Route 66 in Kingman Arizona

Visiting Kingman Arizona

Freedom Made America Mural in Kingman, Arizona
Freedom Made America Mural in Kingman

The City of Kingman is the county seat of Mohave County, and has a population of about 28,000 residents, while the entire metro area accounts for about 66,000 residents.

Kingman is located on Historic Route 66, Interstate 40, U.S. Route 93, and Arizona Highway 68.

With its geographical location, it provides access to the gambling destinations of Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, as well as the Grand Canyon, California, the Colorado River, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu. It also is an Amtrak stop.

Popular attractions include the Historic Route 66 Museum and the Kingman Railroad Museum. For Route 66 fans, the city of Oatman is located to the west, and Seligman to the east.

For aviation fans, be sure to make a stop at the Kingman Airport on the north side of town. It is a major airplane boneyard and storage facility for commercial airliners.

The Kingman area is served by about 35 hotels and motels, and over 100 restaurants, diners and cafes. Up U.S. Highway 93 to the north of Kingman is the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas and Death Valley National Park.

Interactive Map of Kingman, Arizona


Welcome to Historic Downtown Kingman, Arizona ... the Heart of Route 66
Welcome to Historic Downtown Kingman, Arizona ... Heart of Route 66

Attractions and Things to Do Around Kingman

Kingman, Arizona ... a popular stop on Route 66
Welcome to Kingman, Arizona, and Historic Route 66
Kingman Visitor Center ... Museum & Gift Shop
Kingman Visitor Center ... Museum & Gift Shop

Railroad Station

The one-story Spanish Mission style station in downtown Kingman was built in 1907 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway—commonly referred to as the “Santa Fe.” 

Railroad station in Kingman, Arizona

Located at 402 Andy Devine Avenue

Santa Fe Railway steam engine #3759 in Locomotive Park, Kingman, Arizona.
Visitors can climb up into the cab of the old engine while modern trains roll by on nearby tracks.
Santa Fe steam locomotive in Kingman, Arizona

Mohave Museum in Kingman
Mohave Museum in Kingman
Rt 66 Motorcycle Parts & Accessories
Rt 66 Motorcycle Parts & Accessories in Kingman, AZ
Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner
Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner in Kingman, Arizona
The "Police" at Mr. D'z
The "Police" at Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner in Kingman, Arizona, on Historic Route 66
Mother Road Harley-Davidson mural
Mother Road Harley-Davidson mural in Kingman, Arizona
Mural in Kingman, Arizona
Mural in Kingman, Arizona

The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse roadside attraction in Kingman, Arizona, and Historic Route 66
Route 66 Roadside Attraction:
The Powerhouse on Arizona Route 66, at 120 W. Andy Devine Avenue in Kingman, AZ

The Route 66 Drive-Thru Shield

Route 66 Drive-thru Arch in Kingman, Arizona

For years, during the annual Route 66 Fun Run, car enthusiasts could take a photo under a temporary drive-thru shield.

A permanent drive-thru shield was dedicated on July 24, 2021, near the Powerhouse. At sundown the shield is illuminated with neon lights. Be sure to stop and take some photos ... a camera stand for selfies is even provided!

Read the details at ...
Permanent Route 66 Drive-Thru Shield in Kingman AZ debuts on July 24,2021


The famous Route 66 water tower in Kingman, Arizona
The famous Route 66 water tower in Kingman, Arizona
Historic Route 66 mileage chart, east and west
Historic Route 66 mileage chart from Kingman, Arizona

Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Mural

This "Get Your Kicks on Route 66" mural is located at 509 East Beale Street in Kingman.

"Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Mural" in Kingman, Arizona on Beale Street

Route 66 mural at the Ramada by Wyndham Hotel in Kingman

The hotel is located at 3100 East Andy Devine Avenue in Kingman.

Route 66 mural at the Ramada by Wyndam Hotel in Kingman

Classic Lodging in Kingman

El Trovatore Motel
The El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona, on Andy Devine Avenue

When searching for themed hotel rooms along Route 66, the El Trovatore Motel is one to consider.

It is one of the few pre-World War II motels in Kingman still in existence. The motel is excited to showcase newly re-decorated theme rooms for its visitors. These rooms take visitors back to the past when notable stars and icons like Andy Devine, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean were guests at El Travatore.

The El Trovatore gives guests a true Route 66 experience, including the recently restored historic 100 foot high neon tower sign and neon marquee lit nightly.

