“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.
Kinda of a bummer, we drove out to see it and found out it's only open Friday- Sunday, 11am- 4pm.
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!
Really a nice little place to stop & get out of the heat while seeing some history.
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!
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.
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.
Small museum. Husband liked it
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
- Sun, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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