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Civic Musical Road

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Address: 3187 West Avenue G, Lancaster, CA 93536
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Fun to drive over the "musical" road and listen to a snippet of the William Tell Overture. We traveled it twice and varied our speed to hear it differently. You'd have to go well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole A
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St. George, Utah
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St. George, Utah
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85 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to drive over the "musical" road and listen to a snippet of the William Tell Overture. We traveled it twice and varied our speed to hear it differently. You'd have to go well over the speed limit to hear it the way it normally sounds.

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Littlerock, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to take visitors. Drive at different speeds to get different sounds. Kids love it. See who can guess the song.

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Thank Russell A
Lancaster, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set the cruise control for 55 and enjoy the groove from the specially grooved road. An easy side trip from the 14 Freeway!

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Thank Evan T
Union City, California
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't know about the Musical Road until we read about it in the hotel's area guide. We decided to run over and check it out. It was a fun, quirky thing to do.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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194 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short stretch in which the roadbed has been scored so the traveler hears a part of the William Tell Overture. If you drive over it at 55 mph (the speed limit) with your windows up, you get the best sound. Very fun.

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Thank CLC48
Mission Viejo, California
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62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive at 55 mph. Try it several times. We didn't roll the windows down so make sure you try it both ways. It's unique and fun!!!

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Thank socforward
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238 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My aunt, who lives in Lancaster, didn't even know about it. She's 90, and she had us drive it three times. She was tickled, and it was fun. There's no traffic to speak of, so you can do it as many times as your little heart desires. It's not a whole song, but enough to make you think about why... More 

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Lancaster, California
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have gone through this road so many times. It's very interesting. You have to experience driving the rough road that is making music. In order to have a lovely experience, one must drive through it about 50-55 mph, roll down your window about 1/2" and sing along. You will keep coming back for more. Enjoy!

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Thank EdnetDime
Banning, Ca
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684 reviews
370 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located near the airport in Lancaster. There are signs advertising this as the musical road. Left lane heading toward airport. Great fun have to do this several times to get the impact . Have video with sound

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Englewood, Colorado
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158 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to check this out when we were in Lancaster shopping. Very light traffic, first time we drove about 55, next time we drove 50 (windows up) and the sound was much better. It is more you can say you did it more than anything. If in the area check it out, not sure it would be a destination to... More 

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