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Winslow Things to Do

  • Painted Desert

    The Painted Desert if part of the Petrified Forest National Park. It consists of more than 93,500 acres, with vast landscape featuring rocks with many beautiful colors from deep lavenders and rich grays to reds, oranges and even pinks.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Timeline:1851: Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves was the first to document finding petrified wood in this region.1853: Lieutenant Amiel Whipple, during a government expedition to find a route for the railroad along the 35th Parallel, was the first to document petrified wood that would one day be included within Petrified Forest National Park. His...

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  • Meteor Crater

    This is the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site located off I-40 in Northern Arizona near Winslow. Meteor Crater is the breath-taking result of a collision between a piece of an asteroid traveling at 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago. Meteor Crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference...

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  • Sculpture

    Also on the City Hall Grounds is this sculpture entitled "Falling Meteor" in honor of the meteor that fell nearby creating a tourist attraction.

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  • Winslow Historic District

    Winslow has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest.

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  • Winslow, Arizona

    Winslow is a town of about 10,000 located along Interstate 40 in North Arizona. The town was either named after Edward F. Winslow, a president of the St Louis and San Francisco Railroad, or Tom Winslow a local prospector. Nearby attractions include the Meteor Crater and Homolovi State Park. This is the Winslow City Hall.

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  • Stand on a Corner in Winslow, AZ

    Eagles fans (and anyone else) can stand on a corner in Winslow Arizona with a mural of a girl in a flatbed Ford. The town achieved international fame from the Eagles song "Take it Easy" which came out in 1972 and included the lines; "standin on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. It's such a fine sight to see. It's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford...

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  • The big Meteor Hole

    We are up for most things... big balls of twine, 72 oz steaks... and there we were, driving through the Arizona desert. We kept seeing these signs touting METEOR CRATER!!! Ohhhh, Ahhhh. So, we figure what the heck and take the drive. We were in the motor home with a wheel chair bound person. We drove to the upper parking lot to let out our...

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  • Standing on a corner in Winslow, Az.....

    For anyone that loves "Take it Easy" By the Eagles then you will love this place. It was one stop along Route 66 that we did not want to miss. Nothing exciting to do here except stand on the corner but we loved it. A lot of other tourists were here taking photos as well. Make sure to play the song when you arrive into town. It adds to the ambiance...

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  • Winslow Crater

    Thirty five miles east of Flagstaff and 25 miles west of Winslow lies one of the most amazing things in Arizona --- a real honest-to-goodness 50,000 year old perfect meteor crater (it hurtled to the earth at 40,000 miles per hour)! Everything was wiped out when it hit and you can still feel the devastation...The first time I visited this place, it...

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  • Homolovi Ruins SP Tuutukwi

    In the distance you can see the Tuutukwi or The Hopi Buttes. These are sacred areas to the Hopi and are the home to Katsinas or spirits that bring the rain and other things required for the day to day life of the Hopi.

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  • Homolovi Ruins SP Little Colorado River

    Part of the reason the people settled here at Homolovi was the availability of water from the Little Colorado River (called Paayu by the Hopi). Even when the river looks totally dry, there is water available a few feet down.

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  • Homolovi Ruins SP Homolovi II Kivas

    Here (Photos 1 and 2) you see a large rectangular Kiva (or Ceremonial Room). The benches along three sides, the raised altar and the ventilation shaft in the low wall before the altar are distinguishing charcteristics that let you know this is a Kiva. Photo 3 is of a smaller circular Kiva which was allowed to remain buried. The last photo is of the...

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  • Homolovi Ruins SP Homolovi II Trail

    The trail at Homolovi II is also fairly short. This one is paved and looked to be wheelchair accessible. Homolovi II was a 1200 room village that at its peak housed 750 to 1000 people. There is not as much left as at nearby Wupatki National Monument but more than at Homolovi I. In addition to the ruins of five rooms shown here, there are kivas and...

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  • Homolovi Ruins SP Homolovi I Trail

    There is a short loop trail that leads through the ruins at Homolovi I. There is not much left here, one decent wall/corner and a few foundations. There are spots along the way where they have flat stones with potshards placed on them. Unlike most places here you are encouraged to pick up the pieces, examine them more closely, feel the texture, and...

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  • Homolovi Ruins SP Tsu 'Vo Trail

    The Tsu 'Vo Trail is a 1/2 mile loop trail between the twin buttes within the Homolovi Ruins State Park. It is a nature trail and also an archaelogical trail where visitors can see milling stone areas and petroglyphs. It is best viewed in the early evening. Unfortunately, I was there in the early morning, so my pictures are not the best. Make sure...

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  • Homolovi Ruins State Park Visitor's...

    The Homolovi Ruins State Park houses the ruins of a 14th Century settlement of the Hisat'sinom (better known as the Anasazi) located in the high grassland along the Little Colorado River. These people paused in their migrations to till the rich flood plain and sandy slopes before continuing north to join people already living on the mesas, people...

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  • Winslow Memorial

    The town of Winslow had these beams moved here from Ground Zero. They were part of the twin towers destroyed on September 11, 2001. The town of Winslow erected this monument as a memorial to those who were killed on that day and all others who have given their lives in defense of freedom.

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Winslow Restaurants

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    by Basaic Written Dec 1, 2008

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    The Country Kitchen has a nice buffet with a variety of meats, pasta, potatoes, vegetables and desserts. Everything was pretty good and it's all you can eat.

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Winslow Transportation

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    by daarth Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Winslow is on the I-40.
    If you go here from Grand Canyon, you pass Meteor Crater. Worth a visit. See my Flagstaff page!

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Winslow Shopping

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    by Yaqui Written Sep 15, 2013

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    Located right off of I-40 Exit 252 is wonderful store. We needed to take a break and stretch our legs, so we stopped here. What a neat store. The owner Dan Mazon showed us all the wonderful things he has in his shop. It is packed with all kinds of wonderful jewelry, paintings, and lots of different gifts. He was a pleasure to chat with since we both have Native American heritage. He is very proud of his shop and very proud of his Great grandfather, Manuelito, Navajo Chief. Watch his video because he talks about his heritage.

    What to buy: We bought a beautiful painting of a horse and a horse figure that has a horse hair burned into the figure. It makes a beautiful pattern.

    The diamond pattery rug is over 100 years old.
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Winslow Warnings and Dangers

  • Homolovi Ruins SP Rattlesnakes

    On the Tsu Vo Trail, at marker 6, is a large rock with a depression in the bottom. This is a common hangout for rattlesnakes so be cautious when passing this part of the trail.

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  • Homolovi Ruins General Warnings

    On the grounds of Homolovi Ruins State Park, as on most government owned land, it is illegal to remove, alter, damage or otherwise mess with the ruins, grounds, or any artifact or plant. Please leave them alone for future visitors.

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Winslow Off The Beaten Path

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    by daarth Written Oct 4, 2002

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    We were all alone at this amazing site. Maybe it was becouse it was the 1st of January. We came late, but just cought the sun setting.

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    by RACCOON1 Updated Jun 21, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Just west of Winslow , Arizona is Meteor Crater . The crater is not a National Park .The admittance fee is excessive . Maybe if you are a single traveller it is worth it . Most people travelling in northern Arizona may have to stay at Winslow as its location is very convenient .

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