma Delgadillo’s Original Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona. Located in Angel’s former barber shop, you can now pick up souvenirs and explore a museum dedicated to Angel Delgadillo’s commitment to The Mother Road.

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028

The Petrified Forest National Park features a colorful assembly of the petrified wood, archeological sites, and historic structures. It’s the perfect stop on a long road trip to stretch your legs and experience the natural beauty of Arizona.

Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona - Route 66 Motel - Wigwam Village Motel #6

Wigwam Motel

811 W Hopi Dr, Holbrook, AZ 86025

Seven Wigwam Motels were built in the 1930s and 1940s. Today, only three remain, including two Wigwam Motels on Route 66. Each motel room at at Wigwam Motel in Holbrook is in an individual building shaped like a teepee. Spend the night in this motel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was the inspiration for Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel in the Pixar movie Cars.

Rainbow Rock Shop Dinosaurs in Holbrook, Arizona Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Rainbow Rock Shop

101 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025

Rainbow Rock Shop is the place to go on Route 66 to buy and see petrified wood, rocks, fossils, geodes, and souvenirs. But the real draw here is the giant dinosaurs out front, that owner Charles Stewart built out of chicken wire and concrete.

Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona - Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Jack Rabbit Trading Post

3386 U.S. Rte 66, Joseph City, AZ 86032

Jack Rabbit Trading Post is convenience store and souvenir shop located off of Route 66/Interstate 40. Opened in the 1940s, this location is still open to visitors today, thanks, in part to the HERE IT IS billboard that drives visitors off the road and the giant fiberglass rabbit visitors can hop onto for Instagram selfies.

Standin' on The Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona - Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Standin’ on the Corner

108 Old Hwy 66, Winslow, AZ 86047

“Well, I’m a-standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me.” This line from the Eagles’ song “Take It Easy” is commemorated in a small public park in Winslow, Arizona. Look for a statue of a man with a guitar, standing on the corner, in front of a two-story Trompe L’oeil mural that depicts the scene at Standin’ on the Corner Park.

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins in Arizona Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Twin Arrows Trading Post

Flagstaff, AZ 86004

A pair of giant arrows in all that remains at the abandoned Twin Arrows Trading Post. Opened as Canyon Padre Trading Post in the 1940s, the property, which had had a gas station, gift shop, and diner, closed for good in 1995.

Old-Fashioned Car at Delgadillo’s Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona - Route 66 restaurant and Drive-In Diner

Delgadillo’s Snow Cap

301 AZ-66, Seligman, AZ 86337

Where on Route 66 can you get a cheeseburger with cheese, some “dead chicken,” and a mustard surprise, all served with a smile (or, at least a potato smile)? You can get all that and more at Delgadillo’s Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona, a Route 66 institution that has been slinging burgers, milkshakes, and a unique sense of humor since 1953.

Grand Canyon Caverns

AZ-66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434

The Grand Canyon Caverns are the largest dry caverns in the United States. They are located 200-300 feet below the surface and accessible via an elevator. Both paved accessible tours and adventurous Explorers tours are available. Stay for lunch at the underground Grill or Grotto and you can even spend the night in their hotel.

Hackberry General Store in Kingman, Arizona Route 66 Roadside Attraction and Souvenir Shop

Hackberry General Store

11255 AZ-66, Hackberry, AZ 86411

Hackberry General Store is located in the former mining town of Hackberry, Arizona. The store is nicknamed the “Mother Lode of Mother Road Memorabilia,” because it is packed with historic signs, artifacts, vintage gas pumps, and even a red ‘57 Corvette.

Giganticus Headicus in Kingman, Arizona: Big Green Head on Route 66 Roadside Attraction at Antares Point Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Giganticus Headicus

9855 AZ-66, Kingman, AZ 86401

Giganticus Headicus is the name of this giant green head who stands outside a Route 66 gift shop. The 14-foot-tall tiki was created by Gregg Arnold in 2004 and is one of many pieces of art around the property that was once known as the Kozy Corner Trailer Court.

Mr D'z Route 66 Diner in Kingman, Arizona

Mr D’z Route 66 Diner

105 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401

Mr D’z Route 66 Diner has a classic menu of burgers, pizza, and root beer floats with a vintage vibe. Outside, the restaurant stands out from The Mother Road with its hot pink and turquoise color scheme, accented by fun signs, murals, and vintage vehicles. Inside, the palette continues in the vinyl booth seats and chrome barstools. To continue the retro look, you’ll also find checkered floors, memorabilia, and a jukebox playing oldies favorites.

