• Powerhouse Visitor Center - Kingman, Arizona

      Photo by Peter Thody
      As its name implies, this 1907 building was once the source of electrical power for the city of Kingman and remained so until 1938 when construction of the Hoover Dam was completed. It was such an eyesore by the 1980s that the city considered demolishing the building but fortunately it was saved, restored and - in 1997 - reopened as the Powerhouse Visitor Center. Today it is also home to the excellent Historic Route 66 Museum, which tells the story of the highway from its earliest years through the 50s and 60s.

      If you go:
      The Powerhouse also houses a gift shop and photo gallery, and is open 7 days a week, 8am to 5pm. The Route 66 museum opens at 9am and there is a small entrance fee.


      20 W Andy Devine Avenue
      Kingman, Arizona 86401 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor center
      +1 (928) 753-6106

      Route 66 Museum
      +1 (928) 753-988