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Oro Grande, CA

There are several really cool landmarks along historic Route 66 / National Trails Hwy. in Oro Grande which is between Helendale and Victorville.
xBottle Tree Ranch
24266 National Trails Hwy.
Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch is almost beyond description. It's a visual delight that brings new life to the idea of creative recycling! ... read more
xPotapov's Station Ruins
240xx(?) National Trails Hwy.
This Joshua Tree marks the location of the long gone Potapov's Service Station and Auto Court... read more
xElva's Malt Shop
23990(?) National Trails Hwy.
This was built by K.T. Smith and was famous for their "frosties" and readily available orange juice ... read more
xIron Hog Restaurant
20848 National Trails Hwy.
The Iron Hog Restaurant and Saloon (biker bar) was originally was a Case Farm Equipment dealership ... read more

x1925 Santa Fe RR Underpass
Route 66
This 1925 ATSF railroad underpass eliminated a dangerous grade crossing ... read more
xMohawk Mini -Mart & Gas Station
19324 National Trails Hwy.
This old Mohawk Mini-Mart and Station still had most of it's sign, next door is the Oro Grande Garage ... read more

xFormer Club 66
19306 National Trails Hwy.
Over the years this round front building housed a variety of restaurants ... read more

xCross Eyed Cow
19242 National Trails Hwy.
Sometimes the sign is enough fun all by itself to get your attention, at least long enough to stop and snap a photo ... read more

x1930 Rockfield Bridge
17930 National Trails Hwy.
The 1930 Rockfield Bridge west of Oro Grande is also called the Oro Grande Bridge or Route 66 Bridge ... 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.