The El Trovatore Motel has been serving travelers along the Mother Road since 1939, and today guests enjoy a pleasant reminder of what it was like to travel across the USA in the “good old days.”

1440 E. Andy Devine Avenue ... Phone 928.753.6520

El Trovatore Motel website

World's Longest Route 66 Map

The World's Longest Route 66 map is located at the El Trovatore Motel in Kingman. It stretches 206 feet along the sides of the motel.

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

Santa Fe Railroad Mural

This mural of a classic Santa Fe railroad diesel engine is located at the El Trovatore Motel in Kingman.

Santa Fe Railroad Mural in Kingman, Arizona, at the El Trovatore Motel

Lodging & Travel Resources in Kingman, Arizona


Read traveler reviews and see photos on 40 hotels in Kingman

Kingman Travel Guide at TripAdvisor: Lodging, restaurants, things to do

Earlier Times: Vintage Views along Route 66 in Kingman

Earlier times on Route 66: Diamond H Rancho Courts, Kingman, Arizona


We have included below a sampling of our collection of vintage travel postcards dealing with Kingman and Route 66.

What was Route 66 like in its earlier years, as visitors drove around and across Kingman? What did all the service stations, motels and public buildings look like when they were new?

What did the traveling public experience on the Mother Road? We wonder such things when we travel Route 66 today.

Those earlier times in the 1930s, 40s and 50s were not always captured on film. But the use of colorful postcards was common in those decades.

These portray the historic road in its prime and help us to visualize, and appreciate, "earlier times" as we drive Route 66 today across Kingman.

Kingman, Arizona Downtown Overview 1950s
Hill Top Motel
Hill Top Motel on US Highways 66 and 93, Kingman, Arizona
1950s Scene
Kingman, Arizona Street Scene, circa 1950s
Bells Motel
Bells Motel on Route 66, Kingman, Arizona
White Rock Court
White Rock Court in Kingman, Arizona, near the Sleeping Dutchman
El Trovatore Court
El Trovatore Court and Cocktail Lounge on US Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona
Casa Linda Cafe
Cafe Linda Cafe in Kingman, Arizona
Akron Motel
Akron Motel, the Roping Cowboy Court, in Kingman, Arizona on the Boulder Dam Highway
Arcadia Lodge
Arcadia Lodge on US Highway 66 in Kingman, Arizona ... Steam Heat and Air Cooled
Brandin Iron
The Brandin Iron Motor Hotel on US Highway 66 East, Kingman, Arizona
City Cafe & Texaco
City Cafe and Texaco Station in Kingman, Arizona
Hillcrest Motel
Hillcrest Motel in Kingman, Arizona

More Information & Resources about Kingman

Kingman Visitor Center:

City of Kingman website

Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce website

Route 66 Association of Kingman

Mohave Museum of Arts & History in Kingman AZ

Kingman Tourism at

Kingman Travel Guide at TripAdvisor: Hotels, restaurants, things to do

Driving West
on the Next Route 66 Segment?

Kingman to Oatman

Route 66 Road Trip from Kingman to Oatman, Arizona


Arizona Route 66 Passport

The Official Arizona Route 66 Passport

The Arizona Route 66 Passport is your guide into the heart of America. Cruise along the Mother Road, collecting stamps at locations along the way. Each passport comes with a free Traveler's Guide.

It is published by the The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, a non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of both the surface, and the memories along Arizona’s portion of Route 66. Proceeds from the sale of Passports benefit this cooperative marketing initiative.

Purchase an Arizona Route 66 Passport online or pick one up at one of the locations where stamps are given.

More information about the Arizona Route 66 Passport

Order the Arizona Route 66 Passport online

Arizona Digital Route 66 Passport: Rock the Route

The Official Arizona Route 66 Digital Passport ... and Rock the Route!

The Arizona Office of Tourism launched in late August of 2022 the Digital Route 66 Passport. From Topock 66 on the Colorado River in the west to The Painted Desert Trading Post in the east plus miles of famous sights, shops, eats and towns in between, the free digital passport makes planning a Route 66-centric road trip easier than ever.

There’s even the chance to win prizes by checking in and uploading photos through the passport.

Access to the free digital map and passport is delivered instantly to phones and mobile devices after a quick sign-up. 

Read how the Passport works and how to get one: Arizona Digital Route 66 Passport

Read the Press Release here: Arizona Office of Tourism Launches Digital Route 66 Passport


Travel Guides for Other States Along Route 66

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