Road Trip on Route 66 to Seligman, Arizona

 

Welcome to Seligman ... "Birth Place of Historic Route 66"Welcome to Seligman ... "Birth Place of Historic Route 66"

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.

A favorite stopping place on Rouge 66 in Arizona is the town of Seligman.

Its earlier roots was as a railroad town. Originally Seligman was called “Prescott Junction” because it was the railroad stop on the Santa Fe Railroad mainline junction with the Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Company.

In 1886 it was renamed Seligman, after Jesse Seligman, one of the founders of J.W. Seligman Co. of New York, who helped finance the railroad lines in the area.

In 1987 Seligman became known as the “Birthplace of Historic Route 66”.

Today, Seligman is home to numerous gift shops, restaurants and several small motels. It is truly a step back in time!

Angel & Vilma's in Seligman

Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center in Seligman, Arizona

In 1972, Angel Delgadillo moved his barber shop so that he could take advantage of the traffic on the new alignment of Route 66 through Seligman.

Business was good until September of 1978, when I-40 bypassed Seligman.

To stimulate tourism, Angel, his wife Vilma, and other shop owners in northwest Arizona established the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona.

The Association was located in Angel's Barber Shop & Pool Hall.

His work helped make Seligman "The Birthplace of Historic Route 66".

We've shopped there, and highly recommend it!

Read more at www.Route66GiftShop.com


The1936 Chevrolet at Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In
The dining establishment was originally constructed in 1953 by Juan Delgadillo 

The famous, unique Delgadillo's automobile!

Elvis and friend on a break on Historic Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona
Elvis and friend on a break on Historic Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona

The famous yellow Edsel taxi, Historic Route 66 in Seligman
The famous yellow Edsel taxi, Historic Route 66 in Arizona
The Route 66 Motoporium ... A shopping paradise in Seligman!
The Motoporium ... A shopping paradise in Seligman!

 


The Rusty Bolt

From the funky exterior with its showroom dummies, to the inside where you will find souvenirs, signs and Route 66 memorabilia ... this ia "don't miss" attraction in Seligman!

It's loaded with biker gear, antiques, mannequins, Americana, and is perfect photo op for your road trip along Route 66 in Arizona.

 

Outside The Rusty Bolt in Seligman on Arizona Route 66


Located downtown on the south side of Route 66 ... admission is free.

The Rusty Bolt ... and more ... in Seligman, Arizona on Historic Route 66
The Rusty Bolt ... and more ... in Seligman, Arizona on Historic Route 66

 

1950s Chevrolet outside The Rusty Bolt
1950s Chevrolet outside The Rusty Bolt in Seligman
It's the police ... Seligman, USA, on Route 66
It's the police ... Seligman, USA, on Route 66

Slightly used cars for sale ... Seligman, USA, on Route 66
Slightly used cars for sale ... Seligman, USA, on Route 66

 

Lodging Options in Seligman

Hotels in Seligman, Arizona ...
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Nighttime in Seligman, Arizona, at the Supai Motel on Route 66
Nighttime in Seligman, Arizona, at the Supai Motel on Route 66

 

The Historic Route 66 Motel in Seligman, Arizona
The Historic Route 66 Motel in Seligman, Arizona
The Aztec Motel and Gift Shop in Seligman on Historic Route 66
The Aztec Motel and Gift Shop on Historic Route 66 in Arizona

 

Dining Options in Seligman

Restaurants and Cafes in Seligman, Arizona ...
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The Roadkill Cafe ... Seligman, Arizona, on Route 66
The Roadkill Cafe ... Seligman, Arizona, on Route 66
Inside the Roadrunner Cafe in Seligman, on Historic U.S. Route 66
Inside the Roadrunner Cafe in Seligman, on Historic U.S. Route 66
Malts, taco, burritos, and chicken ... Seligman, Arizona, on Route 66
Malts, taco, burritos, and chicken ... Seligman, Arizona, on Route 66


Traveling Westbound on Route 66 from Seligman in Arizona

Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman, Arizona
About Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman, Arizona

Heading westbound in Arizona, Route 66 takes a northwestern turn at Seligman, away from today's Interstate 40.

It passes through the small towns of Yampai, Peach Springs, Truxton, Valentine and Hackberry. The final stretch runs to the southwest, ending up at Kingman.

We've been to Seligman on several occasions, and have made the trip to Kingman on the old road. There is typically no traffic, and it is an easy drive.

Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman, Arizona
Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman, Arizona

 

Recent, quiet scene along Route 66 between Seligman and Kingman, Arizona
Recent, quiet scene along Route 66 between Seligman and Kingman, Arizona


While traveling Route 66, make a side trip to the Grand Canyon ... click for details!


Heading East from Seligman?

Route 66 westbound from Seligman takes you on a journey on many miles of Route 66 to Kingman.

Route 66 Road Trip westbound from Flagstaff to Seligman, Arizona After your visit to Seligman, there are sights to see to the east, towards Flagstaff, WInslow and Gallup.

 

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