Oatman Burros

Oatman, AZ 86433

Visit the ghost town of Oatman to learn about the town’s gold mining history, watch a shootout show, and see all the free-roaming wild burros, who outnumber people in town

Cool Springs Station in Golden Valley, Arizona Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Cool Springs Station

8275 Oatman Road, Historic Rte 66, Golden Valley, AZ 86413

Cool Springs is located about 20 miles west of Kingman, Arizona on Route 66. It first opened in the mid-1920s as a place for motorists to fuel their vehicle or have a meal (it became well-known for its famous chicken dinners). Forty years after being destroyed in a fire, it was rebuilt from the ground up and now serves as a gift shop.

Route 66 Drive-Thru Shield in Kingman, Arizona - Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Route 66 Drive-Thru Shield

120 W Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401

The Route 66 Drive-Thru Shield in Kingman, Arizona allows cars to drive a loop and go under and through the classic Route 66 shield for fun interactive road trip photos. After sunset this attraction gets even better when the neon lights illuminate the outline.

Famous Neon Sign at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel

El Trovatore Motel

1440 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401

Sleep under the “stars” by the glow of a neon light. El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona is known for being one of the best motels on Route 66, for once attracting some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Pull off the road, book a room, check out the iconic neon sign and World’s Longest Map of Route 66, and spend the night in one of their Hollywood themed rooms!

Northern Arizona University Skydome Lumberjack Muffler Man in Flagstaff, Arizona - World's First Muffler Man on Route 66

NAU Skydome Lumberjack Muffler Man

1701 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

This 20-foot tall lumberjack muffler man in Flagstaff, Arizona serves as one form of Louie the Lumberjack, the beloved mascot of Northern Arizona University (NAU) who got his name in 1988 from the The Kingmen song “Louie Louie.” Built in 1962, it is thought to be the very first of the many muffler men that once graced the roadside of America and Route 66.

Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Arizona 86047

Meteor Crater, also known as Barringer Crater, is a meteorite impact crater that was formed between Flagstaff and Winslow. Explore the museum and admire the crater from an outdoor observation deck or on a guided tour.

Seligman Grocery Mural on Arizona Route 66 - Green postcard mural in Seligman, Arizona

Seligman Grocery Mural

54130 N Main St, Seligman, AZ 8633

Seligman, Arizona is a town synonymous with Route 66. And this mural has become synonymous with Seligman. While in town on your Route 66 road trip don’t forget to stop for photos with the green postcard-style Seligman Grocery Mural.

Giant dinosaur eating a woman at Stewart's Petrified Wood in Holbrook, Arizona Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Stewart’s Petrified Wood

Washboard Rd, Holbrook, AZ 86025

Charles and Gazell Stewart opened Stewart’s Petrified Wood in 1994. Step inside and you’ll find all the things for sale you’d find at any other shop of its kind: meteorites, dinosaur bones, rocks, gems, and, of course, petrified wood. But to make this shop stand out from the rest, Charles created a menagerie of handmade roadside oddities to sprinkle across the property. There are dinosaurs, ostriches, saber-toothed tigers, mannequins, and more. One of the most recognized sites, visible from nearby I-40, is a tall T-Rex dinosaur on a hill that is gnawing on a female mannequin. 

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Route 66 runs 2,238 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles and around 385 of those miles run through Arizona. At every turn you’ll find something new and fun to see. Whether it’s a piece of original road, diner, roadside attraction, or museum, Arizona Route 66 attractions abound on the Mother Road. Check out the top 20 Arizona Route 66 Attractions to see on this stretch of your road trip. #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #Route66RoadsideAttractions #ArizonaoRoute66 #RoadsideAttractions
Route 66 runs 2,238 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles and around 385 of those miles run through Arizona. At every turn you’ll find something new and fun to see. Whether it’s a piece of original road, diner, roadside attraction, or museum, Arizona Route 66 attractions abound on the Mother Road. Check out the top 20 Arizona Route 66 Attractions to see on this stretch of your road trip. #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #Route66RoadsideAttractions #ArizonaoRoute66 #RoadsideAttractions

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.