World’s Longest Map of Route 66

Kingman, Arizona

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El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona has been a fixture of Route 66 since 1939, beckoning travelers on The Mother Road with its bright neon sign and comfortable motel rooms. Much of the property is covered in fun and colorful murals, including what they call the World’s Longest Map of Route 66.

How big is the World’s Longest Map of Route 66 at El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona? The 206-foot-long mural stretches across one side of the motel, saving space for each of the eight states that make up Route 66: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

The current mural features a dark gray painted background with a light gray and yellow road running along the entire length of it. Each panel features the name of each state in a bold font with an icon that represents it.

  • Missouri shows flowers, possibly the state flower, the white hawthorn blossom
  • Kansas shows a cow
  • Oklahoma shows a bird, possibly the state bird, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Texas shows a cowboy on a horse
  • New Mexico shows cacti and a hot-air balloon
  • Arizona shows a land formation that is probably The Grand Canyon
  • California shows a beach with a palm tree and the End of Route 66 sign that is found at Santa Monica Pier

At one end of the mural is a postcard-stamp-like image that proclaims it to be the World’s Longest Map of Route 66.

But the map didn’t always look this way. Painted by local artist Dan Louden in 2011, the original featured a yellow background and a more cartoonish journey, with icons of characters and roadside attractions. You can get a glimpse of this on the Illinois panel whose bright iconography sharply contracts the more minimal and modern design of the rest of the mural, which was repainted in 2023 as part of the TV show Motel Rescue.

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World’s Longest Map of Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona

World’s Longest Map of Route 66

Address:
1440 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401

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World’s Longest Map of Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the World’s Longest Map of Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Located on the side of a motel, please be respectful of guests and staff.
  • There is ample parking, including room for RVs, tour buses, and vans.
  • Reception hours are between 2:00pm and 11:30pm.

Where to Stay Near the World’s Longest Map of Route 66

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

El Trovatore Motel

You can’t get any closer than this! El Trovatore Motel is located in downtown Kingman and offers themed rooms dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, and more. Outside the property boasts many fun murals, including this world’s longest map of Route 66. Look for the famous neon sign!

Ramada by Wyndham Kingman

Ramada by Wyndham Kingman might be a chain hotel, but it embraces the Route 66 spirit with decor and themed murals. The pet-friendly hotel has free WiFi, a gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and free parking.

Enhance your visit to Kingman with a tour! Whether you love history, the outdoors, or family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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