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October in Kingman for Mountain Biking and Bluegrass

September 28, 2015

The event scene in Kingman is kickin this October! From bluegrass to mountain biking, from a gun show to a survivalist expo, from car shows to a small town parade!

World’s Fastest Electric Car in Kingman, AZ

September 22, 2015

The Buckeye Bullet 2.5, now on display at the Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum, reached a top speed of more than 320 miles per hour!

Rodeo History

September 4, 2015

With Andy Devine Days in it's 31st year, Kingman actually has 96 years of Rodeo history to draw on.

Cella Winery places among Arizona wineries

June 24, 2015

Cella Winery win three awards in competition with 13 of Arizona’s best wineries.

Thunder-Rode Motorcycle's First Biker Fest during River Run

April 21, 2015

Thunder-Rode Motorcycle Accessories holds their first Biker Fest in Kingman during River Run.

Five reasons why Kingman is RV heaven

April 10, 2015

The biggest small town in America It may have a population of fewer than 30,000 and be relatively under the radar in terms of major American cities, but Kingman, Arizona plays a big role in the fabric of the nation.

Spring is Flowering

March 19, 2015

Springtime is flowering, especially in Northwestern Arizona. If you have a chance to get out this way before summer sets in, odds are good you can see it yourself!

Write Brothers Era Electric Vehicle Donated to Museum

February 10, 2015

1914 Custer Chair Car to be added to the Historic Electric Vehicle Exhibit in the Arizona Route 66 Museum later this year.

Historical Resouces

February 5, 2015

If you have an interest in the history of Kingman (or are researching it and need resources), this is the post for you!

Marketing Route 66

November 21, 2014

The success of Route 66 was largely organic and the unfolding of events, but the marketing we see today is also nothing new!

The 66 Kid Premiering in Kingman

August 8, 2014

The 66 Kid, Bob ‘Boze’ Bell’s latest book, will premiere at the Powerhouse on Thursday August 14, coinciding with the International Route 66 Festival. The author will be on hand to sign special hardbound editions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and to unveil the Arizona Route 66 Museum’s newest exhibit, integrating video, vintage photos and maps from Bell’s colorfully illustrated book.

2014 International Route 66 Festival

June 24, 2014

Kingman Arizona gears up for the 2014 International Route 66 Festival in August!

How to Save Time and Money While Traveling around Kingman

June 11, 2014

When traveling around Kingman, Arizona the most obvious way to save is to plan your trip well. There are many things to do and several excellent attractions close by, so just a little planning will pay off. Check out these five places to visit, six things to do ahead of time and seven things to bring along on your trip!

Sneak Peek to “Pickin in the Vines” Bluegrass Festival at Stetson Winery

May 9, 2014

May 24th (Saturday) , 2014 Stetson Winery will be providing a “sneak-peek” of the music that will be presented at the “Pickin in the Vine’s” Bluegrass Festival in October 2014. Bluegrass lovers won’t want to miss this fun event!

Route 66 Drive-in movie Night Featuring Grease

April 25, 2014

Showing of America’s favorite musical at Best Western King’s Inn on Friday, May 2

Homestake Mine, mine tours near Oatman.

March 17, 2014

This past weekend, my son and I ventured out on a rock hounding excursion in the Black Mountains and came across a real bonus – Homestake Mine, a small mining operation open to visitors on the weekends.

Grand Canyon West®, home of the Skywalk® has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2014 International Route 66 Festival

November 5, 2013

Two of the Southwest’s major Tourist destinations, Hualapai Tourism, operators of Grand Canyon West®, home of the Skywalk®, and the Route 66 International Festival have announced that they are joining forces to host a multi-day Festival in August 2014.

2014 International Route 66 Festival

September 9, 2013

Kingman announced as the host city of the 2014 International Route 66 Festival!

Route 66 Cocktails & Corks Spirit Tour

September 4, 2013

Kingman is the home to a rum distillery and two wineries! So if you're interested in sampling award-winning artisan libations, we recommend booking a seat on the Route 66 Spirit Tour!

AAA Presents Highroads with Dan Davis in Kingman

June 28, 2013

This episode of Highroads TV takes you to some of the neatest sites in and around Kingman. So, if you're heading this way, and could use some ideas on what to do, here's a quick introduction to get you started!

Kingman featured on AAA Travel Show

June 10, 2013

Kingman and Grand Canyon West® will be the featured topics on the next episode of AAA Presents Highroads with Dan Davis on KTVK TV 3.

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.