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!