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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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Spent way to much money there, they have lovely shirts that I just had to buy for my grand babies... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
A lovely friendly place that you must seek out if doing Route 66

So much packed into a relatively small space - so easy to explore - that you could easily spend... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Essex, England
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681 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
+1 760-255-1890
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Spent way to much money there, they have lovely shirts that I just had to buy for my grand babies, then I had to buy a couple for me. Started checking out the prices at a few other stores and was very pleased that I...More

2  Thank rdd1990
Reviewed 20 October 2016

So much packed into a relatively small space - so easy to explore - that you could easily spend ours here. Not just a museum but a shop with lots of stuff to entice you! It's a little off the beaten track but to help...More

Thank pd7
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I planned to stop for an afternoon in Barstow. There are a trio of museums at the Harvey House so it seemed like a great place to spend a couple of hours. From the reviews I read and the pictures I saw, the Route 66...More

1  Thank Jackbear
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a lovely hour or so with great displays and memorabilia, the video about route 66 is interesting and gives an insight into what the road was like before the highways took the traffic away from the small towns like Barstow. The elderly couple...More

1  Thank Mr Badguy
Reviewed 17 August 2016

While there are many items from days gone by to look at, it is small and kind of cramped. That said, without realizing it, we had spent a couple hours there. The kids were getting a bit restless but found some things to play with...More

Thank G b
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stopped at this Museum on the way from LA to LV. Be aware that it is only open Fri - Sun. Whilst there were a few notated exhibits, one needs to be aware that this is more of a shop than a museum. There...More

1  Thank AussieRhino
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

If you love the idea and the history of Route 66 then this is a must visit museum. From the visiting cars in the car park, the Wurlitzer duke box and the minimal admission price makes this a place that you have to see. Small...More

Thank Chipper46
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

All kinds of Route 66 items from cars to gas cans. Employees were friendly and helpful, and the gift shop was great for any Route 66 enthusiast.

1  Thank thetheaterdante
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We had high expectations for this museum, but we were kind of disappointed. It is very small and packed with all kinds of stuff. Most of them were not worth the attention. We liked the souvenir department best and bought some nice t-shirts there.

Thank Ariebeukenoot
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a nice little museum on Route 66 showcasing a bit of the roads history and event and places along the route. The gift shop is quite good with USA products and informative books, worth and hour.

Thank steerpike01
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Donna C
30 March 2015|
Response from Greatplacesnv | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of. It is worth visiting Kelso as this station is fully restored