Route 66 Mother Road Museum, Barstow

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  • Unfortunately, opened as the WEIL, it is a wealth of historical treasures, objects, motorcycles, cars, signs, cards, books etc... Souvenirs to buy L.ėquipe (volunteers?) that keeps this place is composed of characters themselves high in color
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  • It's the classic, if you are in the vicinity. We came from Las Vegas and Barstow was on the line. Small beautiful Museum. You should stop at the gas stations, but also because these often beautiful cars at the backyard have. Just get out and go around to the tanks.
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  • Worth a photo with the famous route 66 sign, is a small town, but it is a good choice if you're en route from Las vegas
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  • This museum was very informative. It was FREE! The place is small and cozy but it's definitely worth the trip. They have the Harvey House and the Railroad Museum all next to eachother and they are free as well. There's a really cool gift shop inside. My son, husband and I enjoyed ourselves!
  • We visited the lovely Desert Museum in Barstow and were encouraged to bring our kids to the Route 66 Museum. Everyone was excited as we entered but we were greeted at the door by 2 very sour faced gentlemen who promptly told us that the museum is not meant for children and we needed to make sure they didn't touch anything. Then they proceeded to have a conversation about why anyone would bring kids to a museum like this. I never saw a sign saying no kids allowed but we did not stay long. The area outside the museum is lovely with a great railroad museum and a historic rail yard.
  • Super little museum overflowing with exhibits - well worth a visit, very friendly people!
  • 2 museums and rolling stock railroad items for you to explore. Route 66 and railroad museums in a historic Harvey House.
  • Very interesting and filled with cool things like a marquee from an old diner, two vintage collection cars, arcade games, an old motorcycle, a ton of photos, and many others. If you're lucky, the owners might be around to tell you stories form when they actually used some of them (like the car).
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