Enrich your trip on historic Route 66 with a stop at this hidden Arizona gem, where you can experience railroading heritage and desert scenery.
With breathtaking surroundings and rich cultural heritage, Kingman is a city that represents the adventure, history and scenery of Arizona’s stretch of Route 66. Discover the captivating stories on display in Kingman’s museums, check out historic roadside landmarks and make your way through winding mountain passes to unbeatable vistas.
Begin your visit to Kingman by getting to know the city’s fascinating history. Visit the city’s historic downtown to find more than 40 heritage-listed sights and places. Check out the Arizona Route 66 Museum to learn about the American icon that has its roots in early pioneering expeditions and the 1950s wave of motoring adventurers. The museum is located within the Historic Powerhouse, the former supplier of power to the surrounding towns. Visit the Historic Railroad Depot to find the Kingman Railroad Museum and discover the rich cultural traditions of Northwestern Arizona at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.
Take a scenic drive around the city’s mesmerizing Route 66 roads, such as the hair-raising Sitgreaves Pass. Don’t miss stopping by the Cool Springs Station, a historic gas station that represents the charms of an old-fashioned road trip. Head to nearby Hualapai Mountain Park to experience the pine forests natural springs of this mountainous region via a network of hiking, biking and ATV trails. The park has a cooler climate than the surrounding arid landscape.
All of this adventuring is sure to work up an appetite, so make your way to one of the region’s wineries, breweries and distilleries to sample a local drop with a meal at an adjoining restaurant.
Kingman is a gateway city in Northwestern Arizona, conveniently located a few hours’ drive from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, Lake Mohave and the Colorado River. Make the most of Kingman’s relaxing roadside accommodation and take daytrips to the surrounding destinations. The Skywalk overlooking Grand Canyon West is 74 miles (119 kilometers) to the north of Kingman.