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Winslow, Arizona (Route 66)

Winslow, Arizona, holds a special place in American cultural history as a significant stop along the iconic Route 66. Made famous by the Eagles’ classic rock song “Take It Easy,” with its mention of “Standin’ on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona,” the city established the “Standin’ on the Corner” Park in 1999, featuring a bronze statue capturing the song’s essence. As a historic gem, Winslow boasts the elegant La Posada Hotel, a remarkable creation by architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, which served as a luxurious Harvey House hotel along the Santa Fe Railway and played a vital role in the town’s growth. Additionally, the Old Trails Museum in Winslow preserves and showcases the town’s past, including its association with Route 66, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich heritage of this legendary road and the cultural significance it holds for both locals and travelers alike.

Route 66 Attractions in Winslow Arizona

  1. Standin’ on the Corner Park: This famous park is dedicated to the song “Take It Easy” by the Eagles, which mentions “standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.” You’ll find a bronze statue of a man with a guitar, a mural, and a mural-covered wall, and a statue of Glenn Frey making it a popular photo spot.
  2. La Posada Hotel: This historic hotel, designed by architect Mary Colter and built in 1929, is a beautiful example of Southwestern architecture. It’s a great place to stay, dine, or explore its art galleries and museum.
  3. Old Trails Museum: Located in Winslow’s historic district, this museum offers exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of Winslow and its connection to Route 66.
  4. Hubbell Building / Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center : Stop by the visitor center to pick up information about local attractions, events, and history related to Route 66.
  5. Petrified Forest National Park: Although not in Winslow itself, these national parks are located nearby and offer stunning landscapes, petrified wood, and ancient petroglyphs.
  6. Meteor Crater: A bit further from Winslow (around 35 miles west), you can visit Meteor Crater, a massive impact site created by a meteorite collision.
  7. Earls Rt 66 Motor Court
  8. Homolovi State Park: This state park is located just outside Winslow and preserves ancient Hopi pueblos and petroglyphs, providing insight into the region’s Native American history.
  9. McHood Park & Clear Creek
  10. 9-11 Memorial Garden





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