Points of Interest (Places)
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.
A map of the points of interest along Route 66. Click on a 66 shield to learn about that segment.
Below is an alphabetical list of the points of interest along Route 66 in California.
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 […]
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 […]
A stone’s throw away from that popular historic road known as Route 66 and a little north of downtown Barstow lies one of the more historic gems that the Mojave Desert region has to offer – the Harvey House. Originally named Casa Del Desierto (meaning “House of the Desert”) when it first opened in 1911, […]
Not far off Route 66 in San Bernardino is a piece of American business history – the original restaurant of fast-food giant McDonald’s. A local fast-food franchise company now owns this site and has turned it into a museum.
Situated along one of Southern California’s most well-known highways (Route 66) is one of its least-known botanical gardens – Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont. Many people who travel on Route 66 don’t even notice the little sign that marks the entrance to this botanical garden that only specializes in plants from its home […]
The California Wigwam Motel was built in 1949 and is inside the city limits of San Bernardino (not in Rialto as the location is often mistaken). Iconic with the rest of the folklore of Route 66, this hotel that made up of wigwam cabins, attracted western travels back in Route 66’s heyday and still does today.