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Barstow, CA

Main Street in Barstow is also National Old Trails as well as historic Route 66. There's a bit east of town that is closed because of a military base, so take I-40 around that stretch.
Murals On Main
Main St. (Route 66)
There are many murals depicting the early days of Barstow along Main St. ... read more
xEl Rancho Motel
112 E. Main St.
Do you like trains, here's a bit of the unusual. The 1940's El Rancho Motel was built using wood railroad ties from the Tonopah & Tidewater RR ... read more


Side Trip:
Turn north on 1st St. and follow it across the bridge over the tracks and around the curve to the entrance to the Barstow depot and museums.

xBarstow Depot
685 N. First Ave.
Home to the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, the Harvey House, the Amtrak Station and the American Railroad Museum ... read more


Back on 66:
Backtrack to Main Street to get back on 66.

xRoute 66 Motel
195 West Main Street
Several antique cars can be found in the parking lot and carports of the 1922 Route 66 Motel in Barstow ... read more
xTorches Motel
201 W. Main St.
The 1940s Hollon Motel had become the Torches Motel by 2009 ... read more
xPlaza Motel
207 W. Main St.
This is the former Downtown Motel. It was built in 1954 and has 20 rooms and a laundromat ... read more
xSage Motel
220 W. Main St.
The 21 unit motel is one of several old style motels along historic Route 66 in Barstow ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.