The “Standin’ on the Corner” Park
Located 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! More >
Historic La Posada Hotel
This magnificent property, designed by renowned architect Mary Colter, is the last trackside hotels built by the Santa Fe Railroad to be known as one of the famous Harvey Houses. Mary Colter was employed by the Harvey Company and is considered to have been 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. More >
Winslow’s Remembrance Garden
Who can 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.
The First Street Pathway
The First Street Pathway links two important historical sites in downtown Winslow: the Hubbell Trading Post and 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!
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
Route 66 buffs enjoy Winslow’s 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 La Posada Hotel.
Located in the heart of Winslow’s historic business district and across from the Standin’ on the Corner Park, the Old Trails Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free and photography is encouraged. Group tours, classroom visits, and research appointments are welcome with advance notice. Go to www.oldtrailsmuseum.org or find us on Facebook for more visitor information, as well as for the latest updates on our temporary exhibits and programs.
The Old Trails Museum explores Winslow’s diverse history through permanent exhibits and collections on Route 66 and the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport; the Santa Fe Railroad, ranching, and area trading posts; Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, and La Posada Hotel; ancient Native American life and pioneer settlement; Ice Age fossils and local wildlife; town life, local families, and much more. We hope to see you there! (928) 289-5861
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.
For more information contact Gene Hancock email@example.com or Gordon McHood at 928.289.6719.
McHood Park/ Clear Creek Reservoir
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 park’s ramadas. Grills and restrooms are available, but there are no electric or water hookups at this time, 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 parks host at (928) 289-2855 for more information.
Homolovi State Park
While in Winslow, you will want to take Rt. 87 north to visit Homolovi 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 State Park, in addition to their ancient Hopi ruins and excellent visitor’s 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 (928) 289-4106.
Winslow 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