Museums

This section lists all of the places or points of interest along Route 66 in California. We’ve compiled this places that might interest you as they also include historical and nostalgic significance – some related to Route 66 and some that are simply along or near Route 66.

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A map of the points of interest along Route 66.  Click on a 66 shield to learn about that segment.

DETAILED LIST

Below is an alphabetical list of the points of interest along Route 66 in California.

California Route 66 Museum, Victorville

The museum is located across the street from the Victorville transit center, which used to be the old railroad depot.  It is here where the center of town…

Goffs

Goffs was named by the Santa Fe railroad to be in alphabetical with towns beginning at Amboy, with the letter A, and ending in Needles with the letter N.  As…

Harvey House Barstow

Harvey Houses were built out of the necessity to feed railroad passengers on their long journeys across the USA.  In the late 1800’s, trains didn’t have the…

Mother Road Museum, Barstow

The Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum was dedicated on July 4, 2000.  The Museum displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to Route 66…

Original McDonald's Site & Museum

Not actually part of Route 66 history, this is the site of the first McDonald's.  Opened in 1948 by brothers Richard (Dick) and Maurice (Mac) McDonald, this…

Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden

About the Garden Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden is a private, nonprofit research and education institution devoted to California flora.  It was established…