Painted Desert Inn

Morning lights hits Painted Desert Inn
Morning light on Painted Desert Inn

NPS/VIP Andrew Kearns


In its almost 100 years overlooking the Painted Desert, the inn has undergone many changes. The original building from the early 1920s was made of petrified wood. Today's adobe facade dates to the 1930s renovation of the Painted Desert Inn.

The national historic landmark functions only as a museum now, with no overnight accommodation and food service. Displays inside highlight the building's history, Route 66, and the Civilian Conservation Corps. There are also restored murals by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie.


Last updated: February 24, 2015

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