Route 66 and Beyond

Route 66 remains symbolic today. Created to connect the Midwest with the Pacific Ocean it served America’s history well throughout the ‘20s and into the Depression when it carried folks escaping the Dust Bowl into California. During post-war, Americans started to enjoy modern driving vacations spurring the era of “get your kicks on Route 66.” San Bernardino County is home to a significant portion of Route 66 that winds its way from Arizona through Needles, Barstow, Victorville, San Bernardino, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and on through Claremont into Los Angeles County.

From Route 66, you can experience Park Moabi for swimming the Colorado River, the Amboy Crater, Peggy Sue’s 50s Diner, and Madonna of the Trail, to name just a few of the famous sites. Each year the region’s Route 66 history is celebrated during the Crusin Reunion. The annual event attracts over 500,000 spectators who come to see almost 2,000 classic cars, hot rods, street rods, customs, muscle cars and sports cars on display. If you can’t make it to the Crusin' Reunion, you can always visit The Route 66 museums located in Barstow and Victorville. Here you can spend a little time creating your own Route 66 experience as well as view many fascinating items on display. The friendly museum staff can point you in the right direction and answer all your questions. Website


Attractions Along Route 66


Attractions Near Route 66

Limericks Tavern (Restaurant)   Rok House Brewing Company
1234 W Foothill Blvd.
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 920-5630

"Feeding the hungry with good old Irish and American comfort food. Quenching the thirsty with great American craft and Belgium legends."
  1929 W 11th Street
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 981-0020

"Created by brewmeister extraordinaires Mark Heffernan and Lars Bennett, along with their lovely shieldmaidens Sue Heffernan and Brandy Friday, Rök House Brewing Company is pleased to be serving you, our loyal Rökmeisters, the craftiest brews we can muster!"
Ontario Mills Mall (Shopping Center)   Last Name Brewery
1 Mills Circle
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 484-8301

"Ontario Mills is California’s largest outlet and value shopping center. With over 200 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, Ontario Mills is home to some of the most prestigious designer and name brand outlets in the world".
  2120 Porterfield Way
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 579-0032

"Have you ever wondered about those people who are unapologetically different than everyone else, and still so incredibly likable? We like to think that about ourselves. We’re individuals who do things our way because we’re curious, because we’re honest and because we’re interested in doing what we love. We bottle up our beer, not who we are".
The Magic Lamp Inn   Graber Olive House
8189 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 981-8659

"The Magic Lamp Inn - one of California's original steakhouse - has served for over half a century as a friendly and comfortable outpost for diners on Old Historic Route 66".
  315 E. 4th Street
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 983-1761

The Historic Olive House is home of the world famous Graber Olives grown and produced by the Graber Family since 1894.
Sycamore Inn   Citizens Bank Arena
8318 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-3109
(909) 982-1104 

"A landmark of hospitality on the legendary Route 66 since 1848… featuring Midwestern corn-fed prime steaks, prime ribs of beef, a tradition at the Inn for generations, as well as other delicious and exciting entrees, salads, and side dishes… Over 40 wines by the glass are available for guests’ pleasure".
  4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 244-5500

*Pricing depends on performance    
Group Sales Contact:
Jessica Reveles (909) 244-5516 or
"Our mission is to provide quality facilities for diverse entertainment, business functions, social gatherings and educational opportunities. We strive to bring excellent venue services to deliver the best entertainment experience for our guests and entertainers". 
Suite 106 Cupcakery (Featured on Food Network)   Victoria Gardens
11920 Foothill Blvd #130
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
(888) 977-6458

Sisters who succeeded on the Food Network show "Cupcake Wars" operate their dessert business in Rancho Cucamonga when they aren’t catering for special events and celebrities. "Suite 106 Cupcakery is a locally owned and operated bakery using only the freshest and finest all natural and organic with no GMO gourmet ingredients"
  12505 North Main Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(909) 463-2830

A premier outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment destination located in Rancho Cucamonga. From department stores like Macy's and JcPenny, to specialty stores such as Williams-Sonoma and Lush, VG has what you need.
Wigwam Motel   No Clue Craft Brewery
2728 W Foothill Blvd
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 875-3005

Built in 1949: "The motel's village-style arrangement of nineteen 30-foot-tall tepees made from wood framing, concrete and stucco draws much admiration from all generations. Each individual wigwam is carefully equipped with all the traveler's essentials with grounds that includes of grass area, an outdoor barbecue grill and kidney-shaped swimming pool".
  9037 Arrow Rt
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 989-2394

"No Clue Craft Brewery is a small family owned and operated brewery in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Our small hand-crafted brews are made with the same care as our multiple award-winning home brews. Come visit our tasting room and try one, or all of our beers soon!"

