Roadside attractions between LA, and Vegas?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ulrich, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. I'm driving to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, to attend RollerCon What are some roadside attractions to check out? Concrete dinosaurs? Buildings shaped like stuff? Independent diners? Ghost towns?
  2. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Amiable Crank


    Well, Calico if you've never been there.
  3. TallLankyBastyd


    Jan 31, 2007
    Well... there is always beautiful Barstow!! :rolleyes:

    Years ago I awoke on the floor, amongst a few empty bottles of Wild Turkey, in the backseat area of my car sweating like crazy... I unfolded myself and opened a window to get blowtorched by an even hotter wind outside the car!! I stumbled out and eventually figured out that I was parked in a gas station parking lot just east of Barstow.

    No big deal... except... the last thing I remember was partying back at home in Lewistown, Montana!! :eyebrow:

    I got in my car... drove on to Huntington Beach... parked my car... and played bum for two weeks on the beach...

    Yeah... that's it... Barstow... :D
  4. Ben B

    Ben B

    Jul 13, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Barstow has a small stretch of old Route 66 with some shops, cafes, and a Route 66 museum. It's pretty interesting even if you haven't been drinking Wild Turkey. :D

    There's a good restaurant in Baker called the Mad Greek. Good food and ice cold milkshakes. I always stop there on my way to Las Vegas. Baker also has the tallest thermometer. Not too interesting unless you see it reading 115 degrees--which I have on numerous occasions.

  5. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    There's a big outlet mall in Barstow. There's the world's tallest thermometer in Baker. Other than that, it's a lot of brown dirt and rocks. Just get to Vegas as quick as you can.
  6. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    there's zzyzx road.
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  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Used to be that the Roy Rogers Museum in Victorville was well worth a stop for us boomers....but it has moved to Branson, MO.
  9. Sweet! Thanks y'all. This is gonna be a killer road trip.
  10. csala

    csala Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2005
    Santa Monica, Ca
    If you like jerky, Alien Jerky in Baker is awesome. They have friggin' clam jerky that's off the charts! It's one of the highlights of my Vegas trips-I actually look forward to Alien Jerky and wind up with about a month's supply.

    Oh yeah, the world's biggest thermometer is a bit of a disappointment. F that thing.

    If you're into meth whores there are an abundance of those on the way as well.

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