POINTS OF INTEREST

Here are some 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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MAP

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.

Aztec Hotel

Inspired by John L. Stephen’s book, Incidents of Travel in Central America: Chiapas and Yucatan, architect Robert B. Stacy-Judd designed the building, which he…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Wigwam Motel

Already iconic before Disney’s Pixar movies released Cars in 2006, the Wigwam Motel follows a style that was duplicated at other motel sites along Route…