GRAND CANYON TOUR GUIDE - Spring/Summer 2017

 


Winslow, Ariz.


From the Grand Canyon Tour Guide print publication

Located on historic Route 66, visitors to Winslow can “take it easy” as they explore the “city of ten thousand friendly faces”

Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post
Once the premier Trading Post Company of the American southwest territories and 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 knowledgable 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
Undisputedly a world-renowned American treasure, this special place is considered to be the last of the great trackside hotels. At the time the Santa Fe Railroad built the hotel to be a Fred Harvey House, it was the finest hotel constructed by the railroad. Built in 1929, this legendary oasis is the masterpiece of Mary Jane Colter, chief architect for the Fred Harvey Company and one of America’s most important female designers. A recent restoration has brought the hotel back to its former comfort and grandeur. Whether you stay overnight or not, this beautiful and relaxing resort should be on everyone’s “must see” list.

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. Park amenities include a Visitor Center/Museum, various hiking trails, and RV- camping facilities.

9-11 Memorial Garden
Winslow’s Remembrance Garden is dedicated to the tragic 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 unforgettable morning.

 

What’s going on...

 

July 26 – High Desert Fly-In
Featuring historic aviation programs and airplanes from
around the Southwest at Winslow’s Lindberg Regional Airport.

July 18-19 – 2nd annual Red Rock Native Arts Festival
Hopi and Navajo artists will display and sell their work at Eagle Pavillion.

Sept. 26-27 – Standin’ on the Corner Music Festival
A two day celebration featuring live bands, arts and crafts, food vendors,    auction and more.

Oct. 3-4 – Just Cruisin’ Car Show

Classic cars from around the nation, sock hop, poker run and  burnout contest.

Nov. 22 – Winslow’s Annual Christmas Parade

The parade takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving.


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