Old Route 66 in Arizona:

Holbrook




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Neon sign at El Rancho Motel and Restaurant, one of many classic diners along the route.


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The Pow Wow Trading Post was formerly a motel.


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Dinosaur on Navajo Boulevard, probably also a leftover from the defunct International Dinosaur Park.


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Metal dinosaur, also on Navajo Boulevard.



Petrified Rock Garden

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This dinosaur will sell you a colorful rock.


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Another dinosaur, with petrified wood.



Rainbow Rock Shop

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Dinosaur family.


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Dinosaurs large and small.



Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Company

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"Wild Bill" the fossilized alligator, approximately 2.9 million years old.


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Dinosaurs on parade in the parking lot.


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Hatching baby dinosaur.


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Turtle-like dinosaur.


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A most unusually-decorated men's room: Insects, bats, fish, snakes ... and giant spiders.


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A vintage auto awaits the open road.



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This dinosaur guards Living West Park.


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This mural of Route 66 covers the entire wall of a building.


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Joe & Aggie's Cafe, another vintage diner still open for business.


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Old neon sign at the former Navajo Motel.



Wigwam Village Motel

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As evening falls, neon signs attract travelers to the Wigwam Village Motel, which has been restored and reopened by the son of the original owner. "Have You Slept in a Wigwam Lately?"

To see more photos of Holbrook's neon signs at night, take a side trip to my Neon Night page.

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Classic autos are permanently parked outside of each tepee.


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1959 Chevrolet Bel Air. Check out those tailfins, baby!


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Inside a room -- note the sloped walls and original hickory log pole furniture.


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The angled walls make taking a shower a challenge.


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A small dinosaur hides among the tepees.


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Night at the motel -- one of the classic cars.


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A sculpture in steel, a monument to movement.


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Interior of the classic car.



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The Plainsman Coffee Shop sign, a perfect example of roadside architecture designed to attract the traveler's eye.


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Last visited: July 2008.

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Revised: August 29, 2009
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