August 16th, 2018

Cool Springs Station in Arizona | Route 66

By Luke Fandrich on August 3, 2017.

Source: Editing Luke
Cool Springs Station in Arizona | Route 66
Located along the western Arizona stretch of Route 66, the Cool Springs Station is a restored service station and a unique little roadside attraction that dates back to the 1920s. It’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere, but Cool Springs rose to popularity as a notable stopping point before the steep grades and canyon passes that greet you as you head west to Oatman. With the eventual decline of Route 66, Cool Springs eventually became a ruin before it was rebuilt and reopened in 2005. Today the location has a small museum and gift shop, plus some great photo opportunities. Also, if you’re familiar with Radiator Springs from Cars, you’ll recognize a lot of similarities with the scenery in this area providing inspiration for the film.  

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