Route 66 – Kingman, Seligman & Oatman
While we were staying in Golden Valley and Mohave Valley, Arizona we visited some amazing sites along Route 66. Our first stop was to Kingman, AZ. We visited the Powerhouse Visitor Center which also has a really neat Route 66 museum. It hit us while we were looking at the displays depicting people with all of their belongings moving out west that we are kind of doing the same thing. The biggest difference is that most of them were looking for a new life out west while we are simply exploring this amazing country.
After exploring Kingman we stopped at Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner. We had a great lunch! My favorite part was their homemade root beer!
After lunch we walked across the street to check out the Locomotive Park which is home to the Santa Fe 3759 train.
Kingman at night is definitely something to see. We love all of the old neon signs.
Next on our Route 66 tour was a visit to Giganticus Headicus located in Walapai, AZ. Unfortunately, the store was closed but we still explored the area and took lots of pictures.
Our next stop took us to the Hackberry General Store. The store was full of really neat Route 66 gifts. We came away with a really cool Route 66 magnet.
Then we were off to Seligman, AZ. Seligman is the home of Angel & Vilma’s Route 66 Gift Shop. Angel is known by some as the Mayor of Route 66. His passion created a movement to preserve Route 66. Unfortunately, he was not in the shop when we were there but that did not stop us from getting a fun pic with him and picking up some sweet Route 66 gear.
On our way back to Kingman we decided to stop at the Grand Canyon Caverns. This was an amazing experience and we are so glad that we decided to take the cavern tour.
After we moved to our Mohave Valley camping spot we explored the historic town of Oatman, AZ. It reminded us both a lot of Virginia City, NV with the exception of the wild burros that were left by the gold minors. The burros are the stars of this cool little mining town.
Our final stop on our Route 66 tour was the Cool Springs Cabins. The new owners have been working really hard to clean up and restore this location. Crazy Ray was a funny guy and his peanut brittle is so good!
Visiting Route 66 is something that we have dreamed of doing for a really long time. It was such an amazing experience. If you ever have the opportunity to explore Route 66 you should do it. We are excited to explore more of the Mother Road in the future.
See you down the road.