If you have settled into Crazy Horse Campground in Lak Havasu Center for the winter, you are in luck. This RV owners paradise on the Colorado River is at the heart of a diverse array of fall and winter events that will ensure your stay is memorable.
On the weekend of October 22, at the London Bridge Resort Bridgewater Links in Lake Havasu City, its Relics & Rods Car Club’s 43rd Annual Run to the Sun Car Show. This event has grown into one of the largest car shows in the southwest.
But the event is more than just dazzling automobiles on display under a bright desert sun on the shores of Lake Havasu. A dinner and dance, ladies fashion show, radio controlled boat race and parade on Main Street, as well as a pancake breakfast is also scheduled. You can learn about this and other events at the Go Lake Havasu website.
On Saturday, November 6, 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., at the Antares Point Visitor Center and Gift Shop artist Gregg Arnold will unveil a new Route 66 roadside attraction. Arnold is the creator of Giganticus Headicus, a roadside oddity that has made historic Antares Point about 25 miles east of Kingman on Route 66 into a destination of legions of enthusiasts. There will also be raffles, a car show, and a diverse array of vendors.
On the evening of Tuesday, November 16, at 5:30 P.M. The Beale Street campus of Mohave Community College in Kingman is sponsoring a journey through time. This Route 66 corridor walking tour will be led by internationally acclaimed author and historian Jim Hinckley, creator of the Jim Hinckley’s America travel network.
Kingman has a rich and colorful history, and a century of surprising Hollywood connections. Hinckley will share stories about Andy Devine, Pamela Anderson, legendary gunfighters, the marriage of Clark Gable and Lombard, colorful characters seasoned with his signature wit. For more information contact Lori Gunnette, MCC Corporate and Community Education Coordinator at (928)757-0844, ext. 1144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingman is also home to several unique and fascinating museum complexes. The uniquely engineered Bonelli House, with many original furnishings was built in 1915 by a pioneering family of Swiss immigrants.
The Mohave Museum of History & Arts houses a diverse array of fascinating exhibits that chronicle Mohave County’s history from the prehistoric to the modern era. There is a room dedicated to Andy Devine, the towns favored son and namesake for the Route 66 corridor in Kingman. There are also ranching and mining displays, an expansive exhibit on area Native American history and culture, and displays about the WWII Kingman Army Airfield.
The Powerhouse Visitor Center, the oldest reinforced concrete structure in Arizona includes a display of work by critically artist Bob Boze Bell. There is also a Route 66 museum that showcases the evolution of transportation in Mohave County from the survey expedition of LT. Beale and his camel caravan in the 19th century to the railroad and Route 66.
The visitor center also has on display a collection of historic electric vehicles dating to the early 20th century. This embryonic collection with rotating exhibits on loan from the Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation is the core of a proposed EV museum to be developed in Kingman.
So, if you have set up camp at Crazy Horse Campground, it is time for the fun to begin!