easily spend several days exploring this charming railroad town. Winslow
offers everything from antique car shows to rodeos, Native American
culture to cowboy culture, rock climbing, rock art or rock music - Winslow
has it all!
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"Standin on the Corner" Park
in downtown Winslow is "The Corner", made famous by the song
"Take It Easy". Written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne,
"Take It Easy" became The Eagles first hit single in the 70's,
and peaked peoples interest in Winslow. The verse "Standin' on
a corner in Winslow, Arizona," draws visitors from far and wide
to stand on the famous corner. The "Standin' on a Corner"
Park is located in historic downtown Winslow and features a life size
bronze statue and a two story mural depicting the story behind the famous
song. Be sure to read the inscribed bricks that pave the park!
La Posada Hotel
property, designed by renowned architect Mary Colter, is the last of
the great Harvey Houses of the 1930's. Mary Colter was the premier southwest
architect of the early 1900's. She herself referred to the La Posada
Hotel in Winslow as her masterpiece. As the showplace of the entire
Santa Fe Railroad system, all passenger trains running between Los Angeles
and Chicago stopped at the La Posada. Unfortunately, many of the great
hotels designed by her and others are gone, but not in Winslow. The
Hotel has been beautifully restored and is in full operation! Enjoy
strolling the beautiful gardens of the hotel while viewing this outstanding
example of southwestern architecture.
forget 9/11? Stop by Winslow's Remembrance Garden. This memorial is
dedicated to the tragic events of that September day in 2001 and Northern
Arizona's promise that "we will never forget". Our Remembrance
Garden is located on the corner of East 3rd Street and Transcon Lane.
(from I-40, exit 255). There you will find, as the centerpiece of the
garden, the touching display of actual wreckage from the World Trade
Center. The 14 and 15 foot beams were entrusted to the citizens of Winslow
by the City of New York. They are the largest pieces given to any community
in the nation.
First Street Pathway
Street Pathway links two important historical sites in downtown Winslow:
the Hubbell Trading Post (soon to be Winslow's new Visitor Center) and
the La Posada Hotel. The landscaped pathway is six blocks long and has
exhibits the represent Winslow's diverse history (railroad, route 66,
etc). Of particular interest to many visitors is the Peter Toth Monument,
a hand carved totem pole. Renowned wood carver, Peter Toth, presented
every state in the country with one of his fantastic totems. Winslow
was the lucky city to receive and display his gift to the state of Arizona.
when you visit Winslow be sure to check out the pathway!
Northern Santa Fe Railroad
buffs enjoy Winslows historic downtown district, located right
on the Mother Road, where shops offer Route 66 and railroad memorabilia.
As one of the major hubs of the BNSF Railroad, train enthusiasts can
watch the engines roar into town on the patio behind the newly restored
La Posada Hotel.
Trails Historical Museum
Another location that will interest history fans is the Old Trails Historical
Museum. Winslow's Old Trails Museum opened in 1985 in an old bank building
located in the heart of the downtown business district. The building,
constructed in 1920, still contains its original tile floor, marble
counters, and a vault, adding to the historic ambiance of the museum.
houses many exhibits, centered around Route 66, Hopi, Navajo and Anasazi
artifacts, Fred Harvey and La Posada Hotel, Santa Fe Railroad, vintage
clothing, western ranch life and an outstanding collection of antique
bottles. Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call (928)
289-5861 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Group tours are available by appointment.
Next, visit Brigham City, the restoration sight of a
fort built by Mormon pioneers in 1876. Brigham City is just off I-40,
Exit 253, west on North Road to La Prade Lane, where you can see the
location of this Mormon settlement. While this is a "restoration-in-progress",
the parts of remaining buildings and the story behind the fort make
for a memorable visit. Please visit our blog at: http://brighamcityproject.blogspot.com.
information contact Gene Hancock email@example.com or Gordon McHood at 928.289.6719.
Winslow also offers a wide range of outdoor activities at nearby Clear
Creek, which include canoeing, fishing, swimming and picnicking. Folks
who bring their canoes with them can take the creek all the way to Clear
Creek Canyon, a deep rock canyon which is a magnificent, secluded sight
- a real treat, which few people get to see! McHood Park, located along
the waters of Clear Creek, is the perfect spot for camping and picnicking
at the parks ramadas. Grills and restrooms are available, but
there are no electric or water hookups at this time, so camping is free
of charge. McHood Park is located 10 minutes
(five miles) outside of downtown Winslow. From Winslow, take Rt. 87
South to Highway 99 and turn left. Call the City of Winslow Parks Dept.
at (928) 699-8808 for more information.
Ruins State Park
Photo By Bud Carberry While in Winslow, you will want
to take Rt. 87 north to visit Homolovi Ruins State Park and the Little
Painted Desert County Park. The view of the Little Painted Desert from
the park is particularly beautiful at sunset, and is a wonderful time
to enjoy a picnic dinner. Homolovi Ruins State Park, in addition to
their ancient Hopi ruins and excellent visitors center, also offers
some fine camping and picnicking facilities. The park is located approximately
3 miles northeast of Winslow. Take I-40 to exit 257, go 1.3 miles north
on Highway 87. The facilities include 52 campsites, rest rooms, showers,
picnic tables and grills. Several hiking trails wind through pueblo
ruins and petroglyphs. Visitor Center hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
After 5:00 they have a self-pay station. For more information, call
Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
While in town, stop by the Winslow Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
where you'll find an extensive selection of maps, brochures and souvenirs,
as well as clean restrooms and a friendly, informative staff to answer
your questions. The center is located at 523 W. 2nd Street or call (928) 289-2434 for a complete travel or relocation
packet. You can also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org