Jack Rabbit Trading Post

Joseph City, Arizona

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Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona is a Route 66 institution that has been attracting travelers through warm hospitality and clever marketing since the 1940s.

Jack Rabbit Trading Post is a convenience store and curio shop famously located on Route 66. It’s the perfect place to pick up your favorite road trip souvenir, whether you’re looking for a t-shirt, mug, shot glass, or magnet!

The shop opened in 1949 and quickly became a must-stop attraction for Route 66 travelers. Its popularity was made possible partially by the series of roadside billboards lining the road between Missouri and Arizona. The bright yellow ads featured a black silhouette of a rabbit along with the distance you were away from the attraction, which got smaller and smaller the closer you got. The final double sided sign read “HERE IT IS” and still stands outside the location today.

The marketing tactic was conceived by the original owner, James Taylor (no, not that James Taylor) and is a technique still used today by the likes of Wall Drug and Buc-ee’s. In fact, while driving I-40 in Arizona you won’t be able to miss the yellow billboards for Jack Rabbit Trading Post lining the road that beckon Route 66 travelers to pull over to explore the roadside attraction.

The Route 66 souvenir shop is still open today and is a popular stop for road trippers looking to buy some mementos and take Instagram photos with the famous “HERE IS IS” sign or the mountable fiberglass jackrabbit.

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Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction

Jack Rabbit Trading Post

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
3386 U.S. Rt. 66, Joseph City, AZ 86032

Hours:
9am-5pm (Monday-Saturday), Closed (Sunday)

Phone Number:
(928) 288-3230

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Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction
Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction
Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction
Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction
Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction
Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction
Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona, here are some things to know before you go.

  • The fiberglass rabbit does have a step stool behind it so you can mount with ease!
  • Parking out front accommodates vehicles of all sizes.
  • Check out the small room inside of memorabilia from this Route 66 attraction.

Where to Stay Near Jack Rabbit Trading Post

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest on your road trip with a stay at one of these Arizona hotels on Route 66.

Wigwam Motel

Have you slept in a Wigwam lately? Seven Wigwam Motels were built in the 1930s and 1940s. Today, only three remain, including two on Route 66. Each motel room in the Holbrook Wigwam Motel is in an individual building shaped like a teepee. Spend the night in this motel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was the inspiration for Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel in the Pixar movie Cars.

La Posada Hotel

La Posada offers a four-star experience that can’t be beat. The 1930 hotel was created by architect Mary Colter, hotelier Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway. It was the last great railway hotel built in America and the finest historic hotel on Route 66. Over the years it has served an impressive roster of celebrity guests, from James Cagney to Franklin D. Roosevelt to Amelia Earhart to John Wayne. Book a room and a reservation at The Turquoise Room, one of the finest restaurants in the southwest.

The Winslow

The Winslow is a contemporary hotel in the heart of Winslow. Enjoy rooms with air conditioning and flat screen TVs or the communal areas with pool tables, bocce balls, table tennis, darts, and a bar.

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1 Review of Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona

  1. One of the best souvenir shops on Route 66! Come to see the iconic big yellow sign out front and take pictures with the fiberglass rabbit. But be sure to stop inside for some souvenir shopping too! I got a great magnet to add to my road trip souvenir collection!

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