Tri State Inn
Travel Blogs from Kingman
... justice, but I was amazed by the petroglyphs etched in the stone, the petrified wood, granite, that lay about like a timber man's wasteland, and sheer beauty of the painted desert.
The 28 mile drive through the National Park was brutally rough. We bounced around so hard that all of Nick's clothes that were hung up in the closet on hangers actually lifted off the clothes rod and fell on the closet floor. Our tax dollars at work.
... for lunch on the road. Let me tell you, there is NOTHING to eat from the I-40 on ramp until Kingman, two hours later. We were starved come 2pm. The scenery along I-40 was unbelievable - changing every 30 minutes or so.
Finally, the road to the Hoover Dam. That road should be taken off the map. It was so flat and boring. That's not a great combination when the temperature was reading on Dad's bike at 94 and ...
... road. The veins ran dry on 1942 and the miners left their burros behind, to this day they still roam the town begging for food. An unapologetic Wild West tourist trap, they stage gunfights daily and have wonderful little establishments such as Fast Fanny's. The burros followed us around but we didn't buy the food on offer to feed them. It was an amazing little town but unfortunately we had to make our way back down that awful road.
Kingman was a sizeable town ...
... going all the way back to before the last ice age. They are scavengers and are pretty resilient. From the 22 that were left with an intensive conservation effort there are now over 400. 70+ of them are in the Grand Canyon.
We saw two beautiful examples as soon as we arrived at Hopi Point. They were below us in the canyon and then as we watched soared high above us on the thermals. ...
... lush Salinas Valley to the Mojave Desert driving either alongside Route 66 near Barstow or criss-crossing Route 66 on the highways we were traveling. We also saw a sign, Grand Canyon National Park Closed, a reminder of the government shutdown. And, at the beginning of I-40 near Needles, California, there was a sign that reported, Wilmington, NC, 2554 miles. Guess that’s where I-40 ends?
Last time we crossed ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking