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Route 66 Mother Road Museum

681 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
+1 760-255-1890
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There is a whole lot of interesting collectibles there in a very small space. Especially the 64... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RobandSuzy
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Ridgecrest, California
Highlight of the start of the Western end of the Mother road

Fab spot. Never made it to the other end, but very happy with this museum on my start of the R66... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Catherine C
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Rouse Hill NSW Australia
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681 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a whole lot of interesting collectibles there in a very small space. Especially the 64 Mustang, and if I recall the color, it was called Cranberry Red. It had A/C mounted on floor, don't know if that was factory or an add-on, 6...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fab spot. Never made it to the other end, but very happy with this museum on my start of the R66 journey in Barstow

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a quick stop at this museum on our way to Grand Canyon. Was fascinating to learn about Route 66 history. Worth the stop at this free little spot along with railway museum

Thank Rahul N
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

A plethora of exhibits in a small area, but absolutely super to view and all cared for on a voluntary basis. Well worth a visit if only for a conversation with the "curator" and his wife.

Thank ilderv0
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

There is a lot, maybe too many, exhibits at very small place so it is quite chaotic and not easy to enjoy. I think it deserves more space and more care.

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

You can never get enough of the Route 66 history. This one has a lot of history around Barstow and old memorabilia from the Route 66 era. Lots of items for sale and the docent knows her stuff.

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little museum of Route 66 Lots of info and stuff to buy but chat with the guys who run it. Lots of knowledge and stories.

Thank winstoid
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited the lovely Desert Museum in Barstow and were encouraged to bring our kids to the Route 66 Museum. Everyone was excited as we entered but we were greeted at the door by 2 very sour faced gentlemen who promptly told us that the...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Really neat place to spend a few hours. The staff, which I think are mostly volunteers are all very friendly and informative.

Thank Derek D
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

They have some interesting displays and a few different ‘Route 66’ items we haven’t seen in other museums. This place has very limited hours, if you are around when they are open it’s definitely worth a visit. If time allows, I would also recommend visiting...More

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Not that I know of. It is worth visiting Kelso as this station is fully restored
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