Holbrook (Arizona)Route 66 in Eastern Arizona, once known as the "town too rough for women and churches." The town makes a convenient base for visiting Petrified Forest National Park.
As the nearest town to Petrified Forest National Park, and often gateway to Meteor Crater, Holbrook is small city focused on travelers - there are at least 10-20 hotels/restaurants/gas stations to choose among respectively. Excellent for travelers, but mostly for services and proximity to attractions, rather than as an attraction itself, though visitors following Route 66 will find it interesting.
phone: +1 928-524-6558address: 100 E Arizona StHoused within the Navajo County Courthouse and Museum (see listing below); offers a free self-guided walking tour map.
Holbrook can be accessed via Route 66, or Interstate 40.
By carMost traffic in and out of Holbrook is via I-40.
phone: +1 928-524-3832address: 101 Mission Ln
phone: +1 968-524-6558address: 100 E Arizona StSelf-guided tours. Contact the Holbrook Visitor's Center (nextdoor) for a brochure.
phone: +1 928-524-4757address: 404 E Hopi DrA 3-day event held annually in mid-September, includes exhibits and a rodeo.
Wild West Daysphone: +1 928-524-6558An annual event held in July, features reenactments, Native American dancers and Mexican dancers, as well as food and a parade.
Hashknife Pony ExpressHeld annually in mid-February, the highlight is a reenactment ride from Holbrook through Payson and on to Scottsdale, delivering specially-stamped mail.
phone: +1 928-524-6243address: I-40 Exit 292Primarily known as a truck stop owned and operated by the Hopi Tribe, this facility hosts a monthly Native Market with jewelry and art. There is also a gift shop open daily.
Numerous restaurants, though mostly within the categories of fast food, Mexican, or Steak/American.
Butterfield Stage Co. Steak Housephone: +1 928-524-3447address: 609 W Hopi Dr
phone: +1 928-524-6540address: 120 W Hopi DrSpecializes in red and green chili, as well as breakfast enchiladas and Navajo tacos. Very popular with locals.
phone: +1 928-524-3313address: 702 W Hopi DrHot and cold deli, pharmacy onsite.
phone: +1 928-524-6059address: 2210 Navajo Blvd
phone: +1 928-524-3411address: 108 Crestview Dr
phone: +1 928-524-6216address: 720 Navajo Blvd58 rooms, cable TV, many rooms with mini-fridges and microwave ovens. Pets welcome, $10/pet per night extra. (Don't forget to ask for treats at the front desk for your 4-legged family members.)
phone: +1 928-524-3048address: 811 W Hopi DrSleep in a giant tepee (as the natives did, although they did it without air conditioning or cable TV). Various historic vehicles on-site. This motel's novelty architecture is the basis for the Route 66 'Cosy Cone Motel' in Pixar's 'Cars'. 15 units, non-smoking, listed US National Register of Historic Places.
phone: +1 928-524-6689address: 102 Hermosa DrSpots for tents and RVs, cabins available. Hookups and water at each site, showers and pool on the grounds. Wi-fi extra, pets accepted.
phone: +1 928-524-3732address: 403 S Park StPublic computers available, and there is free wi-fi access throughout the building.