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Barstow, California (Route 66)

Barstow, California, is a city located in the Mojave Desert region of San Bernardino County. It holds historical significance as a stopping point along the iconic Route 66, often referred to as the “Main Street of America” or the “Will Rogers Highway.”

Route 66 Attractions in Barstow, California

  1. The Casa del Desierto Harvey House and hotel was built in 1911 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
  2. Route 66 Mother Road Museum: Located in the Casa Del Desierto Harvey House. This museum in Barstow celebrates the history and culture of Route 66. It features a collection of memorabilia, vintage cars, and exhibits that highlight the significance of the highway in American travel and popular culture.
  3. NASA Goldstone Visitor Center is Located in the Harvey House.
  4. Western America Railroad Museum: Barstow is a railway hub, and this museum showcases a diverse collection of historic locomotives, railroad artifacts, and exhibits related to the region’s railway history. Located in the Harvey House.
  5. Desert Discovery Center
  6. Calico Ghost Town: While not directly on Route 66, Calico Ghost Town is a short drive from Barstow and offers a glimpse into the Old West. The town features preserved buildings, historical displays, mine tours, and gunfight reenactments, giving visitors a taste of the area’s mining history.
  7. Rainbow Basin Natural Area: A short drive from Barstow, this stunning natural area is known for its colorful rock formations, desert landscapes, and opportunities for hiking and photography.




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