Route 66 ‘Mother Road’ Museum
Western America Railroad Museum
Rail buffs make a beeline to the Casa del Desierto to marvel at a century’s worth of railroad artifacts, including old timetables,...
Desert Discovery Center
The US Bureau of Land Management operates this kid-oriented, educational center in an adobe building near I-15. Activities include...
One of the few drive-ins left in California, this 1960s movie theater shows one or two flicks nightly.
Idle Spurs Steakhouse
In the saddle since 1950, this Western-themed spot, ringed around an atrium and a full bar, is a fave with locals and RVers. Surrender...
681 N 1st St · interesting places nearby
Route 66 ‘Mother Road’ Museum information
Inside the beautifully restored Casa del Desierto , a 1911 Harvey House (architecturally significant railway inns named for their originator Fred Harvey), this museum documents life along the historic highway with some great old black-and-white photographs alongside eclectic relics, including a 1915 Ford Model T, a 1913 telephone switchboard and products made from locally mined minerals.
The excellent gift shop stocks Route 66 driving guides, maps and books.