One of the original U.S. Highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, stretching 2,448 miles. Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west.
One of our favorite segments along the Mother Road stretches 87 miles from Seligman westward to Hackberry and Kingman in Arizona.
On this leg of Route 66 we will pass through the small towns of Yampai, Peach Springs, Truxton, Valentine and into Hackberry.
A "must see" attraction is the Hackberry General Store ... a stop there is highly recommended!
|Map of Route 66 showing the location of Hackberry between Seligman and Kingman, Arizona
We've been to Hackberry on several occasions. There is typically little traffic on Route 66, and it is an easy drive.
This is a highly recommended segment of Route 66, where travelers can slow down, visit Hackberry, and sense what the Mother Road was like in her prime!
Quiet scene along Route 66 near Hackberry between Seligman and Kingman, Arizona
Making a stopover in Hackberry, Arizona ... Hoping to make the entire Route 66 between Seligman and Kingman before a breakdown!
Hackberry General Store
The store was built in 1934, and has survived periods when it was abandoned. It was originally operated by the famed Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire, who traveled the road in his orange 1972 Volkswagen Microbus. Given Waldmire's roots (his father ran the Cozy Dog Drive In on Route 66 in Springfield, Illinois), he preserved the store in its ramshackle state.
Bob sold the store to John Pritchard in 1998 with the understanding that John would maintain the store's dilapidated charm; and when John sold it to Amy Franklin in 2016, she agreed to do likewise.
Visitors, many from countries other than the U.S., crowd into the store to experience the Mother Road, and tack their paper money, stickers and patches to the walls. And visitors enjoy a variety of quirky photos ops: the rustic store front, nostalgic gas pumps, manequins, posters, rusted autos, license plates and much more!
Today, the Hackberry General Store remains a favorite stop among Route 66 travelers in Arizona.The store offers a wide variety of Route 66 related gifts, vests, magnets, clothing and memorabilia for sale. It also sells ice, chips, candy, soda, coffee, root beer and ice cream.
The store is located at 11255 E Highway 66, Hackberry, AZ 86411 - Phone 928.769.2605
|You are here! At the Hackberry General Store
|Corvette Drive at Hackberry on Route 66
|Classic but non-functioning MobilGas Pumps
|Stickers, stickers and more stickers from around the world!
|A great assortment of Route 66 memorabilia for sale
|Inside the Hackberry General Store on Route 66
Elvis and friends at the diner!
When visiting the Hackberry General Store, be sure to check out the fun recreation of a 1950s Route 66 diner. It features a jukebox, polished chrome bar stools, and black-and-white-tile flooring.
|Marilyn at the cafe booth!
|Rusting away at the Hackberry General Store
|Travel destinations along Route 66 depend on income from roadtrippers to continue to provide their services. Be sure to patronize these businesses to help them stay open and serve the traveling public!
Also of interest to travelers is the Hualapai Lodge located in nearby Peach Springs.
The Grand Canyon Caverns Inn offers a variety of lodging, a restaurant, cavern tours, trips to Supai and the waterfalls as well as RV parking/camping.
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