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Standin' on the Corner Park

N Kinsley Ave & W 2nd St, Winslow, Arizona 86047 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Sat 12a-11:59p
  • Independent

“Like the Eagles Song”

Standin' on the Corner Park is a publicly operated park, commemorating the Eagles-Jackson Browne song "Take It Easy". The park contains a two-story trompe-l'œil mural by John Pugh, and a life-size bronze statue by Ron Adamson of a man standing on a corner with a guitar. The park is surrounded by a wall of bricks, each with a donor's name on it, and a story by each of the donors describing their fondness for Winslow. Until the 1960s, Winslow was a thriving town in northern Arizona just off Route 66. Construction of the $7.7 million bypass around Winslow began soon after 1977. When I-40 bypassed the community many local businesses disappeared, tourism being among the hardest hit. While some local jobs remained (as Winslow is the base of operation for a thousand railroad workers), the local downtown was badly hurt by the influx of national chains (such as Walmart and McDonalds) along the new Interstate Highway to the north of the town. Twenty years passed and Winslow was stuck in a commercial rut. In 1997, the La Posada Hotel (a former Harvey House on the Santa Fe Railroad, long at risk for demolition) was restored and reopened. Listing of La Posada Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places would serve as a first step toward re-awakening the town.

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Reviewed by
lmtcisme

  • 8 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
June 02, 2014

Quick drive off the interstate. We parked right across the street with no problem on a Sunday afternoon. Worth a trip!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
wkroner

  • 35 Reviews
  • 25 Helpful
May 13, 2014

Pull over, get the picture. 5 minutes top. Not worth the drive through Winslow unless you're a very big Eagles fan or stopping at La Posada hotel for lunch and the museum.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
DesertDiana

  • 14 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 09, 2016
Rated 4.0

Good break from the road. Super easy to find coming from the west, headed east. Take the time and get a photo - and offer to take someone else's.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Thruroseglasses

  • 14 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
February 22, 2016

A must stop. Snap a quick photo, sing a few bars and move on. Love the red truck and how it's the same truck in the mural.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
RoxieJeeps

  • 19 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0

Stop by, buy some stuff at the local tourist trap, stay in town for some food. You need to do this before this place disappears - which it is on the verge of doing!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sylvynn

  • 7 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 23, 2014
Rated 4.0

Fun stop to make! Folks in the shop across the street were very kind, Eagles music playing all day. Def make this quick stop and support the folks in Winslow. (Ps- Dar's Diner across the steer gives you the full Rt 66 experience. The waitress was even wearing a poodle skirt and saddle shoes, the good was good too!)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 486 Reviews
  • 417 Helpful
April 06, 2014

You can't drive through and not get a picture here!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jryauck

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 22, 2013

A really great idea from a song to immortalize this corner into a piece of Americana. The mural creates a very nostalgic reflection of the "flatbed Ford" which is actually parked on the side street. Worth a quick stop and picture taken with "Easy" the sculpture.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
andrea.rosenfeld1

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
April 04, 2018
Rated 5.0

This was a wonderful stop! The scenic corner and nearby historic district were wonderfully nostalgic. Fun photo ops with bronze and wooden statues, at "corner". Be sure to visit the stores nearby and consider making a donation to help the town restore the "corner". The town needs economic support, so stop in and rest a spell! I'd love to stay at former Fred Harvey Hotel La Posada sometime!

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Reviewed by
wesleyndawnvigario

  • 18 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 01, 2018
Rated 3.0

I thought this was a fun stop, but was dismayed by the condition of the town, houses, surrounding this area.

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Standin' on the Corner Park

N Kinsley Ave & W 2nd St
Winslow, Arizona
86047 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Independent
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Yes Parking

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