Mojave Travel Guide

  • CERRO GORDO | MOJAVE DESERT
    CERRO GORDO | MOJAVE DESERT
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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Mojave Things to Do

  • Spaceship #1

    Spaceship #1 on October 4, 2004 Mr. Binnie broke two records by being the first private mannaed spacecraft to break the barrier of altitude of 328,000 feet and carried it to 367,442 feet 69.6 miles above the Earth's surface, which broke the altitude record of 354,200 feet set on August 22, 1963 record by Joseph A. Walker's X-15. Now she sits on...

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  • Legacy Park

    Legacy Park commemorates the contributions of Eastern Kern County’s “Aerospace Valley. It is a lovely park that is landscaped with desert fauna that is typical for this area. What is unique about this little park it is where a Rotary Rocket Roton sits on display. There is a lovely path that leads to you the rocket, vistor center and has a path that...

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  • In Loving Tribute To Those We Lost...

    Located in Legacy Park~Dedicated to three wonderful souls who lost their lives during a explosion while conducting a test.In Loving Tribute To Those We Lost on July 26 2007 plaque was dedicated in Legacy Park July 28, 2008.Erice Blackwell Todd Ivens Glen May"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth ~ And danced the skies on laughter - silvered...

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  • Rotor Roton Rocket ATV

    This Rotor Roton Rocket (Atmospheric Test Vehicle) was designed to be a piloted for commercial purpose as a "space vehicle" and designed to transport up to 7,000 lb of cargo to and from low earth orbit (LEO). The Rotor Roton Rocket vehicle was designed to be piloted by a two person crew. Sadly the company ended in 2000 and it was only flown up and...

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  • Mitchell Caverns 1-mile cavern...

    Mitchell Caverns 1-mile cavern tour. Cost is $3 for adult, $1 for children, and free for those under age six. br>Tour last about 1½ hours and is limited to 25 people.One can see natural cave formations of stalactites, stalagmites, helicites, shields and draperies.

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  • Enjoy the scenery when...

    Enjoy the scenery when driving through the Mojave desert.It's hot, dry and sometimes windy...

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Mojave Restaurants

  • GREAT CHICKEN FRIED STEAK AT MIKE'S

    Mike's Roadhouse Cafe is quite a place inside. I had visited the Mike's in Kettleman City, just off the I-5 travelling to San Francisco from Los Angeles and was pleased with the food. Spotting the Mike's in Mojave and I turned into the driveway not only to get something to eat, but to see if it looked the same inside. From the outside, it looks...

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  • The best donuts and coffee!

    This is in the Old Kern County Mojave Branch Free Library building that now has found new life as Stoken Donut and Coffee shop. It was so nice to see that someone has taken the foresight to breath new life in a wonderful building. We stopped and had some wonderful donuts and great coffee. The folks in here were so friendly and polite. We enjoyed...

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  • I bet you couldn't guess!

    Ah ha....I bet you are surprised...not! We like Denny's and good old Mojave has one! In fact it's just across from AM PM gas and the overpass that has cutouts for train lovers and for photographers to click any kind of shot off. This Denny's is just as nice as others and lots of tourist stop here. It can be somewhat busy at times, while others...

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  • Lots of Peddlecars...remember those?!

    This is a really neat restaurant that many locals and tourist frequent a lot! It is nothing fancy, just simple decor and good food. We stop here on occasion if we're passing thru from the Highway 14. My son loves looks at all the old pedal cars they have on display here. Some are the owners collection and some they do sell. I always get the...

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  • Lots of fast food

    On the main highway theres lots of places to eat. Mostly its fast food.KFC is pretty good for chicken and mashed potatoes, and we cant forget about the biscuits.Jack in the Box has alittle bit of everything, 99cents for two tacos, curly fries etc..Carls Jr is good for their burgers, and my personal favorite: western bacon double cheese...

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  • Some familiar places for burgers

    By the time we got out of LA and into Mojave we were starving. I didnt want to take any chances on going somewhere new and possibly not liking the food so we headed to some place familiar where we KNOW the food is good. I am not much of a burger person but if i am craving a burger its usualluy IN N OUT or Carls Jr. I had a delicious Western Bacon...

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Mojave Nightlife

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    by Yubert Written Oct 4, 2002

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    It does get cold, it was below 32ºF this particular January night so sitting around the camp fire to stay warm was the highlight of the evening.

    Dress Code: Dress warm!

