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Historic Route 66 in California
It's about 300 miles from Needles to the Santa Monica Pier along Route
66, and in Los Angeles alone there are several alignments. We'll focus
on what may be the easiest path to avoid getting lost.
Depending on which way you're headed Needles is the first or last
town on Route 66 in California . There are several vintage landmarks
here to see ... read more
The old Goffs School houses a museum with limited hours. The wood
frame stuccoed schoolhouse was built in 1914 with ... read
Detour: Route 66 is closed from Goff's Rd. at I-40 to Cadiz Rd at
Chambless. Take I-40 from Goffs Rd to Kelbaker Rd. Take Kelbaker Rd
south from I-40 to Route 66 just west of Chambless.
Back on 66: From Kelbaker Rd go east to Chambless or west to
Once a vibrant little community along the Mother Road is
today pretty much a virtual ghost town, but there are still landmarks
to see ... read more
This is one of the most famous stops along the original Route 66.
There's more here than just Roy's, look around ... read
There are several old buildings here with interesting histories.
Grab a seat in the Ludlow Cafe for a meal or a snack and enjoy the
cool window ... read more
The Bagdad Cafe was featured in the 1987 movie by the same name.
There are a few other points of interest here ... read
The former Ma Millet's Cafe is s just one of several old buildings
worth seeing here ... read more
There is so much Mother Road history in Barstow it's hard to see
it all in one day. The Route 66 Museum is a cool stop ... read
There are several old landmarks along this section of the Mother
Road including Sagebrush Annie's, the former White Orange Cafe and
... read more
You really haven't been to Oro Grande if you haven't stopped at
the late Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch ... read
Victorville is home to some cool Route 66 landmarks including
Emma Jean's and a really full and friendly Route 66 museum ... read
Cajon Pass stretches from the summit and down past the Blue Cut
Rest Area to Devore includeing Cajon Junction
and ... read more
The Bono's big Orange Juice stand is still there along Route 66
in Fontana, but the juice is all gone! ... read
This charming old Richfield Gas Station is just one of the interesting
landmarks in Rancho Cucamonga. Bear Gulch is another ... read
The current alignment of the Mother Road is signed as Historic Route
66. A relatively short section of the original was realigned in
1932 ... read more
Monrovia is home to the former Flying A Gas Station and the Aztec
Hotel. Arcadia is home to the legendary Derby Restaurant ... read
Arcadia is home to at least a a couple of alignments of Route 66
beginning with the National Trails Highway on Foothill and later
Route 66 on Huntington. Toss in a stretch of Colorado St. and Santa
Anita Ave. just for fun.
The historic Colorado Blvd. bridge is just one of several landmarks
in Pasadena. There are three alignments of along Route 66 leaving
Pasadena ... read more
Angeles & W. Hollywood
Heading west from Pasadena you pass through these two historic towns.
There are several alignments through LA. We're starting with just
one ... read more
The Santa Monica Pier is commonly thought of as the end of Route
66 today, but it's really just a symbolic status ... read
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