Exhibits + Programs


In addition to special, temporary exhibits and programs, the Old Trails Museum explores the diverse history of Winslow, Arizona, through permanent exhibits on:

  • The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
  • Fred Harvey, Winslow’s first Harvey House, Harvey Girls, and La Posada Hotel
  • US Route 66 and other historic roads and trails
  • Winslow’s Charles Lindbergh-designed airport
  • Area ranches and ranchers
  • Area trading posts and traders
  • Pioneer settlement, including the area’s first Mormon settlement
  • Ancient Native American life and pottery
  • Ice Age fossils, including Columbian Mammoth remains
  • Meteor Crater, the Painted Desert, and local animal and plant life
  • Local Native American, Latino, and Anglo families
  • Town life including schools, medical equipment, and textiles


OTM is Geocaching!

OTM is also a partner in the Historic AZ 66 Geocaching Project. Geocaching is a worldwide “treasure-hunting” game played by GPS users, and this project provides “cachers” with a unique look at the history of the communities, sites, and attractions along Arizona’s stretch of the Mother Road. Launched to celebrate Arizona’s State Centennial on February 14, 2012, the project is a partnership between the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona and several of Arizona’s Route 66 communities, and has an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project designation from the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission.