- Our list of the best things to do in Barstow, California, features the top 17 nearby activities — including 10 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Barstow, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 14 things to do within the city of Barstow, CA , followed by 3 popular activities in nearby cities, including Apple Valley
The history of what is known as the 'Mother Road' is put on display at the Route 66 Mother Road Museum. Exhibits cover the memorabilia associated with Route 66 along with specialized art exhibits revolving around the highway.
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Fossil Bed Road, 8 Miles North, Barstow, CA 92311 MoreLess Info
Paleontological resources and landscape features of the Rainbow Basin Natural Area make it an area under federal control as a way to preserve the grounds. Visitors can still hike, go horseback riding, camp, or take pictures of the site.
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685 North 1st Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311 MoreLess Info
The history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest if put on display at the Western America Railroad Museum. Displays concerning the history surrounding the railroad and technology behind trains in general.
Located within the former building of a 1930s hotel, Revolutions Barstow Bowl now contains 24 wood lanes. Visitors can also access a full video game arcade, on-site sports bar and grill, snack bar, and a private banquet room for group events.
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Mojave National Preserve, Providence Mountain State Recreation Area, Barstow, CA 92311 MoreLess Info
Mitchell Caverns consists of three limestone caves carved into the range at Providence Mountains State Park. The three limestone caves are connected by man-made tunnels, with regular, ranger guided tours offered through the site.
The 1.6 million acre Mojave National Preserve is a park that is home to sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and wildflowers. The park also is made up of abandoned mines, homesteads, and military outposts.
The Barstow Route 66 'Mother Road' Museum features a rotating variety of exhibits with some connection to the legendary highway Route 66. Exhibits include paintings, photography, and art in other media. The museum has a gift shop.
The New Barstow Station Cinema is a neighborhood movie theater that strives to offer an affordable movie-going experience to its visitors. The theater offers affordable concessions and matinee pricing on films.