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San Bernardino & Rialto, CA

Leaving the Cajon Pass you enter San Bernardino where there were at least a couple of alignments of Route 66 over the years. Staying on Cajon Blvd. until it becomes Mt Vernon and following that to 5th St. is probably the most common today. Leaving San Bernardino you pass through Rialto to get to Fontana.
xOriginal McDonald's Site
1398 N. E St.
From Mt Vernon, turn east on 5th St. and then north on E St. about 1.2 miles. This is the site of the original McDonald's ... read more
xMilitary Museum
1394 N. E St.
The Inland Empire Military Museum is right next to the "Original McDonald's Site" Museum. Backtrack on E St. to 4th St. ... read more
xCalifornia Theater
562 W 4th St.
Will Rogers gave his last public performance at the 1928 California Theatre in 1935. Backtrack to 5th ... read more
xSanta Fe Smokestack
Mt. Vernon Ave. at 4th St.
This old Santa Fe smokestack stands just south of 5th St. on Mt Vernon Ave. Pick a parking spot on Mt Vernon to get a photo... read more
xWigwam Motel
2728 Foothill Blvd.
This was the last Wigwam Village to be built. It was built in 1949, opened in 1950 and renovated in 2004 ... 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.