The Arizona Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey

They tiny town of Seligman, Arizona is located not far from Interstate 40 but it may as well be out in the middle of nowhere. That’s because from 1926 to 1978 Seligman was on the original Route 66… that is, until I-40 opened and the Arizonan local traffic all but dried up. While tourists aiming for that authentic Route 66 experience still pass through this relic of a town, native Arizonans seem more content to bypass it altogether in favor or getting from point A to point B a little faster. But there is much to see, admire (and just plain gawk at) in Seligman. The very next time you’re on I-40 heading from any point between, say, Flagstaff and Kingman, take a detour and check it out.

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While only a short distance from I-40 in Arizona, this tiny town is now seemingly in the middle of nowhere as many Arizonans choose to bypass the town in favor of a faster route on the interstate. Make the turn and head into town… you’ll be pleasantly surprised. If you’re not familiar with the Seligman exit locations, then you’ll find the location of Seligman on this Google Map.

To learn more about The Rusty Bolt, that crazy store with all the mannequins atop the roof, check out this previous article.