Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

The Kingman Visitor Center in Kingman, Arizona, held a ceremonial lighting Wednesday evening of its new but retro-looking neon sign that stands along Route 66. A 30-minute video was broadcast on Facebook Live that evening. The countdown to the lighting begins with about four minutes left: Local resident and author Jim Hinckley posted this photo: … Continue reading Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

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Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

The Kingman Visitors Center in the Powerhouse Museum in Kingman, Arizona, will hold a lighting ceremony for its new neon sign on the evening of May 20. The ceremony will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on Facebook. The sign at 120 W. Andy Devine Ave. (aka Route 66) … Continue reading Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

French TV crew to film a segment on Route 66, Kingman next week

A French television crew will be in Kingman, Arizona, and on Route 66 to Seligman, Arizona, on Wednesday and Thursday to film a long-running program there. The program is "Echappees Belles" (translates to "Great Escapes") hosted by Sophie Jovillard. Thunder-Rode Motorcycle Accessories of downtown Kingman will play a big role in the program. According to … Continue reading French TV crew to film a segment on Route 66, Kingman next week

New art space at Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman to feature Bob Waldmire

New art space at the Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, will feature the works of late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire when it opens March 14. According to a news release from the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, the art space will feature Route 66 artwork on a rotating basis. The news release … Continue reading New art space at Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman to feature Bob Waldmire

Mountain Top Tap Room opens in old Rickety Cricket site on Flagstaff’s Route 66

A new bar, Mountain Top Tap Room, recently opened in space once occupied by Rickety Cricket Tap Room in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff native Staci Kay talked to the Arizona Daily Sun about her new venture at 10 E. Route 66: Kay’s new tap room got its start thanks to her friendship with the owner … Continue reading Mountain Top Tap Room opens in old Rickety Cricket site on Flagstaff’s Route 66

Reader’s Digest names Kingman the nicest place in Arizona

Reader's Digest proclaimed the Route 66 town of Kingman as the Nicest Place in Arizona because of the way the townsfolk treated a homeless man -- a nice bounceback after an ugly PR nightmare last year involving prankster Sacha Baron Cohen. The editors at Reader's Digest wrote this about Kingman: Ask people what they like … Continue reading Reader’s Digest names Kingman the nicest place in Arizona

Route 66 Navigation app adjusting routes ‘to deliver the best experience’

The creator of the paid Route 66 Navigation app announced this week the app's routes through Kingman, Arizona, and Cuba, Missouri, have been adjusted so they could "deliver travelers the best experience on historic Route 66." Marian Pavel, CEO of Slovakia-based Touch Media, also said he soon would adjust routes through Albuquerque and St. Louis … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation app adjusting routes ‘to deliver the best experience’

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces final cost-share grants

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program this week announced what will be its final cost-share grants, barring a very unlikely renewal of the program by Congress. Since 2001, the program awarded $2.27 million with $3.57 million in cost-share matches to 152 projects, totaling $5.84 million in public-private investment toward the revitalization and commemoration of Route … Continue reading Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces final cost-share grants

Renovated Hill Top Motel in Kingman may reopen about Jan. 1

The closed Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Arizona, is aiming for a reopening of about New Year's Day after months of renovations on the Route 66 landmark. Route 66 enthusiast Jim Hinckley provided an update about the Hill Top on Tuesday: Dr. Baker acquired the property and after evaluation commenced a major renovation that included … Continue reading Renovated Hill Top Motel in Kingman may reopen about Jan. 1

Ramada Kingman, Canyon 66 restaurant to be sold by bankruptcy auction

The financially troubled Ramada Kingman hotel and its Canyon 66 restaurant will be up for bids via bankruptcy auction May 17, with the sale date of May 23. According to legal documents, the public sale date will be 1:30 p.m. May 23 at U.S. bankruptcy court in Riverside, California. The proposed sale price will be … Continue reading Ramada Kingman, Canyon 66 restaurant to be sold by bankruptcy auction