Route 66 in Winslow, Arizona

Greetings from Winslow Arizona

We have traveled Historic Route 66 across Arizona multiple times over the years, both eastbound and westbound.

Some of the journey is on I-40, which parallels the old Route 66 in many places. We drive the segments of the Mother Road where it still remains. Exits to Route 66 are marked in many locales.

The drive from Gallup to Lupton, on the Arizona border, is only 24 miles on today's I-40. Continuing west, the old road passes through the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest, and then into Holbrook.

The city of Winslow lies 34 miles to the west 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.

Map showing the location of Winslow along U.S. Route 66 in Arizona
Map showing the location of Winslow along U.S. Route 66 in Arizona

Things to See and Do in Winslow, Arizona

Visit Winslow Arizona

A railroad town, Winslow is somewhat linear, stretching mostly east-west along the tracks. It is located about 58 miles east of Flagstaff, and 128 miles west of Gallup, New Mexico.

The city is located in Navajo County, and home to nearly 10,000 residents.

Winslow is the site of the famous "Standin' on the Corner" park popularized by the song "Take It Easy" sung by the Eagles. The sculpture, and the mural, is a "must see" Route 66 attraction and photo op!

Winslow is also the location of the historic Fred Harvey's La Posada Hotel, which remains a popular lodging experience today. In addition to La Posada, several other hotel properties are located in the city. Read about Winslow hotels and traveler reviews at TripAdvisor.

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.

Winslow also is the locale of the 9-11 Memorial, constructed of two beams recovered from the World Trade Center Towers in New York City.


Welcome to Winslow, Arizona, and Historic Route 66
Welcome to Winslow, Arizona, and Historic Route 66

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

Standin' on a Corner, in Winslow, Arizona

Route 66 Roadside Attraction: Standin' on a Corner, in Winslow, Arizona

The Song

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".

The red flatbed truck at the Standin' on the Corner park in Winslow, Arizona

 

A new Glenn Frey tribute statue was dedicated and installed in the Corner Park on September 24, 2016.

Glenn Frey tribute statue in the Standin' on the Corner park in Winslow, Arizona

It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me!
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me ... at the Standin' on the Corner Park in WInslow Arizona


 

Sculpture of "Easy" at the Standin' on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona

Lovers in the second floor window!

Lovers in the second floor window at the Standin on the Corner Park in Winslow Arizona

Across the street on the other corner ... Taking It Easy
Gift shop on the other corner in Winslow
A bit tired? ... just sit and take it easy!
"Take it Easy" bench in Winslow, Arizona

More Winslow Murals

10,000 nice people welcome you to Winslow ... Snake Dance Country
Located on the west wall of Bojo's Grill & Sports Club, 117 W Second Street in Winslow

The "10,000 nice people welcome you to Winslow ... Snake Dance Country" mural in Winslow, Arizona

The BNSF Railroad Mural
The Burlington-Northern-Santa-Fe (BNSF) mural is located on the south wall of the Hackler Chiropractic Building in Winslow. The eight-foot-high and 48-foot-long mural was painted by Winslow artist Bill Dixon. It features three locomotives from different time periods in the railroad’s history: a Santa Fe Steam Engine 545, an “El Capitan” engine, and a current BNSF diesel engine. It is located at 218 N. Williamson Avenue.

The Burlington-Northern-Santa-Fe (BNSF) mural in Winslow, Arizona


 

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

Winslow Visitor Center & Hubbell Trading Post


Old Trails Museum

The Old Trails Museum explores the history of Winslow and the surrounding area through free exhibits and public programs. Its collections help to interpret the Santa Fe Railway, Harvey Girls, US Route 66, and much more. The museum is located in the heart of Winslow’s historic district and across from the Standin’ on the Corner Park. Admission is free and photography, group tours, and research appointments are welcome.

The museum is located at 212 N Kinsley Avenue in Winslow. For more information, visit the Old Trails Museum website or phone 928.289.5861

The Old Trails Museum in Winslow, 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.

Official La Posada website

Entrance area to the La Posada Hotel, a Fred Harvey masterpiece in Winslow, Arizona The La Posada Hotel, a Fred Harvey masterpiece in Winslow

Outside view of the historic La Posada Hotel, in Winslow, Arizona

The historic La Posada Hotel, in Winslow, Arizona

BNSF train by the La Posada Hotel ... Winslow IS still a railroad town!

BNSF train passing by the historic La Posada Hotel ... Winslow is still a railroad town!

Remembrance Garden

On the eastern edge of Winslow on Old Highway 66 is Remembrance Garden. It includes the "9-11Memorial" 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.

The 9-11 Memorial in Winslow, Arizona United We Stand Memorial in Winslow, Arizona

Homolovi State Park near Winslow, Arizona

Homolovi State Park

This fine State Park is located just a few miles northeast of downtown Winslow. The Homolovi Visitor Center gives visitors a great taste of northern Arizona's ancient history.

The park offers a variety of amenities and services, including wildlife viewing, a gift shop, picnic areas, shelters, RV parking, tent camping and restrooms.

Also popular with visitors is the Winslow Homolovi Observatory (WHO).

Learn more about facilities and reservations at Homolovi State Park or phone 928.289.4106

Other Nearby Attractions

The Painted Desert ... a 60-mile drive east from Winslow
The Painted Desert ... a short drive from Winslow
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark ... 25 miles west of Winslow
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Hotels and Travel Options in Winslow

TripAdvisor

Hotels in Winslow, Arizona with traveler reviews and photos

Winslow vacation home rentals

Winslow restaurant listings and reviews

Winslow Travel Guide: Things to Do and See

Interactive Map of Winslow


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


Route 66 Road Trips in Arizona

Holbrook to Flagstaff
Route 66 Road Trip from Holbrook through WInslow to Flagstaff

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

Flagstaff to Seligman
Route 66 Road Trip from Flagstaff through Williams to Seligman, Arizona

Kingman to Oatman
Route 66 Road Trip from Kingman to Oatman, Arizona

Route 66 road trip to Holbrook, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Winslow, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Flagstaff, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Williams, Arizona
Route 66 road trip to Seligman, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Kingman, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Oatman, Arizona

More Information & Resources about Winslow

Official Standin' on the Corner website

 

Winslow Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

 

Visit Winslow website

 

Old Trails Museum

 

Homolovi State Park

 

Weather Conditions at Winslow: Weather Underground

 

Visit Arizona: Route 66

 

Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona

Earlier Times: Vintage Views along Route 66 in Winslow

Earlier times on Route 66: Beacon Motel in Winslow, Arizona

 

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

What was Route 66 like in its earlier years, as visitors drove around and across Winslow? 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 Winslow.

Knotty Pines Motel
Knotty Pines Motel in Winslow, Arizona
LZ Motel in Winslow
LZ Motel in Winslow, Arizona
El Capitan Motel
El Capitan Motel in Winslow, Arizona
Drumm's Auto Court
Drumm's Auto Court in Winslow, Arizona
Entree Motel & Restaurant
Entree Motel and Restaurant in Winslow, Arizona
Delta Motel
Delta Motel in Winslow, Arizona
Falcon Restaurant
Falcon Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in Winslow, Arizona
Starlite Motel
Starlite Motel in Winslow, Arizona
Gabrielle's Kitchen
Gabrielle's Kitchen in Winslow, Arizona
Town House Motel
Town House Motel in Winslow, Arizona
Winslow Travel Lodge
Travel Lodge in Winslow, Arizona
La Siesta Motel
La Siesta Motel in Winslow, Arizona East on Highway 66 ... Recommended by Duncan Hines
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