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California Route 66 Museum

16825 So.D Street, Route 66

About Us

The California Route 66 Museum maintains and displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to the history of Route 66 and it's communities. The displays include automotive history, cultural and economic impact as well as the development of the highway itself. Exhibitions incorporate corresponding topics such as early pioneer trails and the railroad. Our exhibitions are constantly changing and rotating throughout the year so come back and see us often to see what's new.

The museum was established in Old Town Victorville, California on November 11, 1995, along a stretch of the old Mother Road once resplendent with cafes and highway watering holes. The museum building itself was once a Route 66 road house, the Red Rooster Cafe. In fact the movie "The Jazz Singer" starring Neil Diamond was filmed here. Come walk down the sidewalks of Old Town Victorville and experience the feel of old Route 66 again at the California Route 66 Museum.

The Calfornia Route 66 Museum Features:

Historic Exhibitions - Take a step back in time and relive the days when Route 66 was the Mother Road of a nation!

Contemporary Gallery - Contemporary artwork related to the history of Route 66 and American Travel is exhibited in the gallery space.

Research Library - Browse the collection of books, magazines and abstracts related to Route 66, used by students, historians and journalists from around the world.

Travel Information - Brochures, maps and other travel information on points of interest, historic sites and accommodations are available free from the museum.

Gift Shop - Offers many fine gifts, jewelry, books and clothing related to Route 66. Several products are exclusive to the museum!


J Smiley

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Great memories of oh so many things. Sure miss those years. Volunteers here are so kind. Make sure you have a couple hours lots to look at. Free to the public. Free parking. ADA compliant entry and restroom. No ADA parking spots but large front concrete slab entryway.

Dan Scott

Saturday, April 28, 2018
This was such a great find. The staff are the friendliest and show a true love for Route 66. They welcomed us, showed us around, answered questions and told us about other great stops on our trip. Plus, they let you sit on some of the displays for pictures like the old Ford model T. We will definitely be back!

Wesley McClain

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
This place is awesome. I stopped by here back in October to find a Geocache, and ended up inside for over an hour. There is so much history about the historic Route 66 as well as local history and automotive history. It’s amazing how much stuff they can fit in this place. If you have the time to stop by, I highly recommend it, and make sure to give yourself plenty of time to wander around!

Ruby Ruiz

Monday, June 4, 2018
Loved it! Lou was very helpful and informative ! He presented everything with such passion, it made the experience memorable! He definitely loves what he does!

PerrynTracy Beard

Friday, April 6, 2018
We were greeted by our guide upon entering the museum. The display of items dated back to the 1920's to current brought back a lot of memories when I was younger traveling Route 66 from California to Indiana. Loved it all.

California Route 66 Museum is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media