Route 66, Amboy, California

March 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

My wife and I took a slight detour on our way home from Las Vegas last weekend through Amboy, California, located on the historic Route 66 in the Mojave Desert. The town was founded in 1883 as a railroad station. U.S. Route 66 opened up in 1926, and then in 1938 Roy's Motel and Cafe was established. The population reached a whopping 65 by 1940 and as of today is down to only 4. In 1973 Interstate 40 opened up which bypassed the town and basically killed it. Now, Amboy is a Route 66 tourist destination. There is currently a gift shop there and REALLY expensive gas if you need it. 

My wife and I Had taken a quick trip to visit Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada and the Hoover Dam. So, instead of taking the I-15 back to So. Cal., we took the inland route from Hoover Dam down highway 95 to the I-40 and then Route 66 through Amboy. I've driven through the town a hand full of times in my life but my wife had never been there. We spent a good 30 minutes or so there exploring the old motel and cafe and took a few fun shots of my wife jumping next to the Route 66 sign painted in the road, watching out for cars of course! Safety first!   Roy's Motel and CafeRoy's Motel and CafeRoy's Motel and Cafe in Amboy, California. Roy's Motel and CafeRoy's Motel and CafeRoy's Motel and Cafe in Amboy, California.

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