Barstow sits as a major transportation hub due to its location at the junction of Interstates 15, 40, and State Route 58. This desert city’s history is deeply intertwined with the legendary Route 66, with the Route 66 “Mother Road” Museum celebrating this iconic highway. Once a silver-mining town in the 19th century, Barstow today is a gateway to the renowned Mojave National Preserve. The Desert Discovery Center further introduces visitors to the wonders of the Mojave Desert. Its strategic location makes it a popular stop for those traveling to and from Las Vegas.