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We are here to help you discover Kingman and the hidden treasures along Historic Route 66.


Deputy Economic Development & Tourism Director
Joshua Noble
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Visitor Center Coordinator
Diane Silverman
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Customer Service Representative
Tim Wilson
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Customer Service Representatives, part time
Ken Matthews
Ed Rowley

Department History

Development of the City Tourism Department

The Department of Tourism has a history that goes back well over half a century, starting as little more than a policy decision of the Mohave County Chamber of Commerce to support developing tourism as part of our economy.  Tourism remains the only industry affecting all 15 Arizona counties today.  Total direct travel spending in Arizona was $20.9 billion in 2014, generating $5,174,1M in taxes for Arizona, $128.8M of which were generated in Mohave County (as reported by Dean Runyan Associates in the report Arizona Travel Impacts 1998 - 2014). 

  • 1951, October:  Mohave County Chamber Chamber of Commerce adopts the following policy decision: “Chamber supports developing of Statewide advertising to be paid through the General Revenue of the State”
  • 1955, June:  "Where Hwy 66 and Hwy 93 meet (currently Mohave Museum parking lot) a former Gunnery School hospital barrack purchased from the County for $10 was rebuilt and dedicated June 30 for a the new chamber building." In October the Chamber adopted the policy following decision  “The Building known as the Mohave County Chamber of Commerce Tourist Center and Museum shall be used for the following purposes: #2 The maintenance of a tourist information center.”
  • 1977, May:  Inn Keepers Assoc. & Chamber of Commerce request a bed tax for funding tourism promotion. A 2% Bed Tax Passed by Council for tourism promotion with formation of an advisory commission.
  • 1984, August:  The Arizona Department of Tourism authorizes the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce as an “Official Information and Welcome Center”. The Tourism Office remains open 8am – 5pm, seven days a week.
  • 1988, July(?):  A part time position is created for a Tourism Promotion Director
  • 1997, October:  The Visitor Center moves into the newly renovated Powerhouse Visitor Center
  • 2011, June: The Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee begins operating under the dba Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center and files with the Secretary of the State Office
  • 2013, November:  Kingman Visitor Center, Inc by-laws are approved and it succeeds operations of the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce DBA Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center.
  • 2015, November:  The City of Kingman Common Council vote to absorb the Visitor Center operations to better utilize the resources and staff at the Powerhouse.
  • 2016, July:  The Department of Tourism is created.

Tourism Study

Kingman and Hualapai Tourism worked in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Hospitality Research & Resource Center at Northern University of Arizona to complete a community tourism study in 2010: Kingman Visitor Survey Results

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