Enjoy three amazing museums in Kingman, AZ: Mohave Museum of History & Arts, Powerhouse Route 66 Museum, and Bonelli House.
Mohave Museum of History & Arts:
The Mohave Museum offers a good introduction to the history of Northwestern Arizona. Dioramas & murals show development from prehistoric times to the present. There is even a special exhibit about Andy Devine, local boy turned movie star. Outdoor exhibits display ranching, mining, mining machinery plus a 1923 railroad caboose. History buffs can dig into the museum's library too.
Powerhouse Route 66 Museum:
The Powerhouse Route 66 Museum is truly unique in that it is a museum of history, housed in the historical Powerhouse building, located in the “heart” of the longest remaining stretch of the 2400 miles that was Route 66. The Route 66 Museum explores the historical evolution of travel along the 35th parallel that became Route 66. Stunningt murals, photos and life size dioramas capture each of the groups that have traveled the route that has come to be known as the Mother Road.
Built in 1915 of light gray, the Bonelli House in Kingman is a marvelous example of Anglo-territorial architecture. The house was renovated in 1973 when the city razed the neighborhood to make way for new municipal buildings. Inside the historic home are Bonelli family originals and period pieces like those found in other prosperous homes of early Kingman.
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