There is quite a bit of history to this, but just walking in you understand where the Pixar movie Cars gets the inspiration. The Cone Motel, curios shop, neon, Lightning McQueen retro paint job, and Route 66 photos and artwork are all here. The Harvey History is great to learn and they are remodelling to open up a cafe. One... 更多
The inn is interesting but not very exciting. You get great views of the painted forest but there is not much to see in the inn itself. The old ranger we got talking to was very helpful and interesting. I wouldn't make a special trip to go there but would drop in if passing
The Inn is okay to have a quick look inside but it is situated at one of the best viewpoints of the Painted Desert. There are also restrooms (toilets) here but beware they involve several sets of steps!
Anyone travelling into the Painted Desert (and even those just passing through on I-40) should take a detour to the Painted Desert Inn. It has an important history. Read the National Parks flyer -- it will indicate that history. The Inn began as a stop for travellers on Route 66 in 1920. It was sold to the gov't in 1936,... 更多
Located at the northern end of the park with views over the Painted desert this has a deal of history. Apparently on Route 66 this old inn has retained its original character and is well mainteined and should be visited.
The place is very well preserved as to get the feel of yesteryear. We enjoyed our time here, and the views of the painted desert from the back patio were beautiful. The little inn museum is right off I-40 in the Painted Desert part of the Petrified Forest National Park.