One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway.

10 Stops You Can't Miss on an I-40 Road Trip

One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a drive from end-to-end, in case

McDonald's Barstow California

Barstow, California The fast-food train — we mean, chain — plays into Barstow’s legacy as a transportation hub for road and rail. A popular stop on Historic Route the Barstow Station McDonald’s is housed in refurbished passenger railcars.

Calico Ghost Town - One of America's coolest ghost towns according to Travel & Leisure.

Why You Will Love California's Calico Ghost Town - or Hate It

California travel expert Veronica Hill tours Calico Ghost Town in this episode of "California Travel Tips." Many of these abandoned mining.

Barstow, California. I haven't seen this in my family visits. If I ever have to go again I'd like to see it.

Just before you get to Fort Irwin that is 35 miles from Barstow California you will see this little mountain and large rocks all painted with different companies logos from service bases all over the US that came to be trained at fort Irwin.

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Calico Ghost Town Near Barstow, California, United States of America, North America

Calico Ghost Town near Barstow, California, United States of America, North America as a Framed Print

A trip to Elmer's Bottletree Ranch is a trip to a beautiful piece of art in the middle of the California desert. Located on Route 66 this is a great stop for the whole family to enjoy.

Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch on Route 66

Travel the World: What to see and do in Barstow on a California Route 66 road trip.

California Route 66 Road Trip Pit Stop: Barstow

Travel the World: What to see and do in Barstow on a California Route 66 road trip.

Calico, CA - Ghostown USA, closest civilization:  Barstow, CALIFORNIA.    (Like a Stephen King book)

Calico Ghost Town, near Barstow, California. This former silver-mining town in Southern California peaked in the but started declining when the price of silver dropped in the It was a ghost town by

The Katz, along #Route66, #Barstow, California.  #FilmBarstow www.FilmBarstow.com

The Katz vintage sign - Dancing & Cocktails, along Route 66 - Barstow, California.

Barstow, CA : The beginning (or end) of I-40 in Barstow - I have already been to the other end of this road in October 2011 - so in less that a year, we will have driven all of 40

Barstow, CA. I ALWAYS wondered why there was a sign as you leave Wilmington on 40 W that said Barstow, CA.

Bottle Tree Ranch in Barstow, California

it’s 10 benny: elmer’s bottle tree ranch and mojave lava tubes

Located on Lake Dolores east of Barstow along historic Route 66, the Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark was abandoned in 2004 when an employee suffered an injury on one of the rides.

Rock-A-Hoola: Abandoned Water Park on Historic Route 66

Rock-A-Hoola, later known as Lake Dolores Waterpark and Discovery Waterpark, is an abandoned water park on historic Route 66 near Barstow, California.

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