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Winslow (Arizona)

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Winslow (Arizona)

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Winslow is a small town in the northern region of the state of Arizona, in the United States of America. While of limited tourism interest itself, it is one of the waypoints along historic Route 66 as well as a gateway to a number of regional attractions.

Get in

Winslow is on Interstate highway 40, which follows the roadway of old Route 66 through much of Arizona. Several state and local highways connect the town to Phoenix, about 150 miles away, which is a major commercial air hub. To get to Winslow from Phoenix, you'll just about have to drive.

Get around

See

  • Winslow owes much of its fame to the Eagles' hit song of the 1970s, "Take It Easy," with lyrics that talk about "standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona." If you want to relive the song, the town has erected a small exhibit at Standin' on the Corner Park in the downtown area; go there and see if a girl in a bright red Ford slows down to take a look at you, as in the song lyrics.

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Sleep

Lodging in Winslow can charitably be described as "functional" -- geared to the thousands of travelers passing by on I-40 who need a place to sleep and nothing more. The usual motels and motor lodges (Best Western, Days Inn, Super 8, etc.) cluster near the exits, with little to choose among them. For a bit of flavor of the old town and Route 66, try La Posada Hotel, 303 E. 2nd St. (old Route 66), 928-289-4366. Looks interesting from the outside; see what the inside is like and write it up here.

Get out

Nearby attractions include:

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