"Seligman & Route 66 - A town not forgotten" Top 5 Page for this destination Seligman by Yaqui

Seligman Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 53 photos

Founded in 1886, Prescott Junction now called Seligman by a significant New York Banker named Jesse Seligman; this junction was a significant railroad maintenance station as well as a famed Harvey Houses. Seligman was a bustling town surrounded by vast rich cattle lands that are still very prominent to this day. Seligman survived for many years till the new interstate bypassed the town. Then to make matters worse as with many of the little towns along route 66 experienced, the trains found no need to stop along these destinations and started either pulling up tracks or demolishing stations. The Harvey House located here is on the verge of experience demolition if funds cannot be raised to save her.

Seligmans Welcome

Yet, Seligman found hope in some locale town’s people who had Seligman to Kingman portion of old Route 66 dedicated by the State of Arizona to be as historic Route 66. This dedication will hopefully keep alive the preservation alive.

They believe is fun!

When we decided to veer off of Interstate 40, we had no clue what we were going to find in Seligman. We stopped because I had picked up a pamphlet illustrating the different significant stops of Route 66 by Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. We were delighted to see that Seligman was making a huge effort to capture and maintain those by gone days. Many of the structures are still being maintained wonderfully and found most of people very friendly. We stopped at The Rusty Bolt and were completed amazed in how many wonderful merchandised dedicated to Route 66. What a lovely shop. We asked the lady if they were doing ok and she said they are doing just fine with so many tour buses that detour to the town so they can experience it. So that was so nice to hear the hope still thrives here.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Route 66 still lives here and has shops and groceries
  • Cons:A simple town so keep open minded and enjoy what they have to offer.
  • In a nutshell:Some pretty funky shops to enjoy and experience that past.
  • Last visit to Seligman: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2010 at 2:42 AM

    Some wierd and wonderfully nostalgic buildings here! A re-incarnated town??

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    The Rusty Bolt looks neat outside. The decor and display adds to the colour of the place. A nice place to relax...and shop.

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Great page. Unfortunately the Harvey House was torn down in 2008.

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Love the photos and love the towns off Route 66!! Wish I could shop at all the great stores you listed!!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    Your intro photo is impressive! I love especially the Havasu Harvery House Hotel.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2009 at 2:12 AM

    Dee-NOW I know why Bob Dylan got his kicks on Route 66- Good page & photos.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    That's sad about the Havasu Hotel - maybe they will open it again someday...but you did find some really funky shops here! Cheers, Norman:)

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    I've been in the offices of JW Seligman in New York City, but never knew that there was a town in Arizona named after the same guy. You learn something new every day on VT!

  • Kakapo2's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    I was very pleased to see that you mentioned Angel Delgadillo. I had read stories about him, and so discovered Seligman, and travelled along this stretch of Route 66. So little traffic, so much peace - wonderful! Sissi

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    I love Route 66, its history is marvelous and so great to keep this little part of Americana. Remember, Dee, Route 66 starts in downtown Chicago!!LOL


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