Kingman, Arizona: Heart of Route 66

Once a thriving and fast-growing town, Kingman played an important role in the development of Route 66 and the western expansion. Established in the 1800s as a railroad town, Kingman also served as a base for gold seekers in the Black Mountains nearby and as the Gateway to Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam). Although today the town doesn’t exult its olden days’ vibe, it still holds a lot of historic interest.

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Flagstaff, Arizona

Perched at almost 7,000 feet, Flagstaff (or Flag, as the locals endearingly call it) is home to Humphreys Peak, Arizona’s tallest mountain. The town welcomes avid skiers at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort and star gazers at the Lowell Observatory. Nearby, one can discover ancient native pueblos in the Wupatki National Monument and explore the Native American cliff dwellings of Walnut Canyon.

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Things to See Around Albuquerque, New Mexico

When someone mentions Albuquerque, we might immediately picture colorful balloons floating into the October sky. However, there is more to the town than hot air: historic Route 66 runs through town, ancient petroglyphs adorn volcanic rocks over 17 miles in Petroglyph National Monument, and one can get a good look at Native American history and culture at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

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