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The Kingman Visitor Center Blog

Five things you probably didn’t know about Route 66 history

November 22, 2016

1. Route 66 was promoted from the beginning. 2. Its nickname ‘The Mother Road’ has its roots in an American classic. 2. When Route 66 was commissioned, 80% of all registered cars ...

Kingman in 60 seconds

September 1, 2016

See the highlights of Kingman in 60 seconds!

Route 66 Fest & PRCA Rodeo

August 22, 2016

The weekend of Sept 23 - 25, 2016 promises to be an event unlike anything else in Kingman. With the Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and the Best of the West on Route 66 Festival, Kingman will be a smorgasbord of parading, live music, car shows, water sliding, bull riding, rock wall climbing, tractor pulling, rodeoing fun!

Money on the Mother Road

February 9, 2016

It was the year Marilyn Monroe and Andy Griffith were born, Al Capone was at the height of his career, and Annie Oakley and Harry Houdini died. In that year the Kelly Blue Book and the Children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh were first published, television was first demonstrated to the public, high school students first sat for the dreaded SAT, and it was also the year that Ford announced a 40 hour work week. It was 1926, the year U.S. Highway 66 was commissioned.

Mardi Gras & Valentine’s Day Celebrations

February 1, 2016

You can go for two flavourful V-Day events: a true Cajun experience on Valentine’s Day at Stetson Winery & Event Center; or Vodka & Valentine's at Desert Diamond Distillery!