World’s Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona

El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona is known for its iconic neon sign, vintage theme rooms, and this: the World’s Longest Map of Route 66.

The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel

El Trovatore Motel has been a fixture of Route 66 since 1939, beckoning travelers on The Mother Road with its bright neon sign and comfortable motel rooms. Much of the property is covered in fun and colorful murals, including what they call the World’s Longest Map of Route 66.

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How big is the World’s Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona? The 206-foot long mural stretches across one side of the motel, saving space for each of the eight states that make up Route 66: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

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The current mural features a dark gray painted background with a light gray and yellow road running along the entire length of it. Each panel the features the name of each state in a bold font with an icon that represents it.

  • Missouri shows flowers, possibly the state flower, the white hawthorn blossom
  • Kansas shows a cow
  • Oklahoma shows a bird, possibly the state bird, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Texas shows a cowboy on a horse
  • New Mexico shows cacti and a hot air balloon
  • Arizona shows a land formation that is probably The Grand Canyon
  • California shows a beach with a palm tree and the End of Route 66 sign that is found at Santa Monica Pier.

At one end of the mural is a postcard-stamp like image that proclaims it to be the World’s Longest Map of Route 66.

But the map didn’t always look this way. Painted by local artist Dan Louden in 2011, the original featured a yellow background and more cartoonish journey, with icons of characters and roadside attractions. You can get a glimpse of this on the Illinois panel whose bright iconography sharply contracts the more minimal and modern design of the rest of the mural, which was repainted in 2023 as part of the TV show Motel Rescue.

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But is the World’s Longest Map of Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona really the World’s Longest Map of Route 66? Maybe. Or maybe not. Other giant maps of The Mother Road exist. Or, have existed in the past.

You can find one World’s Longest Map of Route 66 at Butterfield Stage Co. Steakhouse in Holbrook, Arizona. Previously there was also another, done by Bob Waldmire, at the now abandonedTrading Post in Meteor City.

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New Mexico Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
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California Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
Illinois Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
Missouri Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
Kansas Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
Oklahoma Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
Texas Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
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Arizona Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel
California Route 66 Map - The World's Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona -Route 66 Motel

Visiting Kingman, Arizona on your Route 66 road trip? Check out these other nearby roadside attractions and stops in town: Kingman Visitor Center and Route 66 Museum, the Yellow Route 66 Mural, the Kingman Drive Through Sign, and Mr D’z Route 66 Diner.

And, of course, if you’re spending the night, be sure to book a room at one of the theme rooms at El Trovatore Motel.

World’s Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel

Address: 1440 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible

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El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona is known for its iconic neon sign, vintage theme rooms, and this: the World's Longest Map of Route 66. The mural features each of the eight states that make up Route 66: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Visit this Arizona roadside attraction on your Route 66 road trip. Add it to your travel itinerary! #Route66 #Route66Attraction #Arizona #RoadTrip #Route66Roadtrip #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions
El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona is known for its iconic neon sign, vintage theme rooms, and this: the World's Longest Map of Route 66. The mural features each of the eight states that make up Route 66: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Visit this Arizona roadside attraction on your Route 66 road trip. Add it to your travel itinerary! #Route66 #Route66Attraction #Arizona #RoadTrip #Route66Roadtrip #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions

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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.