Kingman, Arizona: Andy Devine Room

Kingman's favorite native son -- a Hollywood cowboy sidekick with a squeaky voice -- rode into the sunset in 1977.

Mohave Museum of History and Arts

Address:
400 W. Beale St., Kingman, AZ
Directions:
Mohave Museum of History and Arts. I-40 exit 48, then a quarter-mile east on Beale St.
Phone:
928-753-3195
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Andy Devine Room

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

The Good Guys Wore White Hats. Andy Devine Room

Mohave Museum's Andy Devine Room. The saddle on display was a gift to Andy Devine in 1950 by the Kellogg Co. He rode it in the Rose Parades 1950-1957. The Andy Devine Exhibit was dedicated October 2, 1988.

It cost $5 to go see both the Route 66 Museum at the Powerhouse and Mohave Museum, which opened later in the day.

[David Kamada, 04/25/2010]
Cowboy actor Andy Devine "Shrine"

While visiting Kingman, AZ, one hot July day my husband and I spent time in the town museum and were surprised to see an entire room devoted to Andy Devine memorabilia. He was Guy Madison's sidekick "Jingles" on a late-1950's-vintage cowboy show called "Wild Bill Hickock" and had his own Saturday morning kids' show called "Andy's Gang." He also had roles in numerous Westerns.

Apparently he is Kingman's favorite native son and they really had a nice tribute to his memory. Included was an account of the boyhood accident that damaged his neck and vocal cords and gave him his trademark squeaky, raspy voice. ("Wait for me, Wild Bill!")

All of this is completely unknown to anyone under 50 years of age (or thereabouts), but we babyboomers thought it was a nice exhibit.

[Gretchen Maresco, 09/16/2000]

Andy rode into the sunset in 1977.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the US and Canada are our special obsession. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

July 30, 2014

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Arizona Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, Louisiana (Jul 28-Aug 3, 2014)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now