The Royal Tour
Route 66 is probably the most famous road in the United States. Stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, parts of it still exist as they would have during its heyday. This stretch, from Barstow to Newberry Springs, California, is one of those.
Barstow is the largest city in this part of California, sitting at the junction of Interstates 15 and 40.
Barstow's train station is also home to a Harvey House, railroad museum, and the Route 66 museum. Plus it is a cool building!
Just outside Barstow is Calico Ghost Town. Many of the buildings here are original, although the place is a bit touristy.
Bagdad Cafe is one of the most famous buildings on this portion of Route 66, and fans of the filim of the same name come daily.
A marquis from a motel that no longer exists shows both what the road would have been like, and the deterioration of it once the interstate came in.
The Old Stone Hotel in Daggett, California is undergoing renovations. While it is unlikely to reopen as a hotel, the hope is to preserve the facades.
Make sure to click the link below to read all about this stretch of the historic Route 66!