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“Great Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Route 66 Mother Road Museum

Route 66 Mother Road Museum
681 North First Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311
760 255 1890
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Barstow
Type: Museums
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

This museum is well worth the time. It has a lot of cool things to look at. A lot of memorabilia from the glory days of route 66.

Visited March 2013
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“A great place to break your journey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stopped by en route from Vegas to Anaheim. Having driven parts of Route 66 on previous visits to California, and with kids who love the movie Cars, we thought it would be a nice place to break the journey and take in some of the history. As other reviewers have said, the free entry is a bonus and our kids (hopefully) helped out by buying some mementos. Writing is having just subjected myself to the frenetic freeways of outer Los Angeles, it was nice to have been reminded about a time when travelling was as much about the journey, rather than simply reaching the destination in the shortest possible time. The only thing I would add is that it is not too well signposted when heading into town from the east (from Vegas); make a right on First Street and over the railroad bridge. Oh, and it probably doesn't pay to ask for the quickest way back to I-15 as you leave (sorry!).

Visited March 2013
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“A decent smattering of Route 66”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

It's kind of a lot of random stuff, no central narrative really, but it is focused on Route 66 and interesting to see. At free admission the price is certainly right (and you can leave a donation or buy something in the shop), and it doesn't take that long to see. It probably also makes a good local history museum for the local kids. Thirty minutes or so gives a good overview of the local evolution of the "Mother Road". The gift shop is well stocked and appropriate to the museum's purpose. Enjoyable.

Visited March 2013
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Vidal Junction, California, United States
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“Very rustic and friendly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We have been here twice and always fun, to look at all the old stuff. The folks who mange this are very friendly and will help explain all the displays. If your in Barstow with time on your hands this is worth the look.

Visited January 2013
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“Must see on Rt66”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is a must see if traveling Rt 66. Debra has spent way too much time setting this place up and running it almost by her self.

Visited December 2012
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