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55 miles E of Flagstaff; 70 miles S of Second Mesa; 33 miles W of Holbrook

It's hard to imagine that a town could build its tourist fortunes on a mention in a pop song, but that is exactly what Winslow did for decades after the band the Eagles sang about "standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona," in their hit song "Take It Easy." On the corner of Second Street and Kinsley Avenue, the town even has an official Standin' on the Corner Park (complete with a mural of a girl in a flatbed Ford).

Popular songs aside, Winslow can claim a couple of more significant attractions. Right in town is the beautifully restored La Posada, one of the Southwest's historic railroad hotels. Twenty miles west of town is mile-wide Meteor Crater. And northeast of town is Homolovi Ruins State Park, which preserves numerous archaeological sites. If you happen to be a rock climber, you'll find great climbing routes in the Moenkopi section of Jacks Canyon south of town.