Needles Things to Do
Needles is a small town of about 4900 (up 2% since 2000) located at the intersection of Interstate 40 and US Highway 95 in Southern California, near the border with Nevada and Arizona. There is ample evidence of prehistoric habitation of the area from the many petroglyphs and pictographs found nearby. The Mohave, one of the Colorado River Indian...more
The El Garces Hotel/Santa Fe Depot was once one of the crown jewels of the Harvey Houses with its lovely ornate structure that served as a train station, restaurant, and hotel. It was built in 1908 when the last station that was wooden burned down. Since many town started to restructure what materials they should use since fires were unfortunately...more
$98 as of November 2014. There is a sign out front declaring this to be the best motel along this...more
1111 Pashard St, Needles, California, 92363, United States
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1707 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363
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Juicy's Cafe $12 as of November 2014. Juicy's is well known in this area and is reported to be the best in the area. The menu is fairly varied and has a few tempting options. They also have a daily special. This time I opted for the special; Pot Roast with Vegetables. The vegetables, the potatoes, and the soup was quite good, but the pot roast was...more
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Needles Warnings and Dangers
This oneway road that is access under the railroad tracks. Looks like it has not changed from the horse and buggy days. You can see the other traffic thru the tunnel. You stop ofcourse and wait your turn to access the tunnel. This one is located on the way to the El Garces Hotel/Train Depot. We exited Interstate 40 north bound when we saw the...more
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Needles Off The Beaten Path
Route 66 joins the Interstate at Park Moabi and heads west towards Needles. The original route is a few miles down I-40 take the Five-Mile Station Road exit to get back on Route 66 and enter Needles on Front Street. This is where you will see one of the original attractions. El Garces Hotel/Santa Fe Depot!
Here are some great resources to find out more about Route 66:
Route 66 Mother Road Museum
Located in the Historic Harvey House
681 N. First Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311
Hours: Friday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mojave River Valley Museum
270 E. Virginia Way
Barstow, California 92311
Exit I-15 at Barstow Road. Go north one block.
Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free
Focus is on local and regional history of the Mojave Desert. Some wonderful displays and exhibits.
California Route 66 Museum
"Where the Trails Meet"
16825 D Street
Victorville, CA 92393-2151
Hours: Thursday thru Monday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PMRelated to:
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
These are a wealth of information for any tourist/visitor. This buildling may not look like much, but does such a service for the city. Do not ever be afraid to seek out any cities chamber of commerce. Lots of info available here.P.O. Box 705 Needles, CA. 92363(760)326-2050 Needles Chamber of CommerceExit from Interstate 40 exit onto J Street turn...more
I don't know much about Needles other than the fact that it's the California gateway town on Historic Route 66 and, most importantly, it's the hometown of Snoopy's brother, Spike.My friends and I were on our way to the Grand Canyon, and we stopped in Needles to fill up the tank and to find the perfect photo op. I was hoping to find a "Welcome to...more
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