What to do and see in Winslow, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 9, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Winslow (Navajo: Béésh Sinil) is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,655.
Restaurants in Winslow

1. Rock Art Canyon Ranch

Box 224, Joseph City, AZ, Winslow, AZ 86047-0224 +1 928-386-5047
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5 based on 113 reviews

Rock Art Canyon Ranch

Offers tours of some of the best preserved petroglyphs in the country.

Reviewed By Ron S - Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

Brantley Baird is that man. He walks tall and probably is one of the most prolific men you would ever meet. He is a walking history book and has honored his family and ancestors by sharing his life, ranch and knowledge of the First People's of the area dating back many centuries. His Rock Art Ranch offers a variety of experiences for the most avid adventurer or most casual tourist. The ranch situated in a remote area between Winslow and Holbrook, Arizona off old Route 66 is a working cattle ranch and is home to one of the finest sites of Anasazi petroglyphs in the world. This ranch is listed on the State Register as a national site and is privately owned. Archeologists claim that there are over 3,000 petroglyphs on the walls that line the canyon. The canyon once supported a large pre Colombian population who left hundreds of rock pictures carved in the varnished sandstone walls. It's a beautiful, watered canyon with many of the oldest Anasazi petroglyphs in the Southwest. It is truly a place of peace and beauty.
The ranch museum itself has hundreds of pioneer, cowboy and Anasazi artifacts including pots found in the area. It's also has the remaining bunkhouse of the Hashknife Cattle Company. This is also where the U.S. Calvary camped just before the last battle with the Apache Indians at Apache Butte. If you want to meet truly an American legend who can tell fascinating true stories about his family, his life and at 82 still refers to his grandmother as granny, Brantley is your guy.

2. Standin' on the Corner Park

Route 66, North Kinsley Ave., Winslow, AZ +1 928-289-3863
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Standin' on the Corner Park

Built in tribute to the Eagles' song "Take it Easy," this small park features a guitar-playing statue.

Reviewed By UKVISIT - Arizona

Def worth a stop if in the area. I am not an Eagles fan in fact I wasn't even sure who sang the song but most people know it. Its also on route 66 and a good photo op. Was not busy last week when we were there so easy to get photos. Nice place to stop for lunch and stretch the legs too.

3. Meteor Crater

At I-40 and Exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047 +1 928-289-2362
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4 based on 2 reviews

Meteor Crater

50,000 years ago a huge nickel meteorite hit the earth forming a crater that is 550 feet deep, 2.4 miles in circumference and a very popular tourist stop.

Reviewed By Nigel G - Wakefield, United Kingdom

Some 35 miles along Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona headinglies East towards Flagstaff lies Meteor Crater. a vast crater of some 4,000 ft in Diameter, 550. ft deep a mile across and some 2.4 miles circumference
. This scar on the earth was created some 50,000 years ago by a meteroite slamming into the Arizona landscape. The impact created a bowl in the earths surface of Gigantic proportions. in the 1960s it was used by NASA for the intensive training of its Astronauts before firing off to the Moon. Upon arrival there is ample parking. Once inside the Visitor Centre you enter an air conditioned environment where there is a Theatre that screens a film animation of the event that created such a wonder. There is also a gift shop and rock shop where souvenirs can be purchased. You would need to allow around 90 minutes to go around the Discovery Centre and an additional hour should you take The Rim Tour. please check the website for opening times and Entrance Fees. Enjoy Your Visit. Nigel G

4. Homolovi State Park

Az-87, Winslow, AZ 86047 +1 928-289-4106
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4 based on 194 reviews

Homolovi State Park

“Homolovi” is Hopi for “Place of the Little Hills” — the traditional name for Winslow, Arizona. Homolovi State Park now serves as a center of research for the late migration period of the Hopi from the 1200s to the late 1300s. While archaeologists study the sites and confer with the Hopi to unravel the history of Homolovi, Arizona State Parks provides the opportunity for visitors to visit the sites and use park facilities including a visitor center and museum, various trails and a campground. Several covered picnic tables are located throughout the park. Pullouts provide the opportunity to observe wildlife in this park of over 4,000 acres at an elevation of 4,900 feet.

Reviewed By Danelle R - Scottsdale, Arizona

I was expecting more then just a little of the ruins that we saw very disappointed, would I go back I don’t thinks so, it had wheel chair access convenient walkway just not worth the money to pay for what there was

5. Little Painted Desert County Park

Painted Desert Rim Drive, Winslow, AZ
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4 based on 93 reviews

Little Painted Desert County Park

Reviewed By Lucy A - Lakenheath, Suffolk

We were in Winslow for Standin' On the Corner Park and took the 15 mile detour north to see this park. The sign at the side of the road is very easy to miss and there are some large holes in the road near the far end. There is not much there in terms of facilities but the scenery is well worth seeing. The landscape is very strange and quite different from other places we have been. It was worth heading out of our way to see the park.

6. 9/11 Remembrance Garden

East 3rd Street and Transcon Lane, Winslow, AZ 86047
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

9/11 Remembrance Garden

Reviewed By Visilea - Antlers, Oklahoma

Our troop went on a Summer Adventure and decided to do tent camping on this trip through the National Parks in Arizona. We did make detours such as this trip to Winslow. Our original stop was the Standin' on the Corner Park and we spotted this tribute on our way into town. We stopped by on our way out of town. What a wonderful tribute. The two beams from the World Trade Center in the 9/11 bombing has found a home here in Winslow and they are great caretakers. Loved it, loved it, loved it!

7. La Posada’s Unique Gift Shops

303 E Second St, Route 66, Winslow, AZ 86047-3941 +1 928-289-4366
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

La Posada’s Unique Gift Shops

Reviewed By Luv2TravelFarNWide - Phoenix, Arizona

This place offers a WIDE variety of local gifts, including turquoise jewelry, Arizona culinary delights, indian artifacts, etc. Plus Route 66 souvenirs. If you can't find a souvenir here, you're not looking. Open 24/7, they'll wrap and pack to go or ship,

8. Old Trails Museum

212 N Kinsley Ave, Winslow, AZ 86047-3618 +1 928-289-5861
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Old Trails Museum

Reviewed By Cat B - California

Great museum! Full of exhibits of local history. Bring your questions here to learn the fascinating history of the area. We stayed at La Pasada, a short walk away. It was a Fred Harvey hotel. The museum explains more of the history, has China, uniforms,artifacts. Staff friendly, helpful. Nice reasonable priced gift shop. Highly recommend!

9. ARIZONA 66 Trading Company

101 E Second St, Winslow, AZ 86047-3703 +1 928-289-1100
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

ARIZONA 66 Trading Company

Reviewed By dinerdon - Bayville, New Jersey

Nice place to buy your souvenirs. Bout a Winslow Arizona Eagles t-shirt. Friendly staff, large selection of your Route 66 signs and stuff.

10. First Street Pathway Park

W 1st St, Winslow, AZ 86047
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

First Street Pathway Park

Reviewed By DachK - Saint Louis, Missouri

A nice walking park that start with a gazebo on one side and the chamber of commerce on the other. It is maybe a mile or so long. It has three interesting sections. One is a group of train cars that is a neat photo op. Another is a Route 66 area. Not much but a clock and a symbol on the group but another good photos op on the pathway. Then there is a totem pole by some artist that made on for each state, AZ is in Winslow at this park. My 4yo was lucky enough to watch two long trains go by, seems like this a common occurrence in Winslow.

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