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Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center

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Address: 22265 W. Historic Route 66, Seligman, AZ 86337
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+1 928-422-3352
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Welcome to the Birthplace of HISTORIC Route 66! In 1987, Angel Delgadillo,...

Welcome to the Birthplace of HISTORIC Route 66! In 1987, Angel Delgadillo, the kindly crusader, led the charge to save the Main Street of America; Route 66. The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona was formed to protect, promote, and preserve the Mother Road. The grassroots association and Angel's charisma have captured the world's attention. Today there are Route 66 associations worldwide.Angel and Vilma opened the very first Route 66 gift shop in 1987. The once pool hall and barber shop is now a unique blend of gift shop, barber shop, visitor center, and museum. The museum is dedicated to all the people who have made the pilgrimage to Historic Route 66 from all over the United States and the world. Your road trip is not complete until you experience living history at this Route 66 landmark!

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This is a must see place and town,very interesting store with very diverse collections of souvenirs, a nice 'homage' to Angel the barber in the barbershop, he and his wife were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see place and town,very interesting store with very diverse collections of souvenirs, a nice 'homage' to Angel the barber in the barbershop, he and his wife were key drivers to the success of Seligman's route 66 charm and must see locations

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I were on a very interesting but gruelling group tour last January. On our way from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon, while enjoying the off-beaten path road scenery and perhaps my mind was already imagining of what to expect in Grand Canyon, I didn’t catch what our Tour Director might have mentioned about our next restroom and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Nice piece of history but definitely a tourist trap. It's a great photo op and the old barber room felt like a step back in time.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Very nice store and museum in one place! :) The service is very nice and helpful. The lady explained me the histoy of that place. It was very unique experience

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

If you want to purchase some Route66 merchandise, this is the best place to get it, Angel is the man behind the resurgence of route 66 and the reason that any of it is left. Free coffee whilst browsing too.

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Arkdale, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Historic place but not much to look at. As for being a route 66 gift shop there are several in town with better selections.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Established and run by true and genuine Route 66 icons, this stop is a must-see. Apart from the usual R66 paraphernalia & trinkets, it offers some insight into the background of the R66 rave and the history of Seligman. You can also get drinks at A&V's.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is the birthplace of the reincarnated Route 66, Angel Delgadillo (90 this year) started the Route 66 Assn in the mid '80s and his barber chair is still in place. Charming daughter Myrna runs the shop, which has the highest quality Route 66 merchandise.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Yes it is a cheesy gift shop but it's also a Route 66 landmark. Lots of unique Route 66 items you won't see elsewhere. Great vibe and just a fun little stop. Be sure to look into the barber shop for the special Burma Shave sign!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Worth a visit just to sit in Angel's barber chair & imagine having a shave with a cut throat razor. The shop has all sorts of novelties & clothing at reasonable prices as a remider of the " Mother Road ". Also take 5 minutes to visit the outlaws jail opposite to remind yourselves of the Wild West.

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