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" 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 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 Centers 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 song "Take It Easy" includes the verse "Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see".

The park is located at the corner of Old Route 66 and North Kinsley Avenue.

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

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. The Standin' on the Corner Park features a two-story mural and bronze statue.

 

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

It is estimated 100,000 visitors stand on the corner each year!

The red flatbed truck at the Standing 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 Standing on the Corner Park in WInslow Arizona


 

Standin on a Corner sculpture 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

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.

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 passing by the historic La Posada Hotel ... Winslow IS still a railroad town!

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


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

 

Vintage Views of Winslow

What was Route 66 like in its earlier years, as visitors drove around or through 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.

We have included below a sampling of our collection of vintage travel postcards showing scenes in Winslow. These portray the city in its earlier years and help us to visualize "yesterday" as we drive Route 66 today.

The Beacon Motel, Highway 66, Winslow, Arizona


Drumm's Auto Court, on U.S. 66, 2 blocks from Business Center, Winslow, Arizona
Drumm's Auto Court, on U.S. 66, 2 blocks from Business Center, Winslow, Arizona
The Town House Motel in Winslow, Arizona
The Town House Motel in Winslow, Arizona
The Entre' Restaurant ... Fine Food ... Winslow
The Entre' Restaurant ... Fine Food ... Winslow, Arizona
The LZ Motel on Route 66 in Winslow, Arizona
The LZ Motel on Route 66 in Winslow, Arizona

 

The La Siesta Motel No. 2, Route 66 in Winslow, Arizona
The La Siesta Motel No. 2, Route 66 in Winslow, Arizona

Hotels and Lodging Options in Winslow

Hotels in Winslow, Arizona

TripAdvisor

 

Interactive Map of Winslow


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

 

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More Information about Winslow

Official Standin' on the Corner website

Winslow Chamber of Commerce

More Route 66 and Travel-Related Resources


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