Want to join us as we travel Route 66 in Arizona? You can attend one of our meetups, which are free and open to the public, to meet like-minded preservationists and travel enthusiasts.
The nature of a road trip means all sort of unexpected challenges (and unplanned stops!). The times below are estimates for when the team will be at these locations and are subject to change. Check out the full schedule, including meetups and photo ops:
Meetups (All Times Local)
July 26, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Painted Desert Inn (1 Park Road, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028). Known for its large deposits of petrified wood and spectacular landscapes, Petrified Forest National Park is also home to Painted Desert Inn.
July 26, 4–6 p.m.: Wigwam Village Motel #6 (811 West Hopi Drive, Holbrook, AZ 86025). Staying at the iconic Wigwam Village Motel #6 in Holbrook is a must for diehard Roadies. Finished in 1950, 15 concrete steel freestanding tipis are arranged in a semi-circle around the main office.
July 27, Time TBD: La Posada Historic District (200 East Second St., Winslow, AZ). A design of the famed Mary Colter, this 11-acre historic district includes a hotel, train station, and even a professionally designed (fake) archaeological site. After 40 years of uncertainty, a restored La Posada is thriving today.
July 28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: El Pueblo Motel (3120 Historic Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004). The place where Navajo and Hopi code-talkers were originally recruited during World War II, El Pueblo Motel faces an uncertain future today.
July 28, 3–6 p.m.: Sonic Drive-In (2626 North Fourth Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004). The largest chain of drive-in fast food restaurants in the U.S., Sonic is best known for its unique carhop service style. Founded in 1953 by Troy Smith, today the restaurant chain is emblematic of Route 66's quirky diner culture.
July 29, 3–5 p.m.: Powerhouse Visitor Center/Arizona Route 66 Museum (120 West Andy Devine Ave. #2, Kingman, AZ 86401). This museum, opened in May 2001, depicts the historic evolution of travel along what eventually became Route 66. It's housed in a historic building that once lit the way for early travelers along the route.
- Jack Rabbit Trading Post
- Standin' on the Corner Park
- Meteor City Trading Post
- Meteor Crater National Landmark
- Two Guns Ghost Town
- Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins
- Walnut Canyon Bridge
- Jitters Lunchbox
- Flagstaff Visitor Center
- Downtown Williams
- Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop
- John Osterman Gas Station
- Hackberry General Store
- Giganticus Headicus at Antares Visitor Center
- Original Sections of Route 66
- Cool Springs Station
- Oatman Ghost Town
- Old Trails Bridge
- Arizona/California Border Sign
Note: Our schedule and stops may be adjusted. Not in Arizona? Check out the rest of the schedule.