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Mojave Transportation

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    by Yubert Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Having a 4-wheel drive vehicle would be a good idea since some of the roads have a soft shoulder which 2-wheel drive vehicles can easily get stuck. And having higher ground clearance vehicle is also a good idea.

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Mojave Local Customs

  • THE WRITING IS ON THE CABOOSE

    Billboards are for most advertising. Some cities use a monument sign to let those driving through know about their area. The Mojave Chamber of Commerce came up with the best way to advertise their town with a railroad caboose car. Why not? Mojave gets a lot of railroad activity and was even the drop off for the Borax 20 mule team wagons out of...

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  • The local yahoo's don't have...

    The local yahoo's don't have much to do for entertainment so they make do and shoot up STOP signs like this...

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Mojave Warnings and Dangers

  • Be prepared

    Don't think your car won't brack down, take plenty of water.Just a few hours in the heat can be very exhausting take a few gallons of water with you or the desert won't look as nice when your stranded here for a few hours...

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  • Notice the soft gravel to the...

    Notice the soft gravel to the right of the road. This is called a 'soft shoulder' and most roads have a warning sign telling you there's a soft shoulder.This road did not have a warning sign. I stopped here to take a picture and my truck's rear tire got stuck. Fortunately a 4x4 truck came along and pulled me out.

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  • Gotta watch your step even out...

    Gotta watch your step even out here in the middle of the desert. There's giant cow pies all over the place!

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Mojave Tourist Traps

  • Calling home from the US.....

    You can put money in pay-phones, call from your hotel, use your mobile or use a calling card.. You also can buy prepaid calling cards at shops, gas stations and newsstands. Some of the above can result in a search for small change or lead to high telephone costs. Some prepaid cards has good rates to but be aware for hidden fees like starting costs...

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  • If you do run low on gas, the...

    If you do run low on gas, the nearest gas station from the Mitchel Caverns in in Fenner, about 24 miles away.Because this gas station is the only one around for miles, they charge $1.99 per gallon for regular unleaded. My local station at the time charged only $1.09 per gallon.

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  • Keep an eye on your cars...

    Keep an eye on your cars temperature when traveling through the desert, there are signs next to the road urging you to shut of the airconditioning to prevent overheating. We kept the airco on and had no problems but i know people who ended up stranded near the roadside with a overheated car. Be sure to take a few gallons of water with you so you...

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Mojave What to Pack

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    by Yubert Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a very warm jacket and gloves like these folks are wearing.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring a folding camp chair to sit on or else you're stuck sitting on the ground.

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Mojave Off The Beaten Path

  • Stop and Check them Out!

    Mojave Cement Plant has been in operation since 1953. Providing the country with a plentiful supply of limestone. Many of these projects include major hotels, power plants, package distribution terminals, and freeways. This product can be found in the Los Angeles International Airport, the California Aqueduct, Dodger Stadium, the Bonaventure Hotel...

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  • Wind Turbines Of Mojave

    You can spot these way off in the distance all over the mountains of Mojave and Tehachapi. You can get real up close look if you are on Highway 14 and exit to Oak Creek Road. The road Tehachapi Willow Springs road can take you to either Tehachapi or even back to Rosamond, Lancaster, & Palmdale. Most of the energy produced by these is sold back to...

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  • WIND TURBINES ON THE HILLSIDE

    Driving on Hwy 14 or on Sierra Hwy in Mojave, you look to the flat lands and see an airport with many jet aircraft and some propeller driven planes. Look to the hillside and you see propellers as well, but these are wing driven turbines that are collecting electricity. The true wave of the future in energy. Quite a sight to see these silent giants...

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Mojave Favorites

  • 24 Hour Interactive Visitor Kiosk.

    Located in Legacy Park, this park contains a 24-hour interactive visitor kiosk. Designed and operated by the Board of Trade, the kiosk will provide around-the-clock visitor information to travelers. The unit, designed to withstand the harsh elements of Eastern Kern another is located up in Kernville. It works very simply, it is a touch pad screen...

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  • Mojave Chamber of Commerce

    I bet you didn't think a small town like this would have one, but they do and are proud of it! Although, Mojave doesn't appear to be much there is lots to see and do here and all around this community. So take some time and check out the web site.Mojave Chamber of Commerce

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  • Yubert's General Tip

    One morning I climbed up the hill next to our campsite at Mid Hills. I was expecting to see some nice nature views but was surprised to see the solar panel and microwave antenna. Technology is everywhere! I can't escape it!

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