Road Trip on Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman, Arizona

Welcome to Seligman ... "Birth Place of Historic Route 66"Welcome to Seligman ... "Birth Place of Historic Route 66"

One of the original U.S. Highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, stretching 2,448 miles.

Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west.

One of our favorite segments along the Mother Road stretches 87 miles from Seligman westward to Kingman in Arizona.

Seligman is located on Historic Route 66, between Flagstaff and Kingman, just north of the present-day I-40. It is situated at an altitude of 5,242', and has a population of about 450 residents.

On this leg of Route 66 we will pass through the small towns of Yampai, Peach Springs, Truxton, Valentine and Hackberry on the way.

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

The Old Railroad Town of Seligman, Arizona

Hoping to make the entire Route 66 before a breakdown!Stopover in Hackberry, Arizona ... Hoping to make the entire Route 66 between Seligman and Kingman before a breakdown!

Seligman's earlier roots was as a railroad town. Originally Seligman was called “Prescott Junction” because it was the railroad stop on the Santa Fe Railroad mainline junction with the Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Company.

In 1886 it was renamed Seligman, after Jesse Seligman, one of the founders of J.W. Seligman Co. of New York, who helped finance the railroad lines in the area.

In 1987 Seligman became known as the “Birthplace of Historic Route 66”.

Today, Seligman is home to numerous gift shops, restaurants and several small motels. It is truly a step back in time!

When in Seligman, be sure to stop and visit Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center in Seligman, Arizona. We've shopped there, and highly recommend it!

Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center in Seligman, Arizona

 

 

Elvis and friend on a break on Historic Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona
Elvis and friend on a break on Historic Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona


The famous yellow Edsel taxi, Historic Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona

The famous yellow Edsel taxi, Historic Route 66 in Arizona

The Aztec Hotel and Gift Shop in Seligman on Historic Route 66
The Aztec Hotel and Gift Shop on Historic Route 66 in Arizona

A shopping paradise on Historic Route 66 in Arizona!
A shopping paradise on Historic Route 66 in Arizona

Traveling Westbound on Route 66 from Seligman in Arizona

Heading westbound in Arizona, Route 66 takes a northwestern turn at Seligman, away from today's Interstate 40.

It passes through the small towns of Yampai, Peach Springs, Truxton, Valentine and Hackberry. The final stretch runs to the southwest, ending up at Kingman.

We've been to Seligman on several occasions, and have made the trip to Kingman on the old road. There is typically no traffic, and it is an easy drive.

 

The Caverns Inn on Historic Route 66 in Arizona
The Caverns Inn on Historic Route 66 in Arizona

The green Studebaker, waiting to travel on
Historic Route 66 in Arizona
The green Studebaker, waiting to travel on Historic Route 66 in Arizona

Corvette Drive at Hackberry, Arizona,
between Seligman and Kingman on U.S. Route 66
The Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Arizona - "Best View in Kingman"

Arrival in Kingman Arizona on Route 66

The City of Kingman is the county seat of Mohave County, and has a population of about 28,000 residents, while the entire metro area accounts for about 66,000 residents.

Kingman is located on Historic Route 66, Interstate 40, U.S. Route 93, and Arizona Highway 68. With its geographical location, it provides access to the gambling destinations of Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, as well as the Grand Canyon, California, the Colorado River, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu. It also is an Amtrak stop.

Popular attractions include the Historic Route 66 Museum and the Kingman Railroad Museum.

The Kingman area is served by about 35 hotels and motels, and over 100 restaurants, diners and cafes.

 

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

The famous Route 66 water tower in Kingman, Arizona
The famous Route 66 water tower in Kingman, Arizona


Railroad station in Kingman, Arizona
Railroad station in Kingman, Arizona

 

 

The Powerhouse roadside attraction in Kingman, Arizona, and Historic Route 66
The Powerhouse roadside attraction in Kingman, Arizona, and Historic Route 66

The Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Arizona - "Best View in Kingman"
The Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Arizona - "Best View in Kingman"

 

Lodging Options Along Route 66

Hotels in Seligman, Arizona

Hotels in Kingman, Arizona

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