California Route 66 Museum   Idle Spurs Steakhouse
16825 D Street
Victorville, CA 92393
(760) 951-0436

"California Route 66 Museum is devoted to the representation of U.S. Highway 66 in both historic and contemporary exhibition. The museum intends to continually promote, preserve, and educate the public throughout the world bringing relative weight to the cultural influences; and impacting effects the Mother Road had on architecture, the arts, community development, and commerce; since its induction as a U.S. Highway in 1926".  *Entrance is free
  690 Old Hwy 58.
Barstow CA 92311
(760) 256-8888

*Appeared on the Travel Channel

Emma Jean’s Holland Burger Café (Featured on Food Network)   The Castaway
17143 N D St.
Victorville, CA 92394
(760) 243-9938

Mon thru Fri: 5am - 2:45pm Saturday: 6am - 12:30pm Closed Sundays
*Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins & Dives

  670 N. Kendall Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(909) 881-1502

“Rated by a top blog as the #1 place to be stranded and named the top brunch spot in Riverside by the Inland Empire newspaper, The Castaway is an experience to remember…Established by David Tallichet, The Castaway was one of the first themed restaurants. The Castaway’s grounds are adorned with Polynesian-style buildings and décor, waterfalls and American contemporary cuisine with a tropical touch”.
Harvey House Railroad Depot   Lytle Creek – Bonita Ranch
681 N. First Ave
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-1890 or (877) 997-8366

The building is in amazing condition and looks much like it did when it was a busy train station. Today the Barstow Harvey House Railroad Depot is used for Greyhound and Amtrak station, the Mother Road Route 66 Museum, and the Western America Railroad Museum. *Entrance is free
  900 South Fork Road
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
(909) 887-3643

Campgrounds, swimming, and hiking. Lytle Creek Shooting Range: Located off the 15, near the Cajon Pass. Outdoors, with rifle, pistol, muzzleloader, and archery ranges.
Elmer’s Bottletree Ranch   California Theatre
National Trails Highway
Oro Grande, CA 92368

Elmer’s Bottletree Ranch is literally a forest of bottle trees (large metal pipes with bottles hanging from them), located along the Mother Road, Route 66, right in the heart of the California desert. Open sunrise to sunset. Elmer accepts donations but it is free to enter.* Entrance is free
  563 W. 4th St
San Bernardino, CA 92402
(909) 885-5152

“The historic California Theatre is a 1,718 seat auditorium built in 1928 as a vaudeville movie palace. Currently the theatre hosts a wide range of performance types including legitimate theatre, musicals, plays, symphony celebrity headliners, concerts, children theatre, ballet, recitals, fashion shows, corporate seminars, graduation exercises and naturalization ceremonies.” San Bernardino 
Amboy Crater Trail Hike   Hesperia Zoo
Crater Road & Route 66
Amboy, CA 92304

"Amboy Crater is nestled half way between Barstow and Needles, just off historic Route 66. A visit to Amboy Crater will definitely take you back in time. Ten thousand years ago, this cinder cone volcano erupted, transforming the surrounding landscape. There is a 3-mile round trip trail leading up and into the crater". *Entrance is free
  19038 Willow St
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 948-9430

“The Hesperia Zoo is home to native, rare and endangered species from six continents. Our goal is to provide a fun, unique and exciting experience for the whole family”. About 20 minutes off of the Route.

The Goffs School House   Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary
37198 Lanfair Road
Goffs, CA

The Goffs School was built in 1914 and served the outlying families of the area from 1914 through 1937. It is a survivor of old Route 66 The restored school, active between 1913 and 1937, is now a museum. The school has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
  8545 Buttemere Rd
Phelan, CA 92371
(760) 490-3338

“Forever Wild provides a healthy, happy home for captive-bred animals that zoos will not take in…The location can often be exposed and windy, and the enclosure viewing area is in the open”. About 15 minutes off of Route 66.
    Calico Ghost Town
    36600 Ghost Town Rd
Yermo, CA 92398

Historic Re-creation - $8.00 per person
Bus tour fees - $4.00 per person)
A small town built in 1881 during the silver strike, now a ghost town worth visiting.
    The Pirate Cove Resort & Marina
    100 Park Moabi Road
Needles, CA 92363
(760) 326-9000

$350 per night (boat tour & boat rental fees vary)
Restaurant & Bar, RV resort, cabin rentals, travel trailer and boat rentals, boutique, and boat tours.