wild Burros wandering the Streets
Ok, so it isn't exactly in Kingman...
In a small rehabilitated ghost town, on Rt. 66, called Oatman, the wild burros wander through the town. Some of the shops sell carrots to feed them. the day I was there, between 10 and 20 were just hanging around, looking for a snack.
I don't know if anyone would stop in Oatman if there were no burros, so the town has made itself a stop to visit on Rt 66, with shops, restaurants, and a cowboy gunfight (acted out!) every day. Worth the time to stop for a bit. make sure you watch where you step!
King of the Road
"The transitory feel of Route 66"
Kingman with environs has a population of around 40,000 and a fixation withthe late Stagecoach actor Andy Devine, after whom the main stretch of old Route 66 is named. We visited Kingman from thenreturned to Las Vegas, NV. We spent two nights here - we came because I love driving in the desert in the SW USA, and timed it for a Friday - Saturday to miss the Labour Day weekend which is one to avoid in Vegas.
The small town supports something like 75 hotels and motels, including more than one Days Inn. While it is unspectacular I have to say that I really liked the feel that most people in our Days Inn and doubtles eleswhere tend to only spend a single night here, often en route to Las Vegas, and.......that's that. Unlike Arizona's supposedly premier Route 66 town of Flagstaff, it is not obfuscated by a university or the busy South Rim of Grand Canyon, but retains very much the undiluted feel of teh stop over on the road trip.
"Sunny skies with mountains views"
I like the look of lots of parts of Arizona.
Kingman has more than a few nice panoramas
This is the route 93 as you enter Kingman from the North via Hoover Dam/ Las Vegas