Arizona April 27, 2018
Here Are 7 Haunted Places On Arizona’s Route 66 That Will Spook You Into Oblivion
The drive on Route 66 through Arizona always promises a fun time. If you’re hoping to add a few scares into that experience, then you’re in the right place! Today, we’re taking a look at several places along Route 66 here in Arizona that are not only purportedly haunted, but may also creep you out! Let’s take a look.
1. The Canyon Motel & RV Park (Williams)
Spending the night in an old red caboose sounds like a dream come true for train lovers out there, but did you know you might find yourself sharing the space with some kind of specter? The hotel claims that visitors and staff in Caboose #2 frequently report strange noises and things moving in odd, unexplainable ways.
Address: 1900 East Rodeo Rd., Williams
2. Monte Vista Hotel (Flagstaff)
At night, it doesn’t take much for this hotel to look spooky. The location may be home to a handful of different ghosts, including a phantom bellhop and a strange shadow that reportedly has a menacing presence.
Address: 100 North San Francisco St., Flagstaff
3. The Museum Club (Flagstaff)
The Museum Club in Flagstaff is home to a popular bar these days, but at its inception, the building was a taxidermy shop and museum. The business briefly closed last year, but you can visit for a roadhouse experience and an opportunity to see a ghost or two. The building is said to be haunted by previous owners who helped transform the business into what it is today.
Address: 3404 Historic East Route 66, Flagstaff
4. Old Navajo County Courthouse (Holbrook)
These days, the building is a museum for the Navajo County Historical Society, but it was originally built in 1898 as the Navajo County Courthouse. There are at least two ghosts who call this building home. This includes the county’s first executed man, George Smiley, and a female staff member occasionally seen peeking out the windows.
Address: 100 East Arizona St., Holbrook
5. Oatman Hotel (Oatman)
Although you won’t be able to stay the night at this old hotel, rumor has it that the building is actually quite haunted. The most notorious spirit is a miner who died behind the hotel after a night of heavy drinking. Affectionately known as "Oatie" by present-day staff members, he tends to perform small pranks around the hotel and its restaurant.
Address: 181 Main St., Oatman
6. The Red Garter Inn (Williams)
The stories about this former bordello being haunted by its working girls are contested by its owners, but you’ll find plenty of guests touting the ghostly presence often felt here. We’ll let you decide if that’s really the case, but it makes for an interesting adventure even if you don't run into any spirits.
Address: 137 West Railroad Ave., Williams
7. Weatherford Hotel (Flagstaff)
This historic hotel isn’t just a beautiful example of Victorian architecture in Territorial Arizona, it may also be the permanent home to some paranormal spirits, including a ghost couple. The pair is rumored to be found in room 54, where they occasionally make their presence known to guests by walking through the room or sitting on the bed.
Address: 23 North Leroux St., Flagstaff
How many of these places have you had the opportunity to visit? Did you have any paranormal experiences anywhere on Route 66? We would love to hear your spooky tales!
If you want to read about more places to visit on Route 66, then we suggest reading about some of the long-abandoned towns scattered along the Mother Road. Read more in our previous article:
These 8 Ghost Towns Along Arizona’s Route 66 Will Haunt Your Dreams.