Historic Route 66 Museum
Historic Route 66 Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Hans
    Kwadendamme, The Netherlands3,811 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative museum
    We as Europeans lack the nostalgia feeling which Americans can have regarding this highway 66. But still we’re interested in the history anyway. This museum provides it big time, we didn’t know it basically started with the trails way back in the 1800s with people traveling west for better lives or oppertunaties. Glad we visited it.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Stargateman
    Orange County, California206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Electric Porsche 911
    This is a nice local museum full of Route 66 history and vintage photographs and displays. I think if you are a bit older, this has much more meaning for you. The layout allowed you as much time as you wanted to read through and see the challenges of the earlier travelers and the impact that Interstate 40 had on the businesses along the route. At the end of this floor was a movie that interviewed old timers along the Route 66 route in Arizona and how their lives were changed when the Mother Road gave way to Interstate progress. The other floor has a museum of various electric vehicles from a converted electric Porsche 911 to a rare Tesla sports car. This was a nice break during our travels. In the same building is the Visitors Center and a couple of gift shops.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Kathy L
    Des Moines, Iowa361 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Stop
    We attended the museum on a weekend and spent about an hour. Additionally, there is a movie as part of the tour, it’s an hour long video. This version of the Rte 66 museum concentrates on the wagon roads that eventually became Rte 66 in Arizona. There is also a display of electric cars and other vehicles.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 22, 2023
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usbrowns
Middleburg, FL195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We really enjoyed the museum and I highly recommend that anyone interested in the historic byway. The museum covers the original wagon trail, the paved route, and it's demise due to the new interstate highways. As an added bonus the rail line next to the museum gets 55 trains a day, so there is that also.
Written September 10, 2021
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Sungron
Lacey, WA925 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is pretty much the be all and end all of Route 66 history. The video is fascinating, as are the exhibits that depict migration west over Route 66. The electric car museum also warrants a slow walk through. There is also a large well stocked gift shop. This museum is worth going out of your way to see.
Written January 16, 2020
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LinzoMcG
Penrith, UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We called into the museum while passing through on our way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Its a great experience and doesn't cost much, there was also hardly anyone there so we had the place to ourselves. Tells the story of route 66 and has a number of really interesting exhibits which gives you a feel of how route 66 once was. Highly recommended.
Written October 10, 2021
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slabovitz
Sunnyvale, CA153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
A nice opportunity to take a break and stretch your legs on your Route 66 drive. It’s a small museum, and you can see the basics there in 20-30 minutes, or spend more time if you like. The electric car exhibit was pretty cool, and there are charging stations outside. The gift shop had a large variety of antique license plates available for sale too.
Written February 25, 2022
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Stargateman
Orange County, CA206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a nice local museum full of Route 66 history and vintage photographs and displays. I think if you are a bit older, this has much more meaning for you. The layout allowed you as much time as you wanted to read through and see the challenges of the earlier travelers and the impact that Interstate 40 had on the businesses along the route. At the end of this floor was a movie that interviewed old timers along the Route 66 route in Arizona and how their lives were changed when the Mother Road gave way to Interstate progress. The other floor has a museum of various electric vehicles from a converted electric Porsche 911 to a rare Tesla sports car. This was a nice break during our travels. In the same building is the Visitors Center and a couple of gift shops.
Written July 13, 2023
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands3,811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We as Europeans lack the nostalgia feeling which Americans can have regarding this highway 66. But still we’re interested in the history anyway. This museum provides it big time, we didn’t know it basically started with the trails way back in the 1800s with people traveling west for better lives or oppertunaties. Glad we visited it.
Written June 10, 2023
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Peter F
Rome, Italy55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We stopped in Kingman just for one night on our way to the Grand Canyon. It was a short visit but, so far, enjoyable. The museum is small but interesting to visit especially around the story of all those people who worked on the projects. Very interesting the photo exhibition. Worth the ticket.
Written July 20, 2022
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Luvs Sunshine
Fort Wayne, IN47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Stopped here with Desert Wonders Tour and enjoyed the stop. Museum took me down memory lane. The gift shop had some affordable things to pick up and just enjoyed looking while stretching my legs before heading on to the Caverns.
Written April 10, 2022
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Hooked_on_travel77
Franklin, NC3,168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Definitely the most informative of all the Rte 66 museums out there as we have tried to visit them all. Incredible displays and murals too. Almost a bit depressing to see how difficult life was back in the 30's along this route. A bit lacking in the fun 50's 60's era which is what we like the most and we did not really find the electric car section interesting. ZZZZzzzzzz...... That's us anyway and we were glad we visited. Two gift shops are here for shopping enjoyment too. We bought a quality expensive mug at the museum shop and a Rte 66 apron at the adjoining shop.
Written May 31, 2021
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A. M.
91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A good visit with interesting to go at our own pace. The Studebaker was a highlight, info on Harvey girls, and history informative. A movie we didn't watch it all. The electric car exhibit nice . They could expand on more Rt, 66 car memorabilia. The fee was $10 per person or $6 for seniors not sure if families pay for children. It also includes another museum we didn't have time to see.
Written February 20, 2023
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