The Dead River Bridge west of the Painted Desert
Trading Post.
Okay, this afternoons post will be relatively short but I would be willing to bet that you will find it interesting, and I hope, just a bit inspirational. After all, how often will you have an opportunity to enjoy a Route 66 adventure that includes guided tours along an inaccessible section of the double six that winds through some of the most stunning landscapes in America and a stop at the legendary Painted Desert Trading Post? 
This, however, is only the beginning of what promises to be a fun filled week under the

desert sun along America’s most famous highway. There is also the music of the Road Crew with special extended hours on Friday evening as well as a reception on Thursday, and on Saturday night, the Reunion, an unprecedented display of electric vehicles, the dedication of the Route 66 Walk of Fame, an exhibition of acclaimed Route 66 authors and collectors as well as Route 66 association representatives, special tours at Grand Canyon Caverns, a guided walking tour of the Kingman historic district, a wide array of vendors, tours to Grand Canyon West Resort, museum tours, special events in Seligman, two day conference on the future of Route 66 featuring acclaimed author and speaker Michael Wallis as well as electric vehicle proponents, Route 66 association representatives, and historians, not one but three car shows, tours of an award winning distillery, wine tasting at a Route 66 winery, a film festival, and …
For general festival information contact the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce –   
For information about the Route 66 tour through the Painted Desert or the events in Holbrook, contact Kathleen Smith at that cities chamber of commerce
For information about the walk of fame
You may also call coordinator Julie Lowe at (928)753-1477.
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Jim Hinckley's America is a grand adventure on the back roads and two lane highways. It is an odyssey seasoned with fascinating people, and memory making discoveries. As made evident by the publication of fourteen books on subjects as diverse as diverse as Ghost Towns of the Southwest, The Illustrated History of the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company, Travel Route 66, Backroads of Arizona, and The Route 66 Encyclopedia, I enjoy sharing adventures and helping people plan for their own memory making journeys.

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