We have traveled Historic Route 66 across Arizona multiple times over the years, both eastbound and westbound. A favorite stop is Winslow, located in Navajo County, and home to nearly 10,000 residents.
The city of Winslow lies 34 miles to the west of Holbrook on Historic Route 66 and Interstate 40. Route 66 was the primary east-west transportation artery through Winslow until it was by-passed by I-40 in the late 1970s.
Standin' on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona
This area was dedicated on September 11, 1999, as a tribute to the memorable song of the 1970s that made Winslow, Arizona a town to sing about on famous Route 66. The Standin' on the Corner Park features a two-story mural by John Pugh and a life-sized bronze statue by Ron Adamson named "Easy".
It is estimated 100,000 visitors stand on the corner each year! The park is located at the corner of Old Route 66 and North Kinsley Avenue.
For more information, visit the Official Standin' on the Corner website
The song "Take It Easy" was written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey and recorded by the Eagles. It includes the verse "Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see".
A new Glenn Frey tribute statue was dedicated and installed in the Corner Park on September 24, 2016. Standin' on Glenn Frey Drive!
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me!
|The sculpture of "Easy"
Lovers in the second floor window!
|Across the street on the other corner ... Taking It Easy
|A bit tired? ... just sit and take it easy!
Map showing the location of Winslow along U.S. Route 66 in Arizona
La Posada Hotel - Winslow, Arizona
In the 1920s, Fred Harvey wanted to build a major hotel in the center of northern Arizona that would become the finest in the American Southwest. He named the hotel La Posada, "The Resting Place". It opened in 1930, and remains a popular lodging destination today, at 303 E. 2nd Street in Winslow.
Outside view of the historic La Posada Hotel,
in Winslow, Arizona
BNSF train by the La Posada Hotel
... Winslow IS still a railroad town!
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Route 66 in Winslow
Other area attractions include the Old Trails Museum, the Winslow Visitor Center, Roxy Theater, McHood Park & Clear Creek, Meteor Crater, the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest National Park and Homolovi State Park.
On the eastern edge of Winslow on Old Highway 66 is Remembrance Garden. It includes the "9-11 Memorial" built with 14foot steel girders from the fallen Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York (left, below). The two beams represent the Twin Towers lost during the terrorist attack on America on September 11, 2001.
It also features the "United We Stand" monument (right, below). The words remind us that our country will not fear terrorism. Markers are also included for the Winslow Fire and Police Departments. Parking is plentiful, and a big dog park is adjacent.
Welcome to Winslow, Arizona, and Historic Route 66
Winslow Visitor Center & Hubbell Trading Post
Once the premier Trading Post Company of the American southwest territories and now Winslow's Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center, this location is a historic destination for visitors to the area. At the Visitor Center travelers will find historic displays, timeless architecture, and racks of information about Winslow, the region and the State of Arizona. An attentive staff is available to assist Route 66 travelers in their travels.
The building is located at 523 W 2nd Street in Winslow. For more information, visit the website of the Winslow Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center or phone 928.289.2434
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