Winslow is a laid back, relaxed town
Too expensive for what you get
Just a brief detour on old Route 66
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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.
Winslow is on the I-40.
If you go here from Grand Canyon, you pass Meteor Crater. Worth a visit. See my Flagstaff page!
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.
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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.
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 .