Homolovi Ruins State Park is just to the east of Winslow and about a 10 minute drive to the Winslow historic area with several sights to see.

Standin’ On The Corner

This is a public park which is dedicated to the song, Take It Easy, where the line “Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona” became so popular. It was recorded by The Eagles There are 2 statues in the park, one is Glenn Frey and the other is Jackson Browne, the writers of the song.

 

La Posada Hotel

This is a lovely historic railroad hotel built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway.  The hotel is still in operation and they have a lovely gift shop, a great restaurant, and an outdoor sitting area where you can watch the trains go by.

 

Two Guns, Arizona

About 30 miles west of Winslow on the south of I-40 sits the abandoned town of Two Guns along old route 66.  It is a fun little area which is easily accessible off the interstate and has plenty of parking. There is an abandoned gas station, a few painted tanks, and an abandoned KOA camping area with a swimming pool, all of which are covered in graffiti (i.e., modern day art) all from the modern day Two Guns.

 

Next to that is the ruins of Two Guns where native artifacts have been found and date to between 1050 and 1600 AD.  There is also the Canyon Diablo Bridge which is on the National Register of Historic Places.  This is also the location of the Apache Death Cave where in 1878 42 Apaches where murdered by Apaches.

 

The area is full of history and more detailed historical information can easily be found online.

 

Meteor Crater

About 25 miles west of Winslow and directly off I-40 is the impact site of a meteor which hit earth about 50,000 years ago. There is plenty of parking for big rigs, a nice museum, a short film, a gift shop, and several observation decks.

 

Meteor Crater has an RV Park at the I-40 exit on the south side. It is about a 5 mile drive on to the Visitor Center at the crater.

 

Petrified Forest National Park

About an hour east of Winslow along I-40 is the Petrified Forest National Park.  The park has 2 visitors center (one at the north entrance along I-40 and another one at the south entrance). There is a road which transverses the park (about 28 miles long each way) with plenty of view points and hiking trails to enjoy the fabulous scenery.  The northern part of the park includes the Painted Desert Inn and has terrific views of the Painted Desert. The southern part of the park has the highest concentrations of petrified wood.

The northern entrance to the park is where the Painted Desert Visitor Center is located.

 

Painted Desert Inn sits atop a cliff in the Painted Desert on the north end of the park and was built in Pueblo Revival style in the early 20th century. It is now a museum with lovely views.

 

The southern part of the park is just as beautiful with all the petrified wood, a  1932 Studebaker along old route 66, petroglyphs, badlands, a 110′ long petrified log bridge, and more.