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“So Much a Major Part of the Route 66 Mother Road Trip”

The Jack Rabbit Trading Post
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We have stopped here on a few times as were were trying to complete our Route 66 Experience. Cindy and Tony are friendly hard working people that are what Route 66 is all about. Sharing experiences and carrying on the family trading post adventures. A must stop for us. Exit 269 and worth your time, we found some really nice purchases and took really fun pictures.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JohnandDeb2
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

While traveling Route 66, we stopped at the famous Jack Rabbit Trading Post. If you love Route 66 souvenirs, t-shirts, etc, this is your place. We had a blast talking to the person who was working that day, and loved their selections. I'll stop again next trip.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank BevM_Kansas
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I first stopped here in the mid 1990's and have been stopping by ever since. It is a classic Route 66 and now I-40 stopping place. They offer some site specific souvenirs, Route 66 souvenirs and a variety of beverages and snacks for the road. This is a family owned and operated place and the owners are friendly and nice. A wood stove keeps the place warm during the winter and cold refreshments are to be had when it's hot out. The giant jackrabbit out front always makes for a fun photo for both adults and kids. Take a few minutes out of your drive to stretch, get a snack and a photo or two and you'll be happy you did.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JasonNYMA
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We cam e off the interstate to find the iconic Jack Rabbit trading post. Was good getting pic with Jack Rabbit himself. Staff friendly in store and bought few souvenirs. Shows part of the old route 66 so if your interested in the old mother road and the only trading post that left stop off here and have a look.

They also have a room in the back with old coke bottles and other memorabilia which was fantastic to see. Looks like the room hasn't been touched for 30 years.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Suzibeaton
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

If you really want to experience pre-Interstate 40 travel at least for a few miles, look no further than the stretch of vintage 66 that runs between the town of Joseph City to the east and ends at I-40 and the Jackrabbit Trading Post to the West.
The Jackrabbit Trading Post was never a “real” Trading Post (like, say Hubbell’s). What it is really is a survivor throwback to the roadside businesses that grew up in the southwest along 66 (and other roads) that serviced travelers with snacks, gas, kitsch, postcards, t-shirts and moccasins.
The Jackrabbit is literally almost a sole-survivor of well more than a dozen roadside trading posts that stretched out along 66 from Lipton to Flagstaff.
So what is at the Jackrabbit?
First, you’ll get to meet Tony and Cindy, who are the 3rd generation running the store. They are friendly, and filled with local knowledge and great stories.
Second, you’ll see a store that has lots of cool souvenirs. Primarily, their own line of Jackrabbit-themed wearables, patches, mugs and more. They have a surprisingly good array of 66-themed publications, plus snacks, and more (go ahead, ask about the tins of Jackrabbit milk or the baby rattlers).
It is the vintage stuff though that is so much fun. The copper jewelry, water-transfer decals, collectibles and more. There is a history room- a sort of local and family museum room, as well as a display case that shows off some of the Trading post’s brushes with celebrity and fame (yes, there is a tie in to the movie “Cars”).
The building and billboard are very worthy of photography (as is the area generally). Then there is the Jackrabbit. Yes, just west of the Trading Post is a 7’ fiberglass Jackrabbit complete with saddle.
So, get off the super slab, drive that 4 or 5 miles down vintage 66 (south of I-40), and spend a little time with nice people. Shoot some pics, but a t-shirt, have a snack. Kill some time and experience auto travel circa 1960 style.

Date of experience: January 2018
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