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Hours, Admission And Location
Monday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment only (a deposit may be required)
Group Tours Welcome
Parking And Accessibility:
There is ample parking, wheelchair accessibility and RV parking.
Admission is free for adults and children. Donations are gratefully accepted, please visit our Memberships and Donations area on our E-Commerce Store.
California Route 66 Museum
16825 South D Street
Victorville CA, 92395
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CALIFORNIA ROUTE 66 MISSION STATEMENT
The 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.
HOW THE MUSEUM WAS BORN
It was spring of 1995, and a group of Victorville Old Timers felt that the popularity of Route 66 was at a peak and since Route 66 went through Old Town Victorville, one generous old timer had a perfect building on the corner of 6th and D Street (First National Bank) on Route 66, it was time to do our part and open a Route 66 Museum in Victorville.
Our dream came true on November 11, 1995, when Joy Robertson donated the use of the old bank building, the California Historic Route 66 Association helped fund the merchandise for the gift shop, Dan Harlow and David Knudsen helped with the artifacts and promotion of the museum.
You asked how Chick Kirk and Betty Halbe became involved.
The museum held a grand opening and with thousands of people attending, it was necessary to have a lot of volunteers. Mark Ward, one of the founders, asked Betty Halbe to be a greeter and Chick Kirk to be a volunteer, thus Betty and Chick 18 years later are still here.
Chick has served as Board President at least 8 times; Betty is the Museum Curator, Gift Shop Merchandise Coordinator, and currently the Board President.
The museum has grown from 1000 sq. ft. to over 4500 sq. ft., has had visitors from 75 foreign countries, hundreds of bus tours, school children, seniors, writers, film crews, over 20 different car shows, and motorcycle tours, as well as all the Route 66 Roadies who love to travel the road.
Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and great supporters--we are alive and well, stop by and say hello.
GET YOUR KICKS IN OUR E-COMMERCE STORE - NOW SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY!
We're pleased to announce that in response to many requests from our guests who visit the Museum and our e-commerce store from countries outside the United States, we are now able to ship internationally. After adding products to your shopping cart in our e-commerce store, you can calculate shipping to your address on the View Cart page, before you check out. We are also having a Spring Special: Get a Free Route 66 Baseball Cap when you buy a hoodie in our e-commerce store for $25.00. Tax and shipping are not included. As always, your feedback is very helpful for us to better service you.
REGISTER YOUR CLASSIC CAR OR MOTORCYCLE TO BE IN THE CALIFORNIA ROUTE 66 MUSEUM CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND 19TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Saturday November 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Car Show is open to pre-1975 Cars, Trucks, Vintage, Foreign, Any Year Corvette and Motorcycles! Click here to download the form to register your car or motorcycle for $20.00 per entry or you can register on-site for $25.00 the day of the show from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Dash Plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries. There will be trophies, prizes and surprises, plus Museum events that will include Music, Lunch, 50/50 Drawing, and Tours. No alcohol.
Click here to contact us for more information or call us at 760-951-0436 during Museum hours.