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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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Friendly Staff with Lots of Information

We stopped here on a whim. The volunteer staff were very welcoming and it is a free museum. Can't... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
FarmerAndHisWife
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Great museum!

The Route 66 Mother Road Museum is FREE and very interesting. The volunteers were very friendly... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Carol U
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Boissevain, Canada
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681 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stopped here on a whim. The volunteer staff were very welcoming and it is a free museum. Can't beat that! There is so much Route 66 information. We had a great visit! Thanks!

1  Thank FarmerAndHisWife
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Route 66 Mother Road Museum is FREE and very interesting. The volunteers were very friendly and welcoming and helpful in providing information for another attraction.

2  Thank Carol U
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Worth a walk through. Staff were friendly and there is certainly a lot of stuff to look at and through.

1  Thank Gypsywillow
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This museum seems to go on and on. Lots of information, great displays, focuses on 1950's and 60's. I would go here again.

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a well laid out museum which tell the story of Route 66 very well. Of particular interest are the extremely moving quotes taken from John Steinbeck's famous novel the Grapes of Wrath.

Thank patcf100
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Have tried several times to go to this museum but the timing of vacation travel did not work until today. It was worth the effort and we enjoyed our visit. The docent was informative and all staff friendly. Free of charge was the price and...More

2  Thank Peggy D
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Reviewed 31 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
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Reviewed 21 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
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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
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Reviewed 3 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
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Not that I know of. It is worth visiting Kelso as this station is fully restored
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