Amboy is a ghost town reminding tourists traveling Route 66 of what it once used to be. Yet the shade the canopy of the gas station offers is a welcome break from the relentless sun for the motorcyclists riding through the desert.
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With its majestic arches rising 150 feet above the deeply cut Arroyo Seco, the Colorado Street Bridge was proclaimed the highest concrete bridge in the world upon completion in 1913. The bridge impressed travelers from the day it opened. Until then, the crossing of the Arroyo Seco required horses and wagons to descend the steep […]
When it opened in 1925, the Aztec Hotel was not only the most ornate hotel in Monrovia, it was also the first attempt to apply the principles of Mayan art and architecture to modern American buildings. Located along an early alignment of Route 66, the hotel quickly became Monrovia’s premier hostelry and an architectural curiosity […]
Route 66 runs right through Main Street in Barstow. Modern and historic facilities are available right on Main Street, the original Route 66. In fact, Barstow is the only city that retained the main street name from the early nickname of Route 66 “The Main Street of America.”
The California Route 66 Museum is located in historic Old Town Victorville. Three display rooms and a gift shop are housed in the 5,000-square-foot former Red Rooster Cafe. The dedicated museum staff constantly keeps rotates displays, as well as maintains static displays, such as the remains of the once classic Route 66 landmark known as […]