Welcome to Holbrook… the “Gateway to the Petrified National Forest”
Stagecoach robberies, gunfights, a hanging… are all great story lines for old west movie, but this is no movie, this is Holbrook’s Wild West frontier history. Your Northeastern Arizona adventure begins at the historic Navajo County Historic Courthouse in downtown Holbrook. Built in 1898, the courthouse is now home to the Holbrook Historical Society Museum, Chamber of Commerce, and Visitor Center. Allow ample time to walk through the old jail, Native American art displays, and get a fascinating look at Holbrook’s history.
Holbrook has one of the riches “Wild West” histories of all Route 66 communities. A self-guided walking tour map is available at the Visitor’s Center that will guide you to one-of-a-kind historical sites such as the Bucket of Blood Saloon and the Blevins House, the site of the famous shootout between Sheriff Commodore Perry Owens and the Blevins gang.
Route 66 enthusiasts will enjoy the Wigwam Hotel with its teepee buildings and historic vehicles. Kitch dinosaurs welcome you to the petrified wood shops, neon still highlights the historic buildings, and there are great eateries like Joe and Aggies where the family has welcomed hungry visitors for more than 50 years.
Holbrook is also a great launching point for other Arizona adventures including such natural wonders as the Petrified Forest National Park, Window Rock, and Canyon de Chelly, as well as exploring Native American Cultures, the areas rich Old West and Pioneer history, and some of the most amazing scenic vistas.
For additional information on Holbrook, contact the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce at:
Holbrook Chamber of Commerce
465 First Ave Holbrook, AZ 86025