Vital Statistics: Location/Description
Winslow is located on Route 40 on the western border of Navajo County in the high plateau country of northeastern Arizona. It lies in the Little Colorado Valley. The area is supported by tourism, manufacturing, trade, and retail with the lumber industry having a good deal of influence on the area’s economy.
Where to Stay Hotels and Motels
Population / Elevation
- Population (2013): 9,479
- Elevation: 4,880 feet above sea level
Though civilizations have thrived in the area for centuries, it is said that the first settler in Winslow arrived in 1880. He was a hotel man who lived in and did his business from a tent. Two years later, in January 1882, a U.S. Post Office was established. The town is named for Edward Winslow, a railroad company president and it was incorporated in 1900.
At one time, Winslow was home to railroad shops and railroad district offices, and relied on the railroad as its primary source of income. Route 66 was once the east-west route through Winslow until I-40 replaced it. The town suffered a loss of commerce when Route 66 was supplanted by Interstate 40, however, it gained new popularity when the Eagles' song "Take it Easy" hit the top of the charts in the 70s.
Things to Do
- February Arts Sweet Arts ll Mixer
- March Winslow Goes Boncors
- April City of Winslow Easter Egg Hunt -
Alice's Guy Pageant
Winslow AZ Railroad Days - Winslow Spring Carnival
- May National Hospital Week
- June Winslow Summer Nights
Winslow Womans Club/Arizona's Longest Yard Sale
- July Winslow Summer Nights - Winslow Fireworks
"A Taste of Winslow" Winslow Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser
- August Winslow Summer Nights - PT's Rock'n Route 66 Rally
- September 911 Remembrance Garden Ceremony
"Standin On The Corner" Festival - Winslow Fire Truck Tug
The High Desert Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show
- October "Standin On The Corner" Just Crusin' Car Show
The High Desert Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show
- November Winslow Christmas Parade - Festival of Trees
First Street Lighting
- December The Santa Train - Holiday Tour of Homes
There are hotels and motels in Winslow with something for every taste and price range. For more information and a complete list, click here: Rates, availability and reservations online.
Camping & RV Parks
For more information, contact:
Winslow Chamber of Commerce
523 W. Second St
P.O. Box 460
Winslow, AZ 86047
Resources & Nearby Attractions
Cities & Towns
- Williams - 90 miles
- Flagstaff - 58 miles
- Holbrook - 33 miles
- Payson - 91 miles
- St. Johns - 91 miles
- Show Low - 81 miles
- Phoenix - 184 miles
- Tucson - 274 miles
- Tuba City - 129 miles
Parks & Monuments
- Meteor Crater National Monument - 20 miles west of Winslow. Giant meteor crater that was used for the training of the astronauts. Location of the Astronaut Hall of Fame and Museum. Has a picnic area.
- Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
- Canyon de Chelly National Monument
- Sunset Monument National Monument
- Petrified Forest National Park
- Painted Desert
- Homolovi Ruins State Park - prehistoric archaeological site with ruins left by the Anasazi Indians
Recreation & Wilderness Areas
- Clear Creek Reservoir - picknicking and water sports
Historic & Points of Interest
- Navajo Reservation - prehistoric ruins and cliff dwellings
- Hopi Reservation - ancient pueblo villages
- Downtown Winslow
- La Posada - The last Fred Harvey hotel restored to its former elegance - originally
designed by famed architect Mary Colter in the early 1900s.
- Winslow’s Remembrance Garden - dedicated to the victims of 9/11 - The memorial was constructed using two beams recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center Towers of New York City.
- The Old Trails Museum
- Standing on the Corner Park - dedicated to the Eagles for their #1 hit “Take it Easy” that starts with “Well I’m standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...” written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne.
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