The Old Trails Garage in Kingman, Arizona has stood in this location since 1915. It was built by J.W. Thompson for M.G. Wagner who originally had operated the business on South Front Street (now Topeka Street). Prior to the expanse of Route 66, Old Trails Garage sat on National Old Trails Road and provided service and repairs for the vehicles that traveled through.
The building orginally had two additional garage doors and it spread into what is now a restaurant next door, which served as a car dealership show room. Over the years the garage became affiliated with a carity of different franchices, like Buick, Cadillac, LaSalle, Mack Trucks, and even U-Haul trucks.
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Today Old Trails Garage remains as one of the oldest remaining auto repair facilities in Kingman and its facade retains its original appearance. Local gas station owner Elmer Graves, who worked at the garage as a teenager, later refurbished the building with historic signage, adding logos of the various auto companies who were once served here. A 1930 Packard sign was also found, restored by Legacy Signs, and reset out front.
Come see this roadside attraction on your Route 66 road trip through Kingman. Looking for more? Add these to your road trip itinerary: Kingman Visitor Center and Route 66 Museum, the Kingman Drive Through Route 66 Sign, Mr D’z Route 66 Diner, Giganticus Headicus, the Yellow Route 66 Mural, and the World’s Longest Map of Route 66.
Spending the night? Book a room at El Trovatore Motel.
Old Trails Garage
Address: 312-322 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401
Hours: Always Visible