Historic & Cultural Attractions
It’s not all about the destination,
although those are pretty spectacular around here.
Hopi Cultural Center
The Hopi Museum, operated by the Hopi Cultural Center, is located on Second Mesa, within the Hopi Cultural Center Motel and Restaurant complex. The museum is dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Hopi traditions and is open Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. year round. The center is located 75 miles north of Winslow, at the junction of State Routes 87 and 264.
Rock Art Ranch
Rock Art Ranch offers a variety of experiences for the most avid adventurer or the most casual tourist. The ranch, situated in a remote area between Holbrook and Winslow, Arizona, off Interstate 40, is home to one of the finest stands of Anasazi petroglyphs in the Southwest. Rock Art Ranch is a working cattle ranch. Visitors will be treated to sweeping vistas of the San Francisco Peaks, the volcanic buttes of the Navajo Reservation, the pinks and vermillions of the Painted Desert, and an occasional Santa Fe train in the distance. Rock Art Ranch is approximately 13 miles from Winslow. Rock Art Ranch is open from May 1st to Nov. 1st. Small group tours will be only on Saturday afternoon @ 1:00 p.m. Large group tours will be any weekday. Prices depend on the number of patrons and activities desired. Closed Sundays. Call for reservations. (928) 288-3260 for more information. Reservations must be made in advance
Winslow Harvey Girls
The Winslow Harvey Girls are a group of dedicated volunteers committed to preserving the history of the legendary Fred Harvey, the famous Harvey Girls, architect Mary Colter and the legacy of the Santa Fe Railroad. The Winslow Harvey Girls serve as “meeters and greeters” and are ambassadors of goodwill for Winslow and the historic La Posada, last of the grand trackside Hotels. They are available for group Tours of La Posada and offer a special “Trunk Show” featuring Fred Harvey and railroad memorabilia. (suggested donation – $5.00 per person) For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Peggy Nelson at 928-289-4160 (Cell – 928-587-2287).
Historic Route 66
Route 66 in Winslow has been transformed into an exciting and fun destination for travelers in northern Arizona. Route 66 carried interstate travelers through the central business districts of all the towns and cities along its path, including Winslow. Interstate-40 bypassed Winslow in the late 1970’s, removing traffic from Route 66–and customers from downtown businesses, most of which did not survive. Route 66 entered a long period of decline, which resulted in deterioration of pavement, sidewalks, and lighting, none of which were constructed or maintained according to modern standards for accessibility by the handicapped or public safety.
The Renaissance on Route 66 project was established by the City of Winslow to upgrade curbs, gutters, sidewalks, historic street and sidewalk lighting, and to add landscaping, historic street furniture, and bicycle lanes to the approximately five and one-half miles of Route 66 that extend through Winslow.
Winslow embraces and is proud of its Route 66 history. Today one will find many elements on Second and Third Streets that highlight that these downtown streets are considered still to be, and were indeed the Mother Road…Route 66