Odd to put this entry in Off the Beaten Track for a town known for not much more than a cowboy museum.
But do visit the Burlesque Museum - I guarantee you've never seen anything like it. Extensive, fun, historical - what more could you want?
The best time to go seems to be around the annual Miss Exotic World pagaent, but resident Dixie Evans is always happy to show you around the museum and spin tales of this bygone era any time of the year.
29053 Wild Road, Helendale, CA 92342
Call for directions, it's a bit tricky. Waaaay off the I-15. If you play it right, though, you can get off the exit, visit to the museum, go north and end up farther up on the 15 near Barstow on your way to Vegas. Or vice versa if you're going to LA.