The City of Winslow AZ – a small town with big adventures that incorporated by in 1900. Just about 100 miles west of the New Mexico border on Interstate 40. Sits at just under 5,000 ft in elevation and covers just about 13 square miles.
Winslow is home to a multitude of attractions including a stop on the mother road at the famed “Standing On The Corner Park” made famous by the band the eagles with their 72′ hit song “Take It Easy” (Music Trivia: Written by Jackson Browne and Glen Frey). The park was created by the city back in 1999 to add to the magic of the city of Winslow. Its estimated that over 100,000 people visit this site… myself included. And like many, have that photo posted on my website.Not familiar with the lyrics?
The La Posada is a must to see and a must stay if you’re in the area built back in the 1920’s its iconic and after its renovation, has become one of the top hotels in the southwest. Set in a restored railroad hotel built by the Santa Fe Railway, this beautiful southwestern-style hotel lies next to the Winslow Amtrak station and a few minute’s walk from Winslow’ Route 66 Park.
Not in the mood to stay in a hotel, want to camp, paddle board or kayak? McHood park and Clear Creek are a must as well.
If you stay close to town and want a nice cold one, can I suggest a stop in the RelicRoad Brewing Company? Fried Pickles are on the menu…
If you’re not going to make a stop at the majestic Painted Desert and Petrified Forest east of Winslow I would encourage you to drive just north of Winslow to the Homolovi State Park & Little Painted Desert Park .. Giving you a view not so crowded.
The Meteor Crater, IS the best preserved meteor crater site on earth. Don’t forget to take the old way to get there by stopping by Meteor City, it has its very own exit off I-40 at exit 239 from the east or west and is home to the now closed but roadside photo worthy, Meteor City Trading Post. Movie trivia, this site was Used in the movie Starman back in 84’ when Starman meets Mark Sherman from SETI.
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From the town of Winslow Website: I am a hometown girl, born and raised in Winslow, Arizona. Living in Winslow exposed me to many diverse cultural activities and experiences which helped me recognize the importance of being part of a strong community and honoring cultural traditions. Upon graduating from High School, I began a career working for the Arizona Department of Corrections in Yuma, Arizona. Working in the correctional field, I was an Officer, Sergeant and Correctional Officer III where I developed leadership skills, interpersonal skills and an affinity for teaching. In 2005 I married the love of my life and moved back to Winslow to raise our four children. I wanted them to experience the same upbringing I had and to enjoy the cultural diversity of the community. In 2013, I switched my career path and began working for the City of Winslow. I started as a supervisor at the local pool and ultimately made my way to City Hall where I filled many roles, including my most accomplished promotion as the Community Services Coordinator. In this position I was able to develop many new events for our city and served as the liaison for the Arts Council, the Historic Preservation Commission and all public relations needs for the City. Throughout my tenure with the City of Winslow, I recognized that various areas of our city could be improved with new innovative ideas, which inspired me to run for mayor. I was proudly elected as the first Native American/Navajo Mayor of Winslow in November 2020 and enjoy serving my community. My priorities are to build a positive work environment for all employees, bridge the gap between our city and neighboring communities and take Winslow to the next level, and create an inclusive, prosperous and unified community. Contact Mayor Cano via email at: email@example.com – https://www.winslowaz.gov/government/city_council/Roberta_Cano.php