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Address: Mojave National Preserve, Kelso, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-252-6108

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What a great job they did restoring this train station. The museum inside the station is greta, lots of artifacts to check out. Loved the history of the town. A must stop/visit if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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356 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great job they did restoring this train station. The museum inside the station is greta, lots of artifacts to check out. Loved the history of the town. A must stop/visit if you find yourself in the area.

Thank CNDTravel
Las Vegas, Nevada
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114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kelso Depot is off the beaten path.... way off the beaten path. When you're sure you're in the middle of nowhere, look around because your close to the depot. It has a small, but interesting gift shop/visitors center as well as a small museum. The diner is closed because they can't find someone that wants to operate it. If you... More 

Thank jeff h
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting museum - with artefacts displayed well. Ensure you provide yourself with drinks and food for your trip as nothing is available at the depot

Thank Jennifer W
Grass Valley
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54 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old railroad depot has been restored to better than new condition with an excellent museum inside along with an ample parking lot for cars, buses and RVs. Nice landscaping with tables and BBQs make it great to visit for a few minutes to a few hours. The federal employee is very knowledgable on the depot's history as well as... More 

Thank HorridToad
Victorville, California
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94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Kelso Depot may seem out of the way for many but the extra miles into the Mojave National Preserve will be prove to be a route with wonderful look at the desert. Untouched by the flood of people which many National Parks have experience, the Mojave National Preserve is filled with beautiful Joshua Trees and scenic mountains. I took the... More 

Thank mou2
Mission Viejo, California
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Kelso Depot is a restored train station dating back to 1924. It is a large mission revival style building housing many displays, maps, memorabilia, and mock-ups of life at the time it was built. They have a movie that plays every 20 minutes or so that tells about the Mohave National Preserve and it's various points of interest. There are... More 

Thank manglin
Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to cross the Mojave desert and see Kelso Depot. It was very interesting to see the role this area had played during WWII. It was also interesting to see what was remaining of the tracks of those times. It still was busy with trains.

Thank Willem S
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Very interesting it's a bit of the beaten track but we'll worth a visit. Whilst you are there visit the Kelso Dunes 700 ft high sand dunes. It is an untarmacked road but ok to drive down.

Thank Woodsie0946
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is an out of the way National Monument but well worth the trip and the history of its significance to the area. The lunch room is now closed but has a small gift shop that offers cold drinks and some souvieners. The rangers here are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable not only about the Depot but also the surrounding... More 

Thank Harleyfatboy01
Redondo Beach
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great little video shown in the depot about the Mojave Preserve, great little "museum", gift shop , photos, and a good bathroom break stop. Park staff there to answer questions.

Thank sherry19112016

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