The California Route 66 Museum is located in Old Town Victorville, in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, on Historic US Route 66.
Exhibits change often to trace the history of U.S. Route 66, beginning with early pioneer trails and railroads. The effect of the highway on the local economy and community is explored through historic images and artifacts.
The 5,000-square-foot (460-square-meter) former Red Rooster Cafe now houses three exhibit rooms and a gift shop.
The California Route 66 Museum is an interactive museum with over 4500 square feet of floor space and photo opportunities for visitors to share memories in environments such as a 1950s diner and our VW Love Bus complete with hippy wigs and sunglasses for the perfect picture. You are welcome to climb aboard the 1917 Model T Ford, and any of our docents will be happy to take a photo of you and your party. We have the first “End of the Trails” booth in Santa Monica, which is proving to be very popular with tourists. We even designed a “Outhouse” just for that shot, for those with a good sense of humor.
The Museum has a small parking lot that holds about 6 vehicles. The museum is tiny, but there is a lot to see. The best part about the museum is that you can take some really cool photos and keep the memories.
If you have the opportunity to meet the tall, dark Air Force veteran, listen to his hilarious stories and amazing knowledge.
There are a lot of interesting things to do, and there are a lot of cool antique shops nearby to visit!
The whole tour of the facility is free of charge. Local volunteers will show you around and tell you about the past one piece at a time. A significant number of the objects were obtained by donations. An old refurbished jukebox, an old diner booth room, a vintage truck, and the front of a scooby doo van were among the highlights of the venue, which is divided into three areas and a gift shop. Be sure to snap a photo in the old-school bathroom!
Please consider making a donation, as the whole operation is based on donations, and the staff who takes everyone around is a volunteer. Make a point of visiting the gift shop, which is very fascinating and unique. They even have a nice board where people have left their country’s currency, so if your coin or note isn’t there, make sure to leave it there.
This amazing landmark is just one of the many must-see sights you don’t want to miss in Apple Valley, California:
- Mojave Narrows Regional Park
- Victor Valley Museum & Gallery
- Hesperia Zoo
- Victorville Mojave Riverwalk
- Corwin Park
- Brewster Park
- Apple Valley Legacy Museum
- Civic Center Park
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location located at 15505 West Sand Street in Victorville! Stop by for a visit anytime!