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Route 66 'Mother Road' Museum

681 N 1st Ave, Barstow, California 92311 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Fri 10a
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“early pioneer trails, railroads & history”

The Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum was dedicated on July 4, 2000 in the historic Casa del Desierto, Harvey House, in Barstow, California. The Museum displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to Route 66 and the Mojave Desert Communities. Displays include development of the United States Route 66 from early pioneer trails, railroads, automotive history, businesses and sites.

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Reviewed by
LisaFerguson

  • 1 Review
  • 8 Helpful
August 12, 2015

Kinda of a bummer, we drove out to see it and found out it's only open Friday- Sunday, 11am- 4pm.

8 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kgbeecher

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
November 15, 2015
Rated 4.0

If you are stopping in Barstow, stop here. It is small but has some neat items and vehicles. The couple running it were so friendly it made the visit!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Alicia

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 04, 2019
Rated 5.0

Very cool place. People in the front very nice and will answer all your questions

My husband left his phone by accident in the bathroom and they came around looking for us. Very honest people

Great stop on your way to lost wages!

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Reviewed by
The Jacques Family

  • 26 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 08, 2019
Rated 4.0

We visited here in Summer of 2017. It is a cute little museum. There are MANY Route 66 museums. This was our first. It was just ok compared to some of the other ones we toured.

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Reviewed by
kalder

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 23, 2018

Steve and Karen welcomed us to their museum and regaled us with tips on other places to visit along Route 66. I could have spent the whole day there viewing all the memorabilia and reading the newspaper articles, etc. Steve told us to check out Goldstone upstairs and the Bagdad Cafe in Newberry Springs - both great recommendations! They are open very limited hours but well worth the stop when they're there.

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Reviewed by
Mrod1010

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 25, 2018
Rated 3.0

Small museum. Husband liked it

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Reviewed by
jessers3192

  • 11 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
January 17, 2016
Rated 5.0

A great place to break up the road trip and pause. Tons if history and a cute place to buy souvenirs

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Route 66 'Mother Road' Museum

681 N 1st Ave
Barstow, California
92311 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
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