Twin Arrows, Arizona: Twin Arrows Trading Post - RuinsTwo giant arrows seem lodged in the ground, falling just short of what remains of Route 66. Restored in 2009.
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I drove by Twin Arrows Trading Post. I was very excited to see that it is being slowly restored. It is currently being cared for by the Hopi Tribe with help from the Route 66 Association. Their goal is to turn it back into a tourist attraction and Indian market place. You can help by checking out their website at TWINARROWSAZ.COM[Mick, 02/27/2010]
The website notes: "We look to create an outdoor market place with a staging area for Native Dance and activities it will empower an 'Indian Marketplace at Twin Arrows' that will make a conduit to have tourist[s] visit Hopi Land."
When I went by I expected to see what was left of the twin arrows. I was very pleasantly surprised to see them looking brand new! It is hard to find any parking nearby, so if you want to stop you'll have to take a bit of a risk.[LR, 10/07/2009]
A nice restoration just completed, should keep these arrows sharp looking for at least a few years....
I drove through in May 2009. I knew I was getting close when I saw the sign for Two Guns. Once I saw the arrows, I pulled my semi to the shoulder...ran across both lanes of I-40, climbed over the concrete barrier, scaled over a chain link fence. The Twin Arrows Trading Post and adjacent diner, are in a picture book about the old route. The book is at least 10 years old, so it's obvious the condition is "pristine" in the picture. The diner is what I really wanted to stop for. The windows are all boarded up, but there was one door wide open. I walked in. Amazingly enough...the old place is still pretty well intact. Of course abandoned. The ceilings are falling in, but you can see the old grill, the main counter, plus a couple of stools. There are a few of the old sit down booths. There was tons of trash and dirt on the floor.[J. Clark, 08/07/2009]
I first saw Twin Arrows and Two Guns in June of 1965, Dad hauled his wife and 6 kids in a 1958 Ford wagon with a sign hanging out the back that said "California or Bust" from Chicago to Long Beach Ca. for a permanent move.
I started driving Trucks around 1977 and would drive past these two landmarks many times on my runs; it never occurred to me that they would ever fall to disrepair.
I am going on a motorcycle tour of the Grand Canyon on 05-09-2009 -- I may have to take a side trip just to get my picture taken at these two places before it all crumbles to the ground.
It's a shame that all it takes is some money to restore these two Rt. 66 icons. If I were a rich man it would get done for future generations to see on this historic route.[Bob Mateski, 04/30/2009]
I first visited the Twin Arrows Trading Post in the Summer of 1973 on the way to Florida with my parents and six of my brothers and sisters in our Ford wagon. My father snapped pics of my younger brother and I in front of the arrows. I returned in 2000 with my daughter and snapped pics in the spot. Recently, I learned of their rapid demise. They were always one of my fondest memories of the old Route 66. Therefore, I included them as an element in my new tattoo which features my `47 Plymouth, the Wigwam Motel, the Twin Arrows and a Route 66 sign.[David Maxwell, 10/13/2007]
Twin Arrows Trading Post - Ruins
- Old Route 66, Twin Arrows, AZ
- Exit 219 off of eastbound I-40.