Route 66 Passport Project FAQs
The passport contains all the information on how the Passport Program works, but questions will still come up from time to time. The following are answers to the most frequently asked questions:
What is the cost for a passport?
The passports are free to Route 66 travelers. (One passport is given to each traveling party.)
Why is only one passport given per traveling party?
The Route 66 Passport Program is an exciting concept, but very costly to produce. The Association is a non-profit organization working with a very tight budget, so a limited number of passports were produced. To allow as many people as possible the opportunity to explore Arizona’s Route 66 using the passport, it is necessary to limit the distribution.
What if I have two children that want to collect the stamps?
In addition to being a fun guide across Arizona’s stretch of Route 66, the passport is a great learning tool. If there is more than one child in your family or traveling party who wants to collect the passport stamps, they are each welcome to a passport. Each child will receive a certificate if 7 or more stamps are collected, but only one award/prize can be awarded.
Where can I pick up my passport?
Passports are available at all the locations where stamps are given and all the locations on the Wildcard page. There is a list of these locations at the end of this document. Passports are also available through the Historic Route 66 Association’s website (azrt66.com), or by calling the Association’s Offices at 928-753-5001.
Where are passports redeemed? (Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation)
Kingman Visitor Center
120 W. Andy Devine Ave. -866-427-7866
Hours: 8-5 Mon-Sun - Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Flagstaff Visitor Center
1 East Route 66 - 800- 842-7293
Hours: Mon-Sat 8-5, Sun 9-4 – Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Holbrook Visitor Center (inside the Mohave County Courthouse)
100 E. Arizona Street - 928-524-2459
Hours 8-5 Mon-Sun - Closed all Federal and State holidays
Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona
Kingman, AZ 86402
*Must submit copies of each stamped page, the completed Redemption Coupon at the end of the passport, and provide a physical address for mailing the awards/gifts.
How many stamps are there to collect?
- There are 10 unique stamps to collect; 9 destination and 1 wildcard stops.
- The destination stops have a space for the stamp (square box with stamping information.)
- You pick the one stop for the wildcard stamp from the list on the passport Wildcard page.
- Be sure to call the selected stop ahead of time to verify hours of operation.
What is the difference between a wild card and regular stamp?
The wildcard stamp gives you the opportunity to pick from several locations for this stamp. We hope you will visit all the locations on the list, but only one stamp is needed to complete this stamping opportunity.
How many stamps do I need to get a prize/award?
- A minimum of seven stamps are needed to receive a certificate of accomplishment and an award/gift.
- The more stamps collected the greater the award/prize.
- Collect all ten stamps and in addition to a award/prize, your name will be entered into an annual grand prize drawing. (The first grand prize drawing takes place June 2011.)
- The award/prizes are donated by the Route 66 communities and attractions and will change regularly.
What are the prizes/awards?
- Every passport holder collecting 7 or more stamps will receive a certificate of accomplishment.
- The awards/prizes are donated by the Route 66 communities and attractions, and will change regularly.
- The prizes received will either increase in quantity or value as the number of stamps increases.
What does the grand prize consist off?
The first grand prize package, to be drawn June 2011, is still being put together and will be announced on the website very soon.
When is the grand prize drawn?
- A Grand Prize winner will be drawn annually with the first drawing June 17, 2011.
Do I have to complete the passport in one visit?
Absolutely not! There is no expiration on the passport.** There is so much to see and do across Route 66 that we encourage you to take your time visiting, and come back often.
Why do I have to fill out the survey to get an award?
We appreciate you taking the few minute to fill out the redemption survey. Your input will be used by our communities to better plan future marketing initiatives. Please note that we are not collecting names or mailing information.
When does the Passport Program end?
The goal is to have the program run indefinitely, but the program is subject to end without notice.
What is the purpose of the Passport Program?
The Program is designed to share all there is to see and do in and around the Route 66 communities, as well as encourage folks to visit each of the unique towns
Wow paid for the passports?
The Route 66 Passport Program was created by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona (Association) in conjunction with all the communities and attractions along Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 regardless of their ability to financially support the project.
We greatly appreciate the vision of our financial sponsors, which in addition to the Association include the Arizona Office of Tourism, the Hualapai Tribe, Hualapai Tourism (representing the Hualapai Lodge, Grand Canyon West, and the Grand Canyon Skywalk), and the communities of Flagstaff, Kingman, Holbrook, Winslow, and Williams.
Who is responsible for the Passport Program?
The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona has oversight of the Passport Program. Questions should be referred to Sharlene Fouser at 928-814-2797.
What is the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona?
On February 18, 1987, a group of 15 passionate people met in Seligman, AZ, and began the rebirth of Route 66. Led by Angel Delgadillo, a barber who grew up on Route 66 and understood the worldwide importance of the Route, together formed the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. The Association’s mission to preserve, protect, and promote the Route has resulted in many milestones including Route 66 being designated as an Arizona Historic Road, and attaining All-American Road status, the highest designation possible under the National Scenic Byway Program.
Membership in the Association is only $25 a year. To learn more about supporting the Association, please check out the membership information on the website (http://www.azrt66.com/).
What is an All-American Road, and the National Scenic Byway Program?
The National Scenic Byways Program falls under the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. This grassroots program helps recognize, preserve, and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. Since 1992, only 150 distinct and diverse roads have been designated National Scenic Byways by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. On October 16, 2009, Arizona’s Historic Route 66 became one of only 37 of these roads, in the entire United States, to be named an All-American Road, meaning they are a destination onto themselves!
Passport Program contact information:
· Direct specific questions to Sharlene Fouser at 928-814-2797 or contact the Association’s Office at 928-753-5001.
· General information, and Grand Prize information will be constantly updated on the Associations website at www.azrt66.com.
**There is currently no plan to end the passport program, but the program is subject to termination without notice.
Passport pick up locations (listed in alphabetical order)
· Ash Fork Visitor Center
901 W. Old Route 66 – 928-637-0204
· Cool Springs
8275 W. Oatman Hwy.
· Flagstaff Visitor Center
1 East Route 66 – 800-842-7293
· Grand Canyon Caverns Gift Shop
Mile Marker 115, Highway 66 – 928-422-3223
· Hackberry General Store
· Holbrook Visitor Center (inside the Historic Navajo County Courthouse
100 E. Arizona Street– 524-2459
· Kingman Area Visitor Center, or Route 66 Gift Shop (both in the Powerhouse)
120 W. Andy Devine Ave. – 866-427-7866 (VC) or 928-753-5001 (Gift Shop)
Fast Fanny’s and Ocotillo Gallery - 928-768-7400
· Peach Springs
Hualapai Lodge (front desk) – 928-769-2230
· Petrified Forest National Park
Painted Desert Visitor Center, I-40 Exit 211 – 928-524-6228
Angel’s Barbershop & Visitor Center, 22265 Route 66– 928-422-3552
Return to the 50s Gift Shop, 22325 Route 66 – 928-422-4790
Mildred’s Frontier Café, 16118 Highway 66 – 928-769-2237
Keepers of Wildlife Animal Sanctuary Gift Shop
13441 E. Highway 66 (MM 087) – 928-769-1800
· Valle Vista Country Club (Follow the signs to the Clubhouse)
9686 N Concho Drive – 928-757-6744
· Williams Visitor Center
200 W. Railroad – 928-369-0065
· Winslow Visitor Center (in the Hubbell Trading Post)
523 W. Second – 928-289-2434
· Lupton Welcome Center
Painted Cliff’s Welcome Center – I-40 Exit 359 – 928-688-2448