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.”
Scenes around Barstow:
Today’s Barstow, a transportation hub where Hwy 58, Interstates I-15 and I-40 merge and Route 66 travels through town on Main Street. Just off the I-15 freeway at the junction of I-15 and I-40 is the popular Barstow Station with its many gift shops and of course the famous McDonald’s built entirely from railroad passenger cars. The Route 66 Dining Car has a great collection of photos. Look for my favorite, a view of Barstow when it was one street down amongst the railroad tracks.
Further south on I-15 is an area that has developed into the Factory Outlet center of the high desert.
Once a small railroad town, today, a modern city that welcomes travelers from around the U.S. and from Overseas as well. Entrance to the Mojave National Preserve, home of the U.S. Army National Training Center, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Nasa’s Goldstone Deep Space Network, Santa Fe Railroad Yards and Barstow College.
Barstow makes a good base to work from on touring the Deserts, Canyons, Early Man Site, Historic Depots and of course just eight miles from town, Calico Ghost
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