Route 66 was the main highway between Chicago and Los Angeles before the interstate system was built. Enthusiasts from around the world will come together to celebrate the heritage of Route 66, which dates back to 1926.
The longest continuous stretch of Historic Route 66, also called the "Mother Road," remaining in the USA crosses Mohave County for 158 miles.
A celebration of the highway dubbed the "Mother Road" was held in Kingman, Arizona in August, 2014. The Kingman festival ran from Aug. 14 -16, 2014. Visitors from near and far gathered in Kingman for the Route 66 International Festival.
The festival included events at the Hualapai Mountain Resort in the Hualapai Mountain Park and an exhibit of Route 66 authors, artists and collectors at the Beale Celebrations which is the result of a renovation of the landmark, JC Penny's building on the corner of 4th Street and Beale Street in Historic Downtown Kingman.
There was a film festival featuring movies that were filmed on Route 66, in Kingman or feature Andy Devine. Tours of the Desert Diamond Distillery were available. There was car cruising at night and a special edition of Kingman's Chillin' on Beale car show.
Kingman, Arizona, The Heart Of Historic Route 66, is A Great Place To Live. No Wildfires, No Earthquakes, No Tornadoes, No Volcanoes, No Hurricanes, No Mudslides, No Flooding, Rare Snow that usually melts by noon, No Ice or Bitter Winter Weather.
Kingman is a city located in Mohave County in Northwestern Arizona. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,069 and nearby communities bring the total population to around 40,000.
Kingman is an affordable community, located in the midst of breathtaking natural beauty with the sunbelt lifestyle. Kingman's elevation, at 3,336 feet, provides an ideal southwestern climate -- neither too hot nor too cold!
Kingman is located on Interstate Route 40, US Highway 93, and Historic Route 66. It is only 100 miles from Las Vegas, 180 miles from Phoenix, and 360 miles from Los Angeles. Kingman is also a stop for AMTRAK and the Greyhound Bus Line.