Shop for antiques or world famous "Kingman turquoise" jewelry at local shops.
Dine at vintage restaurants along Historic Route 66.
Hoover Dam -- one of the nation's top tourist attractions, is an hour and a half drive to the North.
The recently completed Hoover Dam By-pass is a modern engineering marvel. Construction has
just been completed on widening the remaining 16 miles of Highway 93 from the dam towards Kingman.
Laughlin -- Laughlin's river front gambling casinos are an easy 45-minute drive to the West.
Las Vegas -- Las Vegas, the largest family entertainment center in the United States,
is a two-hour drive to the North.
Lake Mead/Temple Bar -- Lake Mead, the nation's largest reservoir is an hour and one
half drive to the North. If you have an SUV, you can drive down to a rugged desert beach
(no facilities) at Bonelli Landing. Alternatively, visit the Five Crown Resort at the Temple
Bar Marina to enjoy amenities such as a restaurant, small store, small air strip, and campground.
You can also rent jet skis and houseboats at the Temple Bar Marina. Finally, you can drive past
Hoover Dam into Nevada and visit the Lake Mead Marina -- the largest on the lake.
Lake Havasu -- Lake Havasu and the London Bridge are an easy one hour drive to the South.
A caution: Lake Havasu City has become one of the nation's top Spring Break destinations
for college students -- you can assume that the City will be packed with young people during
Spring Break. A second caution: Lake Havasu is a "low desert," which means summer
temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit are the norm from May through the middle of September.
Diamond Creek/Grand Canyon -- If you have an SUV and a day, you can experience a remarkable
experience, driving down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon's Granite Gorge on the Hualapai Reservation.
Drive for an hour East of Kingman on historic Route 66 and stop at the front desk at the Hualapai Lodge
to secure an inexpensive permit (starting at $10 per vehicle) to visit Diamond Creek. Then drive down
an improved (but nonetheless bumpy) dirt road into the majesty of the Grand Canyon. This trip takes a day,
but provides an experience that you will never forget. Note: If you make reservations in advance,
the Hualapai nation provides float trips down the Granite Gorge of the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon South Rim -- You can drive about two and one half hours to Williams, Arizona
where you have the option of taking a short trip by train to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
www.thetrain.com . (Alternatively, you can drive to Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.)
Helicopter and Fixed wing aircraft flights are available at the Grand Canyon Airport. One of the
companies that offers flights is Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, visit their website: www.papillon.com
See one of the wonders of the world.
Grand Canyon West-- Grand Canyon West offers a different perspective for experiencing
the Grand Canyon. The recently opened Skywalk offers a unique perspective for viewing the
beauty of the Grand Canyon as it extends beyond the edge of the canyon, 4000 feet above the
Colorado River: www.destinationgrandcanyon.com.
Chloride -- Chloride is an historic silver mining camp at the foot of the Cerbat Mountains, about 30 minutes North of Kingman. Founded by the legendary prospector "Chloride Jack," Chloride was never destroyed by fire or dismantled like many other mining camps, so many of the original buildings remain intact. Chloride has attracted a number of artists, and features petroglyphs in the foothills behind the town. Murals were painted by artist Roy Purcell in 1966, these were recently updated (2006) and added to. The artist has opened a shop in downtown. Enjoy dining at Yesterday's Restaurant, and shopping at quaint gift and antique shops.
Oatman -- Known for the burros that freely walk the streets, Oatman is a quaint historic
mining site about 45 minutes West of Kingman on Historic Route 66. Reenactments of
gunfights are performed by local actors at various times. Feeding the burros is a treat for
both the young and the old.
Seligman -- If you are traveling to Kingman from the East, take the first Seligman exit off
of Interstate 40 and visit the historic Sno Cap Drive-In in the quaint historic Route 66 town
of Seligman. Angel's Barbershop is also a classic site. Angel and his brother were key
players in forming The Historic Route 66 Association and promoting this area. Continue
driving to Kingman via old Route 66 through Peach Springs, Truxton, Valentine,
and Hackberry Springs. If you are leaving Kingman to the East, simply drive east on
Andy Devine Avenue, and continue all the way to Seligman.
Grand Canyon Caverns -- Located on historic Route 66 approximately 65 miles
east of Kingman (between Kingman and Seligman), the Grand Canyon Caverns
offers guided walking tours throughout the day.
Note: for other destinations, contact the Hill Top Motel office for additional information.
Visit the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, tour Kingman's historic Powerhouse, which is the home of the Kingman Tourist Information Center and The Gift Shop for the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona; and the Bonelli House -- a single ticket provides access to all three historic sites.
FIRST FRIDAYS in Downtown Kingman is an eclectic offering of art, music, food and beverage. The centerpeice is the art display at Beale Street Brews. Other activities make this a fun time.
Desert Diamond Distillery is located in the Kingman Airport Industrial Complex. Vodka and Rum are produced on-site. They offer Tours, Tastings, and Sales of spirits and accessories. Their equipment is state-of -the-art, and is used by the equipment manufacturer to train other customers that purchase equipment for their operations.
Wild West Junction --Located in Williams, Arizona on the East-bound Route 66,
Wild West Junction is a recreation of an old West town. The site is complete with
an authentic saloon/restaurant, several shops, a sheriff's office and
plenty of opportunities for family photographs. At 7 p.m. nightly, there is a
shoot-out skit in the courtyard. For more information, visit their