Route 66 ‘Mother Road’ Museum
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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.