In May, online Travel company Trivago named Kingman No. 5 on its list of the top 10 emerging travel destination in the United States. We poked around to see what's new and newsworthy in "The Heart of Historic Route 66."
Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum
It's not the newest on the list - it opened in December 2014 - but it is definitely the coolest, at least for Route 66 road warriors. The Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation chose Kingman as the site of its museum, the first of its kind in the world, dedicated to electric vehicles. Peruse rides built from 1909-2013, including electric motorcycles and micro cars.
120 W. Andy Devine Ave., hevf.org
Floyd & Co. Wood-Fired Pizza
The newest addition to the Floyd & Co. Real Pit BBQ family is a pizza counter at the same location (formerly Rednecks Southern Pit BBQ). Order barbecue ribs, pulled pork, andouille sausage and pizza topped with locally sourced ingredients, or get the best of both worlds with the barbecue chicken pizza piled with pulled poultry, cheese and red onion and drizzled with smoky-sweet barbecue sauce.
418 E. Beale St., 928-753-3626, floydandcompany.com
Rickety Cricket Brewing
Terry and Stacy Thompson's brewpub is set to debut this summer with beers like the Sure Shot, a pale ale dry-hopped with Cascade and Citra hops, and the Gone 'Nanners, a wheat ale with banana, pineapple and orange notes. A spacious patio and coin-operated arcade games will add to the craft-beer fun. Homemade pizza and pub grub surely won't hurt either.
312 E. Beale St., 928-753-2337, facebook.com/ricketycricketbrewing
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