Kingman, AZ, "The Heart of Historic Route 66", lies in the middle of the longest uninterrupted stretch of Route 66. Kingman began as a railroad town, and later developed into an Army airfield training site and popular Route 66 stop. Trains, planes, and automobiles are what built Kingman, and that can still be seen today in its historic district and museums. The Route 66 nostalgia is alive and well in Kingman, and can be experienced through our classic roadside eateries and events such as the annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run and Laughlin River Run.
Kingman is located in northwestern Arizona and serves as the seat of Mohave County. As such, we are the home of the Mohave County Fair Grounds. Our city is bordered on the east by the Hualapai Mountains and on the west by the Cerbat Mountains, creating scenic vistas from all points of town. Kingman's proximity to these mountains not only provides breathtaking scenery, but also easy access to recreational areas like Hualapai Mountain Park and the Lake Mead recreational area which includes Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Kingman is also located close to both Las Vegas, NV and the Grand Canyon, and is home to the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course.
Climate and Weather
Kingman's elevation of 3400 ft. causes a temperate climate year-round. Summer daytime highs reach above 90° F (32° C) frequently, but rarely exceed 107° F (42° C). Summertime lows usually remain between 60 to 70° F (16 to 21° C). Winter highs are generally mild, ranging from around 50 to 65° F (10 to 18° C), but winter nighttime lows occasionally fall to freezing. Kingman now and again receives a dusting of snow in the winter, though when it happens it rarely remains on the ground for longer than the mid-to-late morning. The weather is most often sunny with clear skies. During the monsoon season (approximately June 15 to September 30), Kingman does get some rain storms.
With a population of over 55,000, the greater Kingman area is a thriving and growing community, yet it retains a small-town feel. Our residents are serviced by the Kingman Regional Medical Center, a non-profit community owned hospital which is part of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network. We also enjoy an outstanding school district, and are home to the Mohave County Community College campus.