Top 10 Things To Do in Barstow and Fort Irwin

We countdown the top attractions and places to see in and around Barstow, Ca.

Things to Do in Barstow

Ever wondered what activities or sights to see while visiting our little corner of the vast Mojave Desert? Well today we count down the top 10 things to do while visiting Barstow, Ca. From the historic to the outdoors, there’s is certainly some unique areas worthy of a visit. Check it out.

10. Tons of Free Museums

Learn about the area’s unique geological, historical, and industrial background.

9. Skyline Drive-In

Boasting 2 digital projection screens and a fully stocked snack bar, this is a must-see!

8. Amazing Off Roading & OHV

Among the dirt and rocks winds great fun for the whole family. Be sure to stop at Slash X Ranch Cafe for a burger after a long morning ride.

7. Route 66

Barstow boasts 10 miles of Historic Route 66 with great places to visit including main Street Murals, The El Rancho Motel, and Barstow Station.

6. Harvey House

Beautiful architecture with great views of passing trains.

5. Hiking and Camping

Some of the country’s most mesmerizing scenery and unique landscapes can be found in the Mojave Desert. Here are the top 5 areas you cannot miss:

4. Historic Family Owned Restaurants

Several great eateries have been passed down from generation to generation keeping tradition in Barstow alive for over 50 years.

3. Thrift Store Shopping and Malls

From tiny places jam packed with goodies to giant malls, there are antiques and souvenirs galore.

 2. Skyline Drive In Theater

A blast from the past! New digital projection and radio station audio breathe new life into the memorable days of the drive in.

1. Calico Ghost Town & Early Man Archaeological Site

 Just like it sounds…. it really is a ghost town and super, duper old archaeological site!