Arizona Route 66 Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Powerhouse Visitor Center, 120 W Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401, USA
Contents in This Page
About Arizona Route 66 Museum
The Arizona Route 66 Museum opened in Kingman, Arizona on September 29, 2001 during Andy Devine Days. The museum, located in the Powerhouse Visitor Center, formerly the Desert Power & Water Co. Electric Power Plant, depicts the historical evolution of travel along the 35th parallel that became Route 66.
Attractions Near Arizona Route 66 Museum
An iconic park located at 1st and Andy Devine Avenue, in downtown Kingman. This park is home for AT&SF steam engine #3759, which visitors may climb aboard. AT&SF 3759 locomotive is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Metcalfe Park is a small park bearing the namesake of the surrounding neighborhood of Metcalfe, Omaha, Nebraska, located at 1700 Country Club Avenue. The park includes the Hollis and Helen Baright Playground. A long sloping green is popular with kids, dogs and adults for soccer, lacrosse, catch and playing fetch, with “the pencil tree” often playing the role of home base. Other features include a Little Free Library, a bike repair stand with tools and tire pump, three pet waste bag stations.
A majestic museum dedicated to the purposes of preserving the heritage of Northwestern Arizona and of presenting that history to the public. The Museum and Library house a collection of artifacts, photographs, oral histories, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, and publications that document the history of Mohave County, Arizona. It was founded in 1961 by the Mohave Historical Society.
Bonelli House is at the corner of Fifth and Spring Streets in Kingman, Arizona. The house was built in 1915.eorge Bonelli built the house in 1915 with local Peach Springs Tuff stone from Metcalfe Quarry. The home is two stories, rectangular, and has a low hipped-roof with dormers. The veranda on three sides is supported by square wooden pillars.The property belongs to the City of Kingman and is operated as a historic house museum by the Mohave County Historical Society.
White Cliffs Wagon Trail is part of an old wagon route used in the late 1800s to bring ore from the Stockton Hill Mines to the railroad. The wagon tracks have been cut deep into the stone and there are depressions along both sides of the roadbed, which were used for stubbing posts and ropes to help get the heavy wagons up and down the grade.
The Monolith Garden Trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and trail runners. This series of loop trails about 9 miles/14.4km in length, meanders through Mohave Desert vegetation and interesting volcanic rock formations.
Where is Arizona Route 66 Museum
Discover More Attractions in Mohave County, Where Arizona Route 66 Museum Is Located
Mohave County is in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. It contains parts of Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area and all of the Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument. The Kaibab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Reservations also lie within the county.