City of Kingman

City of Kingman

City of Kingman Visitor Center

120 West Andy Devine Avenue (Route 66)

Kingman, AZ 86401

www.GoKingman.com


Four things you probably didn’t know you could see in Kingman / ARIZONA

1. Kingman is home to the world’s first and only museum dedicated to electric vehicles. The Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum established in 2014 is a 3,600 sq.ft. exhibit with a handful of vehicles. There are 27 (and counting) vehicles on loan from the Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation.

2. Desert Diamond Distillery is the oldest working distillery in AZ since prohibition, even if it didn’t open its doors until April of 2010. The little rum factory offers tours and tastings and is craft certified by the American Distillers Institute, fermenting and distilling 100%of their product on-site in a state-of-the-art Arnold Holstein German still. The Distillery even uses the spirits to make vanilla extracts. All of the rums and vodka have awards and medals at the international level.

3. White Cliff s Wagon Trail, near Historic Downtown Kingman, is one of the few places in the American Southwest where wagon ruts can still be observed etched out in the rock. It was en route to the gold rush of Stockton Hill around 1890, about 8 miles north of town. At that time, Arizona did not have a facility for the mentally ill, i.e. an “insane asylum”, so patents were sent to the institution in Stockton, CA. It is said, that the prospectors heading for the hills acted so crazy, that they were headed for Stockton. Thus - Stockton Hill. Much of that old trail is now Stockton Hill Road (County Hwy 20), the road taken daily by thousands heading for Grand Canyon West.

4. The Mohave Museum of History & Arts has one of only three complete collections of presidential portraits on display. The other two are housed at the Whitehouse and in the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. The collection in Kingman, like that of the Whitehouse, includes portraits of every First Lady as well.

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16 Mar 2018


By Elaine Earle