Kingman represents classic small town America, with very nice people and community-oriented activities that bring us together as neighbors and friends.
Our unique culture and traditions are rooted in cattle ranching, railroading, and mining— along with the allure of the open road on famous Route 66, which runs through town.
Importantly, Kingman is a place where you can get involved and make a difference. Our strongest asset is the community spirit of our residents. Many local individuals, clubs, churches, and other community groups have deep commitment to making our town a place to learn, grow, and thrive. Their energy and dedication are powerful factors for enhancing health and quality-of-life in our community.
Cultural events and activities
Our close-knit community sponsors many events and activities throughout the year, such as:
- Art shows
- Outdoor concerts
- Block parties
- Seasonal festivals
- Theater performances
- Classic car shows
- Arts & crafts fairs
- Gem and mineral shows
- Farmers market
- Live entertainment
- Trade shows
- Wine tastings and winery tours
- Native American arts
- Historic landmarks
- Community choir
- Community orchestra
- Sports competitions, tournaments & races
With an elevation of 3300-3500 ft. above sea level, Kingman has much milder summers and cooler winters than many other parts of Arizona.
- Annual average high temperature - 74.3°F
- Annual average low temperature - 48.5°F
- Average annual rainfall - 10.04 inches
- Average high temperature in the hottest month (July) - 96°F
- Average low temperature in the hottest month (July) - 69°F
- Average high temperature in coldest month (January) - 54°F
- Average low temperature in coldest month (January) - 31°F
Kingman offers many educational opportunities from K-12 to higher education.
- Elementary schools – 8 public and 1 private
- Middle School – 5 public and 1 private
- High School – 3 public
- Community College – Mohave Community College
- Vocational Education – Mohave Community College
- University Extension Courses – Northern Arizona University
- Medical residency and internships – Kingman Regional Medical Center
Delight in our scenic beauty & recreational opportunities
Kingman is located where the Mohave Desert transitions to the Sonoran Desert to our south. With the magnificent pine-covered Hualapai Mountains to our east and multi-hued stone formations to our west, our stunning vistas change almost hourly with the light.
Our skies are clear, clean, and vast. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets illuminate our beautiful high-desert landscape with dazzling color. At night, starlight is unimpeded by light pollution, revealing the breathtaking enormity of the cosmos.
Our climate allows for year-round outdoor activity. Trails for hiking and biking are accessible within Kingman’s city limits. Additionally, a wide range of recreational opportunities are easily available within our immediate area and the larger region.
Situated in the Hualapai Valley between the Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges, historic Kingman has it all— scenic views, an abundance of outdoor activities, a family- friendly atmosphere, and low cost-of-living.
Kingman was founded in 1882, when Arizona was still a territory. It is the county seat of Mohave County, which in terms of land area, is the fifth largest county in the United States, covering 13,470 square miles (about the size of New Jersey). Mohave County shares borders with three states— California, Nevada, and Utah.
Large-city amenities, such as professional sporting events, shopping, and entertainment are accessible within a short drive to Las Vegas (100 miles) or Phoenix (165 miles).
The Laughlin/Bullhead City airport is 30 minutes away, which provides commercial flights to and from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Additionally, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is less than two hours away.
Parks and recreation
Our area boasts many beautiful parks that offer a wide variety of family activities, including:
- Frisbee golf
- BMX track
- Pickle Ball
- Dog Park
- ATV Trails
There are many places to hike in Kingman and the surrounding area. Popular local hiking spots include:
- Hualapai Mountains
- Camp Beale Loop
- Monolith Garden Trail
Kingman offers superb championship golf courses for individual and tournament play at:
- Cerbat Cliffs public golf course
- Valle Vista Country Club & Golf Course
Kingman residents and tourists have easy access to boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming and just relaxing on the many waterways in our area, including:
- Lake Mohave . . . . . . . . . 30 minutes
- Colorado River. . . . . . . . 45 minutes
- Lake Mead. . . . . . . . . . 1 hour
- Lake Havasu. . . . . . . . . 1 hour
Within hours, you can drive from Kingman to many world-renowned travel destinations.