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California Route 66 Museum

Exterior of Museum
The front door is right on old 66

Victorville, California

The California Route 66 Museum maintains and displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to the history of Route 66 and its communities. The displays include automotive history, cultural and economic impact, as well as the development of the highway itself. The exhibits also pay tribute to related topics such as early pioneer trails and the railroad.

The museum itself is housed in a building which was once a Route 66 roadhouse, the Red Rooster Cafe. The cafe was used as a setting for the 1980 remake of the film The Jazz Singer, which starred Neil Diamond in the role made famous by Al Jolson.


Museum display: Mahan's
One of many displays at the museum

One of the most popular exhibits at the museum is a collection of artifacts from Hula-Ville, a classic tourist trap from just up the highway near Hesperia, California. When Miles Mahan could no longer continue maintaining Hula-Ville in the 1990s, the dedicated folks at the California Route 66 Museum stepped in to preserve as much as possible.


 

About the California Route 66 Museum
Business Type: Museum/Preservation
Owner(s):
Address: 16825 D Street, Victorville, CA 92395
Telephone: 760.951.0436
Web site: http://www.califrt66museum.org
Directions: See map on the official website

 

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