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“Keeps Growing and Growing!”
Review of Barstow Station

Barstow Station
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Barstow
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Whether you are looking for a place to take a rest, have some fun, use the restroom, engage in a history lesson, or collect souvenirs, we have it all here at Barstow Station. During your visit, you can grab great food, see interesting people, and stock up on supplies before hitting the road again. Barstow Station is home to more than 16 different vendors, including well-known names like McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts. Best of all, we have Wi-Fi, clean and inviting drivers' lounges, a liquor store, and clean restrooms. Looking for lotto tickets? Our family-owned fun spot is the fourth largest seller in the state of California. We have even made some millionaires!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Ridgecrest, California
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Keeps Growing and Growing!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Forgot to rate this last year I guess. Anyway, I am not recomending you eat there, I am just saying you should stop in and check it out. Lots of interesting shops and fast food if you are hungry.

1 Thank thezone999
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Syracuse, Utah
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great stop on a really boring road”
Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This place is a welcome respite from the road between Las Vegas and Southern CA. You eat in refurbished train cars, which is cool, they have nice bathrooms and wifi as well as things travelers need like car chargers and snacks for the road. I know we are really glad we stopped here.

Visited April 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A tourist trap”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This had the vibe of an indoor flea market. The vendors weren't selling souvenirs as much as they were just pushing product, I do not consider a Bowie knife to be souvenir. It did not fell like a place for tourist to stop at unless they were looking for a quick bite and some bathrooms. If I were a tourist and this is where my tour company brought me, I would be highly disappointed.

Visited January 2013
Thank Kim L
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Lidkoping, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2013

A cool place to see some old trains. Got a lot of great photographs over here. A quick stop on the way to Vegas.

Visited September 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Crowded and not friendly”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stopped here with our tour bus on the way to vegas - got a hotdog which was yum; but the people selling souvenirs were really unfriendly. Okay place to stop for a toilet break as they were fairly clean - but if you can hang on maybe go somewhere else. Felt a bit dingy and dirty inside despite the cool exterior train.

Visited March 2012
Thank reddevildog
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