There’s a certain charm about the city of Winslow. Take a moment to look around and you’ll discover a whole new dimension to this unique western city and its people that you may not notice at first. Civilizations have thrived in the area around Winslow for centuries including the ancient Hopi village of Homolovi, the Mormon settlement of Brigham City and the booming railroad town of Winslow more than 100 years ago. For those interested in historic sites and stories, Winslow is a goldmine. The Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post is now the home of the Winslow Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center. The building retains most of its historic features. Once the main office for the world famous Hubbell Co., the Visitor Center is filled with artifacts and information about Winslow & the state of Arizona, the Navajo and Hopi Reservations & Northern AZ.
The lyric from the classic rock song Take It Easy goes…“standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona” and has attracted countless visitors to the famous corner on Historic Route 66. Visitors to Winslow’s Standin’ on a Corner Park will find a two-story mural that depicts that verse, as well as a life-sized bronze statue of a balladeer we’ve named “EASY”. Aside from the dining and shopping, one will find that across the street from the park and in the heart of the historic district is the Old Trails Museum. Visitors can browse the exhibits that include Native American artifacts, Santa Fe railroad & Fred Harvey memorabilia and much more. For some outdoor recreation, make your way to McHood Park Clear Creek Reservoir. Canoeing, fishing, swimming, picnicking and camping are all available at the creek. Located just five miles southeast of Winslow, it is the best kept secret of northern Arizona. One should never visit Winslow without a look at the historic La Posada Hotel. An established and world famous resort with an amazing “story to tell”!
With its hotels and Route 66 motels available…Winslow is also a great base camp for daytrips to the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, Canyon De Chelly, Homolovi State Park, Rock Art Ranch, Grand Falls and more.
More information is available at: www.winslowarizona.org