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Arizona's Route 66

Whether heading west to east or east to west on the Mother Road, be sure to check out the quirky landmarks and destinations of Arizona’s Route 66.

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At nearly 100 years old Route 66 — the Main Street of America — evokes memories of roadside attractions, rock on the radio and road trips with the family where the journey was as much fun as the destination.

In Arizona remains the longest stretch of the original Route 66 in the U.S., where you’ll find a wigwam-shaped motel, a petrified forest, kitschy shops, a street corner dedicated to an Eagles song, and so much more. Now, it’s your turn to visit these and other unique landmarks with the Route 66 Check-in Challenge Passport and interactive map.

As you visit each location, be sure to check in and be automatically entered to win cool prizes from the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. Every check-in counts as an entry, so the more places you explore the better your opportunity to win:

  • 4 Check-ins = A Route 66 Sticker Pack
  • 7 Check-ins = A Retro Route 66 Magnet

While you’re exploring Route 66, be sure to share or upload your photos using #RockTheRouteAZ and we may float a Random Act of Sunshine into your DMs.

Winners of prizes will be notified via the passport portal.


Once Interstate 40 was completed, Route 66 gradually fell out of use and into disrepair — drivers instead opting for the newer, faster highway — Route 66 held a place in America's imagination. Today, its legendary status caters to lovers of Americana, nostalgia trippers, and to those for whom an open road is the best view.

Thanks to the preservation efforts of Angel Delgadillo, the main founder of the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, the state can claim the longest stretch of the original Route 66 in the United States — stretching 350-plus miles from the town of Lupton on the Arizona-New Mexico border to just west of Kingman near California.

Arizona's Route 66 is dotted with small towns filled with things to do: quirky attractions, colorful history, inspired dining and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southwest.

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Holbrook

Travelers from around the globe get their kicks in this Northern Arizona gateway to the mother road as well as to an amazing national park, the Petrified Forest.

Petrified Forest National Park

Nature, geology, archaeology, paleontology and even architecture meet at this high-desert park. Stretching for miles on both sides of Interstate 40 and located near the town of Holbrook in Northern Arizona, Petrified…

Winslow

Winslow has always been an important stop on Route 66, first popular with railroad travelers, and now with motorists and motorcyclists.

Homolovi State Park

Settled by the Hisat'sinom people in the 14th century, the lush flood plains and sandy banks of Homolovi State Park remain a significant site for the Hopi community of today. View the…

Flagstaff

Enjoy all four seasons in Northern Arizona’s largest city — located along historic Route 66 just 80 miles from the Grand Canyon.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Explore an otherworldly landscape at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona's most recent volcanic eruption site, which offers unique hikes and sightseeing.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Located in Flagstaff, Walnut Canyon National Monument is a natural gem in central Arizona that offers opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the past. Among the remarkable geological formations of…

Williams

Midway between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, Williams' small-town charms invite lingering. This gateway to the Grand Canyon boasts a vibrant historic downtown district, plenty of lodging and dining options, and access…

Seligman

A quirky small town along a preserved section of Route 66 captures a vibrant slice of Americana. Between Flagstaff and Kingman in Northern Arizona, Seligman preserves the Americana of yesteryear at the…

Peach Springs

With a setting that inspired the town of Radiator Springs in the Pixar Film Cars, and activities like cave exploring, whitewater rafting, and the famous grand canyon skywalk, Peach Springs—on historic Route…

Hualapai Tribe

Hualapai Tribe's Grand Canyon West offers unparalleled views of the Grand Canyon’s west rim from hiking and biking trails, river rafting, and the famous Skywalk.

Kingman

Motor into Kingman, Arizona's heart of historic Route 66.

Oatman

In the northwest corner of Arizona, discover a town full of rugged character…and burros.

Route 66: Hackberry to Seligman

Journey with us as we meet some of the more unusual and famous people and places along the route, starting in Hackberry, 20 miles northeast of Kingman, and ending in Seligman.

Route 66: Winslow to Holbrook

Continue your trip on Arizona's Route 66, as you travel from Winslow to Holbrook, Arizona.

Arizona's Preeminent Pizza 'Pedaler'

Caleb Schiff, owner of Pizzicletta, gives his cycling buddies a taste of Flagstaff's culinary scene-a scene he helped elevate in a mountain town better known for hiking, star-gazing and high-altitude training.

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Six Days Touring the Mother Road: Route 66

Travel America's famous Mother Road, historic Route 66, through classic towns still filled with Americana and more.

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The Best Arizona Motorcycle Rides to Try Right Now

Hit the pavement on these Arizona motorcycle rides perfectly suited for two wheels.

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Travel Like a Tourist: Williams

Play tourist in Williams—where Route 66 retro kitsch meets Grand Canyon grandeur.

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25 Things to Do in Flagstaff

Consider this your definitive guide to Flagstaff—from stargazing to craft beer tasting, here are our favorite things to do in this mountain town.

Heritage & Culture

Vintage Arizona: Neon Lights and Mid-Century Charm

Arizona has some cool vintage sights to explore, from neon signs and roadside motels to diners and other iconic landmarks.

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Visit Arizona Experiences Passes

Explore the Grand Canyon State your way with our Visit Arizona Experience Passes. Rock the Mother Road, discover over 50 Arizona Park locations...

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Motor Lodge Revivals

Historic roadside motels are making a comeback. Visit these updated beauties to add retro vibes to an Arizona road trip.

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Arizona's Roadside Attractions

Find all kinds of roadside sights—odd, unexpected and one-of-a-kind— across Arizona.

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Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel

The Grand Canyon Railway offers daily train travel from Williams, Arizona to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon aboard five unique,...

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Grand Canyon Visitor Center - IMAX Theater

The Grand Canyon Visitor Center IMAX and IMAX® Theater provide the perfect start to an amazing Grand Canyon adventure.See "Grand Canyon:...

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Grand Canyon West

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Historic Hat Ranch

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Lowell Observatory

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M Diamond Ranch

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Mesquite Weekend

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Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Visit the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. Located just minutes from Interstate 40 and the old Route 66 in Northern...

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The Mineshaft Market & Visitors Center

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Old West Stables at The Grand Canyon Western Ranch

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Celebrating over 50 years of service, Papillon Helicopters is the world's largest and longest-running "flightseeing" company with over...

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Puff-N-Stuff Plus

Novelty shop inside the coffee Lounge. Selling T-shirts, electronics, specialty gift items along with hiking and bicycling products. We...

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Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.