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“A rite of passage for anyone travelling historic 66.”

Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Seligman
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Owner description: Welcome to the Birthplace of HISTORIC Route 66! In 1987, Angel Delgadillo, the kindly crusader, led the charge to save the Main Street of America; Route 66. The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona was formed to protect, promote, and preserve the Mother Road. The grassroots association and Angel's charisma have captured the world's attention. Today there are Route 66 associations worldwide.Angel and Vilma opened the very first Route 66 gift shop in 1987. The once pool hall and barber shop is now a unique blend of gift shop, barber shop, visitor center, and museum. The museum is dedicated to all the people who have made the pilgrimage to Historic Route 66 from all over the United States and the world. Your road trip is not complete until you experience living history at this Route 66 landmark!
Mackay, Australia
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85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“A rite of passage for anyone travelling historic 66.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had a wonderful visit in December. Despite the crowds, Angel was so gracious, he took time to speak with us, made us a free coffee and we got some great photos. Great to see the man that has worked so hard to preserve this important piece of US history finally getting some reward for his effort. Still open in the off season unlike so many of the cash-in operators riding on his back. The number one MUST DO for anyone driving historic Route 66.

Visited December 2013
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Peoria, Arizona
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“Great stop on Route 66”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

We have stopped here several times on separate Route 66 trips. It's a really nice shop and always nice to talk to Angel and family.

Visited May 2014
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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“A must stop on 66”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

We never felt more welcome on 66 than with Angel Delgadillo and his family, we have been here a couple a times and everytime it is a great time for us, we are very blessed to have met him, he is heart warming, welcomes you not as a stranger but gives you the felling of coming home !
This hero deserves your attention, stop bye and take time to talk to Angel, he sure will take time to talk to you, and if you are lucky, even will give you a shave.
We hope to get another chance to meet these wonderfull folks, hopefully you will too :)

Visited August 2013
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Toledo, Ohio
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102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Don't miss this stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

A must stop on any Route 66 road trip. Angel is delightful and has many stories to relate about his many years on Route 66 and his musical family. Don't miss it. We never do.

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Route 66 regular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

What a great place to visit, whenever I am going to Grand Canyon I make sure my visitors stop by and say hi to some of the friendliest people in Seligman.

Visited July 2014
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