Located on historic Route 66, visitors to Winslow can “take it easy” as they explore the “city of ten thousand friendly faces”
Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center
Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post, once the premier Trading Post Company of the American southwest territories. is now Winslow’s Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center. This location is a historic destination unto itself. At the Visitor Center, travelers will find historic displays, great architecture, racks of information about Winslow, the region and the state of Arizona. A friendly staff with a wealth of knowledge is ready to assist visitors to Winslow make the most of their travels.
McHood Park & Clear Creek
Enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities at Clear Creek Reservoir. Activities include swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking. With a canoe, (rentals available) one can follow the creek along Clear Creek Canyon, a magnificent deep rock waterway. This place is one of Northern Arizona’s best-kept secrets that locals have enjoyed for over 100 years. If you’re looking for an amazing place to stop, relax and cool down, this is the spot.
Standin’ on the Corner Park
It’s a rare person who has not heard the famous line from the Eagles’ first hit single, “Take It Easy.” The song includes the lyric “standin’ on a corner in Winslow Arizona, such a fine sight to see, it’s a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford, slowin’ down to take a look at me.” Visitors come from far and wide to stand and take advantage of the photo opportunity located on the most famous corner of Historic Route 66. The park features a life-sized bronze of a guitar carrying balladeer and a trompe l’oeil style mural that depicts the girl in a flatbed Ford. It’s kitsch in a good way and not to be missed.
La Posada Hotel
Winslow’s crown jewel and an American Treasure is La Posada. This amazing piece of historic architecture is often referred to as the last great trackside hotel in the country. It is ranked as one of the Top Ten Historic Hotels in the United States. Originally a Fred Harvey House (America’s first hotel/restaurant chain) it was the finest and most expensive of all of the hotels built for the Santa Fe Railroad Co. Constructed in 1929, this legendary “resting place” is the masterpiece of Mary Jane Colter, one of America’s most renowned female architects. Revered by modern day designers…she is often called the grandmother of American Southwest architecture. Closed for decades, the grounds were watered and preserved by a few visionary citizens. The hotel was purchased before it was destroyed and has been beautifully restored.
Old Trails Museum
Located in the heart of Winslow’s historic district, the Old Trails Museum is an outstanding source of discovery for Winslow’s unique and interesting history. It houses numerous exhibits and collections including ancient Native American artifacts, Santa Fe Railroad equipment that includes tools of the industry and Fred Harvey memorabilia, original western art, Wild West territory information, Route 66, Meteor Crater and much more. Visitors will find a knowledgeable staff eager to share Winslow’s rich history.
Homolovi State Park
Located three miles northeast of downtown Winslow Homolovi will give visitors insight into the cultural perspective and history of the Hopi Tribe. Tour the ancient ruins of pueblos that were built by the ancestors of the Hopi people from between approximately 1260 – 1400 AD. Marvel at the colorful pottery and shards on display and ponder the meanings of ancient petroglyphs.
9-11 Memorial Garden
Winslow’s Remembrance Garden is dedicated to the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 and Winslow’s promise that “we will never forget.” The memorial features two large pieces of wreckage from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The 14- and 15-foot beams were entrusted to the city of Winslow by the City of New York. Future plans for the park include elements that memorialize all three of the tragic events that occurred on that September morning.
What’s going on…
Sept. 29-30 – Standin’ on the Corner Music Festival
A two day celebration featuring live bands, arts and crafts, food vendors, auction and more.
Sept. 29-30– Material Girls Quilt Guild Show
An incredible display of amazing quilts showcasing the talents of local quilters.
Oct. 6-7 – 23rd Annual Just Cruisin’ Car Show
Classic cars from around the nation, sock hop, poker run and burnout contest.
Nov. 18 – Winslow’s 70th Annual Christmas Parade
The parade takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving.