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American Graffiti featured at Route 66 Drive In

April 16, 2013

Planning on attending the Route 66 Fun Run®? Where were you in ’62, or better yet – were where you in ‘73 when American Graffiti hit the big screen? Whatever you were up to, experience a little Americana and spend Friday evening cruisin’ into the Kingman Staples Plaza on May 3rd for a drive-in showing of “one of those great ol’ movies about romance, racing and rock & roll!”

Ghost Town Jamboree back to life after 7 years

March 18, 2013

Ghost Town Jamboree to be hosted in Kingman this April 12-14. The Walapai 4 Wheelers will guide participants on runs for all difficulty levels, ranging from mild to wild buggy trails sure to challenge thrill seekers.

Kingman Fun Facts

March 14, 2013

What do camels, Charles Lindbergh and Pamela Anderson have in common? They're all tied to Kingman History. Here are a few tidbits from Kingman's varied history.

Expect 800+ cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses & RVs at the 2013 Fun Run®

March 7, 2013

Celebrate the history and intrigue of Route 66 at the 26th Annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run® May 3-5, 2013.

Kingman Artwork sought for a Smithsonian Exhibit

January 31, 2013

The Mohave Museum of History & Arts will be hosting a Smithsonian Museum on Mainstreet Exhibition titled ‘Journey Stories’ in the fall of 2013. The Smithsonian website states that “Journey stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America”, and to promote the Kingman Exhibit, the Kingman Journey Stories Committee is recruiting the community for artwork to illustrate Kingman’s Journey.

On Kingman’s Doorstep: Great Attractions to Visit from the City

November 14, 2012

Kingman has a rich history, and there are plenty of attractions and entertainment to be found in the city. From interesting days out at the Historic Route 66 Museum, to eating at great restaurants like Redneck’s Southern Pit BBQ or Dora’s Beale Street Deli, you can always find something to do while staying in the city. Kingman is also lucky to be situated close by to some great attractions and places to visit, so if you feel like going out on a day trip, you have lots of options to choose from.

Murals going up Downtown

November 8, 2012

Presenting the illusion of peering into an active garage during the infancy of Route 66 is the goal of a multi-stage beautification project.

Chinese Cadillac Tour Group

October 26, 2012

China has just recently started learning about America's Route 66!

Kingman Then & Now

October 13, 2012

Kingman has a rich history in America's move west from the railroad to Route 66.

Route 66 Fusion visits the Kingman Powerhouse

October 11, 2012

Couple that built their own mini RV stops by the Kingman Powerhouse. Their unique ride was featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Route 66 Magazine.

Arizona's Route 66 Passport

October 8, 2012

Kingman is at the Heart of Route 66 and the longest continuous ribbon of Historic Route 66 in the U.S. With the AZ Passport 66, an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, it makes for a fantastic road trip!

A Town Rich in Mining History

October 2, 2012

Ranching and Railroads are chapters to the Kingman story, but the mines and miners wrote the pages.